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Evans cloud computing survey says developers see Google for the public, IBM for the private side

By Kathleen Kriz

It is still in the early going but evidence suggests developers see Google as the leader in Public Cloud Computing, and IBM as the leader in Private Cloud Computing, at least according to an Evans Data Corporation study of developer perceptions. In their Cloud Development Survey 2010, released at the end of June, Evans Data polled over 400 software developers to determine leaders in cloud computing. Over 40 percent of those surveyed said Google was the top Public Cloud provider, and almost 30 percent said IBM was the top provider for Private Clouds. The survey showed that these two vendors best fulfilled the security and reliability requirements for either the Public or Private Cloud. It is expected that a hybrid situation will develop in regards to the cloud, but for right now these two companies lead their respective categories.

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