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Mobile Apps Dominate Public Cloud Workloads

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The workload most commonly moved to a public Cloud consist of mobile apps, according to 66% of Cloud developers in Evans Data‘s newly released Cloud Development Survey.  The survey, conducted in early December 2018 among active Cloud developers, also found that workloads vary between public, private and hybrid Cloud systems.  While mobile apps were cited significantly more often than others for public Clouds, database, security, and backend services were virtually tied for top workloads for private Clouds and IoT was most commonly mentioned for Hybrid Clouds.

When it comes to the business motivations for selecting a particular Cloud offering, agility was mentioned by 45% of the respondents and time to value for analytical initiatives was cited by 43%.  Agility and time to value for analytical initiatives both juggle two key considerations in terms of timeliness and insight. Whereas agility allows a business to quickly pivot to address changing needs and opportunities, quicker time to value not only means that development platforms will provide information quickly, but also that organizations will be able to receive the business insights that inform their ability to forecast how their current strategy will perform in the short term and/or pivot their strategies to address changes in the market.

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“Cloud used to be mainly about saving the costs of infrastructure, but that’s changed,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, “Today we see developers and Ops professionals alike are more attuned to the actual benefits that Cloud provides such as scalability and the enhanced flexibility of reach.  This is especially true for workloads in public and hybrid Clouds where we see far ranging implementations in mobile and IoT dominating the landscape.”

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The Cloud Development Survey is conducted twice a year and is now in its 20th iteration.  It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8% and covers an extensive range of topics including: Considerations in Selecting a Cloud Environment, Building a Cloud, Cloud Service Evaluations and Implementations, DevOps and the Cloud, Orchestration and Automation, Block Chain, Security, Government Regulations and Privacy, Containerization, Microservices, Mobile IoT and the Cloud, Serverless Computing and more.

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