ESG Infographic: Cloud-native Applications

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See how IT professionals use cloud-native applications to help advance their businesses into the future with this free ESG Infographic, Distributed Cloud Series: Cloud-native Applications.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Securing the Identity Perimeter with Defense in Depth

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The core tenet of a zero trust strategy is least-privilege access. Yet, organizations continue to rely on user and machine identities that are susceptible to compromise, abuse/misuse, and theft. Risk is compounded by over-permissive, static access rights that provide little to no visibility into who and what is using access and how. Vaguer is how identities are being/should be monitored and protected. Availability of modern, cloud-managed identity services is widespread. Yet organizations have been slow to pivot their security programs from traditional endpoint, network, and SecOps to an approach that focuses on identity orchestration and experiences, which is dynamic and distributed. Where there are no perimeters, a multitude of identity verification services and managed identity services exist.

In order to gain insights into these trends, ESG surveyed 488 IT and cybersecurity professionals personally responsible for identity and access management programs, projects, processes, solutions/platforms, and services at large midmarket (500 to 999 employees) and enterprise (1,000 or more employees) organizations in North America (US and Canada).

Topics: Cybersecurity Identity and Access Management

ESG Research Report: Observability from Code to Cloud

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Organizations continue to try to strike the balance between cloud-native and legacy infrastructure. Whether organizations take a “cloud-first” or a “cloud-when-it-makes-sense” approach to their digital transformation initiatives, the number and variety of infrastructure options and locations continue to expand. Specifically, IT operations teams continue to strive to improve collaboration with developers on building modern application architectures and establishing the related processes. As companies accelerate or embark on their digital transformation journeys, what is the expected role of ITSM in enabling businesses to realize the benefits of automation, observability, intelligence, and optimization?

To gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 357 IT, DevOps, and application development professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Sustainability Is Now the Most Common Buying Criterion for Endpoint Devices

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Environmental sustainability, already a priority of executives in many organizations, has infiltrated IT purchasing to such a degree that it has become the most important buying consideration for endpoint devices. In response, IT leaders are learning to become sustainability advocates, which in turn is driving changes in how vendors position and prioritize features of their devices.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility endpoint management

ESG Complete Survey Results: Distributed Cloud Series: Cloud-native Applications

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ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between December 6, 2021 and December 17, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT, DevOps, and application development professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on cloud-native application trends, including bridging the gap between container development, Kubernetes, and IT operations through CI/CD pipelines, as well as building, maintaining, and operating a developer-ready infrastructure without impacting developer velocity.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Complete Survey Results: Distributed Cloud Series: Observability Trends

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ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between November 15, 2021 and November 20, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT, DevOps, and application development professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on building modern application architectures and establishing the related processes, including the expected role of ITSM in enabling businesses to realize the benefits of automation, observability, intelligence, and optimization.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Cloud-native Applications

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Today’s businesses are evolving rapidly to meet the demands of their customers, but traditional and heritage applications often do not meet the requirements. IT organizations are trying to keep their businesses running while migrating to new, modern approaches to advance the business into the future. Many organizations are taking a “cloud-first” approach to their digital transformation initiatives, which requires building, maintaining, and operating a developer-ready infrastructure without impacting developer velocity.

To understand cloud-native application trends, including bridging the gap between container development, Kubernetes, and IT operations through CI/CD pipelines, ESG surveyed 387 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, managing, and building application infrastructure.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration cloud-native Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG Brief: The Demise of EDR?

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As a top investment priority for security organizations, detection and response programs are entering a significant transition as attack surface expansion and threat complexity drive the need for more comprehensive visibility, detection, and response. The extended detection and response (XDR) movement has spawned a plethora of new solution offerings capable of detecting advanced threats by aggregating, correlating, and analyzing telemetry from endpoints, networks, the cloud, and identities together with a new level of more extensive threat intelligence. What impact – if any – do IT and cybersecurity teams anticipate XDR having on their current endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions?

Topics: Cybersecurity XDR

ESG Infographic: Cloud Analytics Trends

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Discover why IT organizations consider the cloud critical to fueling data-driven success with this ESG Infographic, Cloud Analytics Trends.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: Microsoft Makes Gains in Endpoint Security

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As expanding device diversity, zero trust, and extended detection and response initiatives drive organizations to reassess endpoint security solution investments, security teams are looking to replace existing tools with more capable, converged platforms. Significant advances in Microsoft's native endpoint security prevention, detection, and response capabilities, together with attractive bundling and pricing options, have propelled a meteoric rise in the popularity of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint over the past two years. While many intend to use Defender as a core component within their endpoint security arsenal, many still plan to supplement, potentially spawning a new opportunity for other security providers to deliver specialized add-on solutions.

Topics: Cybersecurity endpoint security