Developers Will Focus on Hybrid Cloud in 2010, Survey Says

More than 60 percent of IT shops polled plan to adopt a hybrid cloud model over the coming year, according to survey of application developers by Evans Data.

According to a recent Evans Data survey, more than 60 percent of IT shops polled plan to adopt a hybrid cloud model over the coming year.

Results of the Evans Data Cloud Development Survey, released Jan. 12, show that 61 percent of the more than 400 developers polled said some portion of their organizations' IT resources "will move to the public cloud within the next year," Evans Data said. "However, over 87 percent [of the developers] say half or less then half of their resources will move ... As a result, the hybrid cloud is set to dominate the coming IT landscape."

The statement continued:

""The hybrid Cloud presents a very reasonable model, which is easy to assimilate and provides a gateway to Cloud computing without the need to commit all resources or surrender all control and security to an outside vendor," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. "Security and government compliance are primary obstacles to public cloud adoption, but a hybrid model allows for selective implementation so these barriers can be avoided.""

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Evans Data conducted its survey over November and December of 2009 to examine "various aspects of cloud development including: timelines for public and private cloud adoption, obstacles and perceived benefits of cloud development, collaborating and developing in the cloud, tools and architectures for cloud development, virtualization in the private data center and much more."

Also according to the Evans Data survey, nearly two-thirds or 64 percent of the developers said they "expect their cloud apps to extend to mobile devices."

Other highlights of the survey were that "MySQL is the preferred database for use in the public cloud, cited by over 55 percent of the developers" and more than 28 percent of developers said they preferred VMware as their "hypervisor vendor or user in a virtualized private cloud ... followed by Microsoft and IBM."