Hybrid Cloud Adoption Rates to Exceed 60 Percent This Year, EDC Says
January 19, 2010 Alex Woodie
Cloud computing and hybrid cloud computing are not just the latest high-tech terms to be flaunted by hype-hungry marketers. Instead, the terms refer to a real phenomenon that’s set to have a big impact on how organizations consume IT in 2010, according to a report issued last week by Evans Data Corp.
According to EDC’s latest “Cloud Development Survey,” which involved a survey of more than 400 developers during November and December of last year, more than 61 percent of developers say that at least some of their IT resources will move into a public cloud during 2010.
“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, founder and CEO of EDC. “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.”
Not surprisingly, the open source MySQL database is the preferred platform by 55 percent of developers working on cloud computing, according to the study. What’s more, 64 percent of developers say their cloud applications will work on mobile devices.