The traditional developer-based decision-making process for bringing cloud computing into a business will become a group decision as executive, IT and line-of-business teams collaborate more during the process over the next two years, according to TBR’s Cloud Developer Report.
Platform-driven ecosystems provide vendors with more-profitable and broader routes to market. Vendors aiming to build viable partner ecosystems focus on attracting developers to carve out a place in the market ahead of competitors. But as the decision makers expand beyond developers, vendors will need to consider a new set of requirements from a broader group.
“Developers are a critical part of cloud ecosystems, expanding, customizing and filling in portfolio gaps,” said TBR Senior Analyst Jillian Mirandi. “To date, developers have been the group bringing cloud platforms, namely AWS [Amazon Web Services], into their businesses. Over the next two years, executives and IT will get more involved, ultimately driving group decisions,” Mirandi said.
TBR believes the vendor that can tell and back up the best story while growing its community will win. “Cloud platform vendors will have to speak not only to developers who crave the best technology, APIs and automation, but also to executives who require portability and IT decision makers who will demand more security,” Mirandi said.
TBR’s Cloud Developer Report highlights the market opportunity for platform providers and partners. The study looks at nine platforms and includes in-depth interviews from 15 hand-selected developers, providing insight into the development platform landscape and the steps vendors need to take to align with evolving developer requirements. The study also uncovers key platform attributes and their impact on platform selection, along with what developers are considering when choosing a cloud platform.
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