ESG Brief: Cloud Analytics Tools Adoption Trends

Abstract:

More organizations are turning to the public cloud to support data initiatives, many of them using cloud services from both cloud providers and third-party software vendors. Within 12 months, sizable majorities of organizations plan to run various data management and analytics tools on public cloud infrastructure. Hybrid environments that also include on-premises systems often need to be maintained, but investments in cloud-based technologies clearly are on the rise to help meet data-driven business goals.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG Brief: The Criticality of the Cloud to Data-centric Success

Abstract:

The public cloud is a good match for modern data needs and goals, and organizations increasingly recognize that as part of their data analytics strategy. The benefits they’re gaining will drive further adoption of public cloud services to support data initiatives. But there are challenges that must be overcome to ensure that cloud analytics deployments are successful. This research provides insight into the top benefits and challenges of using the cloud.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG Infographic: Trends in Modern Application Protection

Abstract:

Securing applications has become more difficult than ever thanks to heterogeneous application environments, distributed responsibility for application security, and advanced attack campaigns. Converged application protection platforms have emerged to address many of these issues, but organizations can struggle with prioritizing the capabilities they require, assessing the different types of tools available, and meeting the diverse needs of a broad set of stakeholders.

Topics: Application & Infrastructure Modernization

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