According to Charles Babcock of Information Post, the Cloud Computing Survey from Evans Data offers some pretty interesting insights into the mood inside the developer community about Cloud Computing. I thought I will highlight some of the important takeaways from the survey.
- 48.9% of the 500 people surveyed expect to do some cloud application within the next year
- Out of this 48.9%, 29.7% are already working on applications for private cloud environments. It means 1 in 3 developers are already playing the cloud game
- 48% of the surveyed developers prefer Java to be the language of the cloud
- Three quarters of the developers wanted the data from the public clouds to be backed up somewhere else, preferably, in a private cloud storage system
- Of those involved in the Cloud development, 30% are involved in the development for private clouds and 24% in the public clouds
These are some interesting numbers and we can draw some adhoc conclusions based on the above numbers. Both the survey and my conclusions should be taken with a pinch of salt but it does give us some idea about what to expect in the next year or two. 2009 is already turning into an eventful year for Cloud Computing and it is only natural that the trend will continue further in 2010 too.
Here are my conclusions:
- It is clear that the enterprises are seriously investing resources for cloud development
- As expected, the enterprise shift to Clouds are coming through private clouds
- Java seems to be the enterprise flavor when it comes to cloud based development
- Developers share the same concerns of top IT brass when it comes to security and disaster recovery
There is one thing that is perfectly evident from the above sampling. The shift to cloud is real and it is happening fast even on the enterprise side.