ASG report “DevOps and the Alternative Cloud” How developers stand on IaaS Solutions
What exactly do users expect from an infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution? The Accelerated Strategies Group wanted the question answered from a developer’s perspective and conducted a survey in this target group.
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On behalf of Linode, ASG investigated what speaks for the development and deployment of applications for the cloud.
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The Accelerated Strategies Group (ASG) survey, commissioned by Linode, was designed to provide insights into what capabilities and priorities are in focus when choosing cloud infrastructure providers. Looking at the subject matter of the study, it was not surprising that cloud usage was high: 62 percent of IT infrastructures are in some form connected to the cloud.
Hybrid clouds, a mix of on-premises and cloud providers, accounted for 15 percent. 30 Percent is the responsibility of a single cloud provider, 17 percent is a multi-cloud infrastructure. A fifth of respondents stated that their employer no longer operates an on-premises infrastructure.
But what benefits do participants expect from the cloud? Thanks to multiple mentions, some answers were almost equal: for 63.31 percent, the promise of modern software was a driving force, while a short time-to-market and application performance were equal, each with 63.02 percent of the mentions. This is followed by cost-efficient (61.24 percent) and business continuity (59.76). With the exception of costs, CI/CD experts rated all these benefits the highest.
Data protection and security are crucial
When asked which service property a cloud infrastructure provider must have, one answer stood out: for 52 percent of participants, “Excellent data security” is the decisive factor. User-friendliness, accessible customer support, simple cloud hosting and open standards were well behind it.
For 58 percent of participants, the biggest concern when using cloud services stems from security or data protection concerns. The next major hurdles are a feared lack of cloud knowledge, both in terms of operations (42 percent) and development (40 percent).
Study author Charles J. Kolodgy from ASG highlights one point in the study: More than half of respondents said that their company is considering adding one or more cloud infrastructure providers in 2021. “This will significantly expand the use of multi-cloud environments,” comments the security expert.
Interested parties can find the report “DevOps and the Alternative Cloud” on the Linode website.