ESG Research Report: Cloud-native Applications

Abstract:

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: Cloud-native Application Trends

Abstract:

Organizations that currently develop and deploy cloud-native applications use DevOps and agile development processes significantly more than those that don't, suggesting that being cloud-native is as much about iterative methodologies as it is about technology. An organization's use of cloud-native applications and adoption of iterative methodologies, including low code/no code, also strongly correlate to its digital transformation maturity.

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

ESG Brief: 2022 Data Center Infrastructure Spending Trends

Abstract:

Nearly half of organizations plan to increase spending on data center infrastructure in 2022, and data center modernization efforts continue to be a priority for many. The top modernization steps targeted for investments include software-defined data centers, AIOps, monitoring tools, and on-premises deployments of hyperscale cloud technologies. In addition, a majority of organizations want to apply a cloud-like payment model based on resource utilization in their data centers, further illustrating their desire to balance on-premises and cloud approaches.

Topics: IT Spending Intentions Application & Infrastructure Modernization