IBM announced that developers and IT managers across the U.S. cited IBM Bluemix as one of the fastest growing and one of the most widely adopted platforms as a service (PaaS) according to a new survey from the analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
According to ESG's analysis of the survey results, Bluemix adoption is growing at a rate 5 times faster on average than the other leading vendors in the PaaS market. The survey results encompass hundreds of North American developers and IT managers who ranked IBM Bluemix ahead of the competition in areas including internal application development, PaaS satisfaction, PaaS benefits and future IT needs. IBM also won high praise for Bluemix being the world's largest Cloud Foundry deployment, with more than 150 APIs and services in 179 countries.
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The survey results reinforce IBM's success and traction in hybrid cloud. IBM's total cloud revenue --- including public, private and hybrid engagements --- was $11.6 billion over the previous 12 months that ended in June 2016. IBM's cloud delivered as a service business had an annual run rate of $6.7 billion in Q2, up 50 percent year to year, a subset of the total, which includes PaaS.
"The platform-as-a-service market is experiencing high growth and currently favors well established application development and deployment vendors who provide both PaaS and IaaS capabilities," said Stephen D. Hendrick, principal analyst for application development research at ESG.