SANTA CRUZ, CA – August 4, 2009 – Private Cloud development is set to take off during the coming year, with 48.9% of developers expecting to deploy apps in a private cloud according to a survey of 500 software developers to be released next week by Evans Data Corp. The new Cloud Development Survey showed that 29.7% are currently working on applications destined for a private cloud environment, while an additional 19.2% expect to enter development within the next 12 months.
The extensive survey of over 500 software developers measures intentions and adoption patterns of developers through in-depth interviews on subjects related to Cloud development. This includes Public and Private Cloud development, types of apps moving first to the Cloud, development dynamics and tools for developing in the Cloud, data centers and virtualization, security, regulations, benefits, and inhibitors.
Other highlights from the survey include:
- The largest group of developers (48%) think that Java is the best language for developing in the cloud - followed by C#.
- Half of the developers using Amazon public cloud services are using them experimentally or for prototyping rather than for business critical apps
- Three quarters of developers think that data for applications deployed in the cloud should be backed up outside the public cloud - either in traditional onsite storage or in a private cloud.
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Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans' syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.
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