SANTA CRUZ, CA. February 3, 2015 – Security is the biggest barrier to developing applications for the Cloud and the data center is the most likely trouble spot for security according to 41% of Cloud developers. A little more than a third, 34.5%, thought the client was most likely to present security issues, while a quarter thought the most dangerous part was the actual transmission between the Cloud and the client. The recently released survey of over 400 developers actively developing for or deploying to a Cloud also found that perceptions of the security of a vendor’s Cloud service offerings were most effected by the vendor’s reputation for security in other products.
When it comes to the type of virtualization security mechanisms that are most essential to include in the data center, over half of the developers, 56%, thought that software to authorize or block hardware access to virtual machines was essential, while 48% identified security within the hypervisor, and 37% selected firmware to monitor data flows across VMs. Developers could select multiple mechanisms and on average selected 2.3.
"Security is a huge issue for developers and the convergence of Cloud, mobile, Big Data and IoT is making it more complex while at the same time more imperative" said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp, "The data center is the place where vendors can really focus their efforts, and that’s of upmost importance now.”
Evans Data’s Cloud Development Survey is now in its sixth year and consists of in-depth survey interviews with developers who develop within or deploy to a cloud environment. Its content reflects the changing concerns of subscribers in the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud development and includes sections on Developing in the Cloud, Deploying to the Cloud, Private vs Public vs Hybrid Cloud issues, Security, Integrations, Language use, Virtual Machines, Containers, Data Storage, Mobility, Internet of Things and Cloud and more.
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