Here’s some food for thought: A recent Cloud Development Survey reported that 61% of the developers in Evans Data Corp (news, site) believe that a portion of their IT resources will move to the public cloud within the next year.

But how much of those IT resources exactly? The portion size is up for debate, as over 87% of the 400 developers surveyed in November and December of 2009 believe that only half or less than half of their resources will move.

Meaning? The hybrid cloud is what you might want to watch out for.

“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, CEO of Evans Data."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."

Learning Opportunities

Some other tidbits from the survey to think about:

  • MySQL is the preferred database for use in the public cloud cited by over 55% of the developers
  • Almost two-thirds (64%) expect their cloud apps to extend to mobile devices
  • VMWare is the favorite hypervisor vendor or user in a virtualized private cloud (28.6%) followed by Microsoft and IBM

For a preview of the 113 page report, head on over to EDC's site.