Cloud Developers Embrace
February 27, 2017
architectures offer increased efficiency and flexibility, especially in
a Cloud environment, and 92% of developers actively working in the Cloud
are either already delivering microservices or have plans to do so in
the next 12 months. Evans Data’s recently released Cloud Development
Survey found that 43.9% of Cloud developers are currently delivering and
deploying microservices in development, test and production; 37.1% are
experimenting with the architecture, and an additional 10.9% plan to
within the next 12 months.
The survey of 500 Cloud developers also found that the biggest obstacle
in creating a microservice architecture is the complexity of decoupling
existing services as microservices, cited by 30% of respondents,
followed by the complexity of delivering services, cited by 17.4%, and
load balancing across multiple environments, 15.7%.
“Microservice architectures are not exactly new,” said Janel Garvin,
“but they have recently gained a lot of recognition as a way to create
more flexible Cloud applications that can be modified easily and
quickly. The advent of DevOps has also contributed to the popularity of
microservice architectures as changes can be made without having to
redeploy the entire application, which makes life easier for both
developers and operations.”
examining Cloud service offerings, the Cloud Development Survey also
found that Database as a Service (DaaS) is considered one of the most
important value added Cloud services that can be supplied, followed by
deployment and monitoring services, and Analytics.
The Cloud Development survey is published twice a year and is focused on
Cloud development. Topics included in this 200 page research document
include: Public Cloud Development, Private Cloud Development, Moving to
the Cloud, Implementing Cloud Services, Security and Governance,
Containers and Virtualization, Data Storage and Analytics, and more.