Open-Source Developers Embrace Cloud, Google App Engine
Forty percent of application developers surveyed recently by Evans Data survey who were working on open-source projects say they plan to deliver their applications as Web services offerings using cloud providers. The majority of application developers responding, at 28 percent, say they plan to use Google App Engine to develop cloud applications, while 15 percent plan to use Amazon Web Services.A recent survey from Evans Data shows that 40 percent of surveyed developers working on open-source projects plan to deliver their applications as Web services offerings using cloud providers. According to the Evans Data Open Source/Linux Development survey, among those who plan to use the cloud, the majority, at 28 percent, said they plan to use Google App Engine, while 15 percent plan to use Amazon.com's services. Cloud services by other vendors, such as Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce.com, were not nearly as popular. Evans Data surveyed more than 360 developers involved with open-source projects, company officials said.
"As costs increase for power, staff and data center resources, more businesses are being attracted to the latest promise: moving more of the company's infrastructure and applications into a third-party-provided cloud," John Andrews, president and CEO of Evans Data, said in a statement. "Many companies are using this model to not only reduce infrastructure costs but simultaneously increase their computational capabilities."