According to the findings of a new study published by Evans Data, most developers believe that Google is better positioned to execute its cloud computing strategy as compared to rivals like Amazon and Microsoft.
The research was carried out to determine the perception of software developers towards major web-based computing providers including the likes of AT&T, Google, Amazon, Microsoft
More than 400 developers were involved and were requested to rate the given companies on their current standing and their ability to execute their vision.
According to the report most developers believed that Amazon and Google clearly top the group of companies with respect to their current standing while IBM scored high on providing security.
When it came to scalability, Google was the preferred choice with around 31 percent of those surveyed expressing the opinion that the company is capable of accommodating highly dynamic applications while it scored high on reliability and cost to value ratio.
Janel Garvin, the author of the report, explained the rationale behind the support Google received from developers by saying that "Google shows more strength in both perceived capabilities and perceived ability to execute, and the adoption patterns for Google are stronger, going into the future."
It is ironic that the report came shortly after a spat of Google downtime periods that affected Gmail. Google's Cloud computing platform is only as good as its weakest link AND its last twelve months. Ultimately, companies know that they will probably be paying less by moving to Google (something we're planning to do soon) and that the pros greatly outweigh the cons.