According to Evans Data's semiannual Cloud Development Survey, 36 percent of active cloud developers have used or are using Microsoft's Azure Cloud, making it the most popular among developers. Google Storage came in second with 29 percent of cloud developers having used it, and Amazon Web Services had 28 percent. “Microsoft was very aggressive with its introduction of Azure to the development community a few years ago and that has paid off,” said Evans Data CEO Janel Garvin. “Additionally, the large established MSDN community and the fact that Visual Studio is still the most used development environment are huge assets to Microsoft in getting developers to adopt the Azure platform. However, Cloud platform use is still very much fragmented with lots of players laying claim to small slivers of share. It will take more time before a clear landscape of major Cloud vendors shakes out.”
The survey also found that more than half of cloud developers deploy their apps on the same platform they use for development.