Infographic: Walking the Line: GitOps and Shift Left Security

Abstract:

Security teams are challenged by the speed of modern software development processes. See data behind the movement to shift security left in an effort to increase security (without slowing down development) with this infographic, Walking the Line: GitOps and Shift Left Security.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Research Report: 2023 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Research Objectives

In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 742 senior IT decision makers representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organization’s 2022 IT spending, as well as their 2023 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or a business unit/division/branch level.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure data management Application & Infrastructure Modernization End User Computing

Complete Survey Results: 2023 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Research Objectives

Ascertain IT budget outlook for 2023 overall and for specific technologies. Determine key business and technology priorities driving 2023 spending plans. Establish a profile of digitally mature companies in terms of the technologies and processes underlying their IT strategies. Monitor YoY trends with respect to technology adoption and changing customer preferences.



Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure data management Application & Infrastructure Modernization End User Computing

Research Report: Walking the Line: GitOps and Shift Left Security

Research Objectives

As organizations adopt modern software development processes, developers are empowered to quickly develop and release their applications by deploying them to the cloud. Security teams are challenged keeping up with the growth and speed of continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) cycles and their dynamic components.

While the industry has been talking about shifting security left to help security scale with rapid development, organizations have faced challenges putting that into practice. Most cloud-native security incidents are caused by misconfigurations, putting pressure on security teams to find ways to incorporate security into development so coding issues are caught and fixed before deployment. Organizations also need to focus on better ways to work with developers for rapid remediation of any detected security issues.

In order to gain insights into these trends, ESG surveyed 350 IT (30%) and cybersecurity (40%) decision makers, as well as application developers (30%), responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and utilizing developer-focused security products at midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise (1,000 or more employees) organizations in North America (US and Canada).



Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Complete Survey Results: SaaS Data Protection: A Work in Progress

Research Objectives

Determine key challenges organizations face deploying and leveraging data protection mechanisms for their SaaS environments. Understand the education and best practices gaps that exist in protecting SaaS environments, with specific focus on key capabilities and data protection SLAs. Gain insights into key trends and requirements for successful high availability and data protection strategies for SaaS environments. Gauge end-users’ data protection knowledge and challenges for specific SaaS environments.

Topics: Data Protection Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: The State of Open Source in Cloud Analytics

Abstract:

Many organizations use open source analytics and data management technology, which often serves as a foundation of their data-centric technology ecosystems. But deploying and managing open source tools and solutions are a challenge in many cases—a situation that calls for managed services to help ease the challenges and pave the way for increased open source adoption, especially in distributed cloud environments.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration Systems Management

ESG Brief: The Argument for a Single Public Cloud Vendor to Support All Analytics Initiatives

Abstract:

Many decision makers are interested in standardizing their analytics initiatives on a single cloud provider’s infrastructure and services. A large majority think their organization would be open to considering such a move. This research highlights what they’d be looking for by doing so—easier management, simplified support, and more. But it also points to a fundamental question: Can one vendor meet all of an organization’s data needs?

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Complete Survey Results: Walking the Line: GitOps and Shift Left Security

Research Objectives

Determine the extent to which organizations incorporate security into developer workflows. Understand the challenges organizations face with faster cloud-native development lifecycles. Gain insights into what types of solutions are most effective at securing software without slowing development processes. Gauge buyer preferences for vendor solutions, how solutions are deployed, and how to reduce work across teams.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity

Infographic: SOC Modernization and the Role of XDR

Abstract:

Explore new research into how security operations centers are coping with the massive scale needed to meet modern demands with this infographic, SOC Modernization and the Role of XDR.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Data Integration in a Multi-cloud World

Abstract:

Data integration is proving to be more complex in the cloud for a majority of organizations, especially ones that use public cloud services in multi-cloud environments as part of their analytics initiatives. Many are turning to new tools and managed services to help them cope with integration challenges. In a lot of cases, though, they're also moving to decrease the number of vendors they currently use.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration Systems Management