SANTA CRUZ, CA August 17, 2011 – Seventy-five percent of developers actively engaged in Cloud development expect their company’s use to increase during the next twelve months; 42% expect usage to grow by more than 20% and 13.5% expect usage to increase by more than 50% according to a new survey from Evans Data Corp. Additionally, the new survey of over 400 developers active in Cloud development showed that only 7% expected usage to decrease while 17.4% expected Cloud use to remain the same.
"Cloud delivers cost savings and on-demand scaling and the rush to adoption is picking up" said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. "Developers lead the way in developing on both public and private Clouds or deploying to them, and the degree to which they’ve embraced this paradigm is resulting in a sea change in the way development is done and deployed. We’re seeing this now and it will be even more apparent in the near future."
Other highlights from this comprehensive survey, conducted in July 2011, of over 400 professional software developers active in Cloud development include:
---Nine in ten Cloud developers believe that using a cloud development platform saves time and 69% think it saves 20% or more
---A third of Cloud developers create only one to five virtual images for their apps, suggesting they have a few standard images that they reuse time and again
---Cloud developers are most open to supporting new development models in support of on-demand scaling (28%), while less than five percent would learn new programming languages
The Evans Data Cloud Development survey is conducted bi-annually with in-depth interviews of developers actively developing for or in public and private clouds. It explores a wide range of development topics impacting Cloud development including development tools, top public and private Cloud providers, security, intentions for different types of apps and other topics in this comprehensive report.
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