ESG Master Survey Results: The Maturation of Cloud-native Security - Securing Modern Apps and Infrastructure

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT security professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between December 7, 2020 and December 26, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT/information security professionals responsible for evaluating or purchasing cloud security technology products and services.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the current and future composition and environments of cloud-native apps and infrastructure, including the security problem space with respect to operational challenges and the threat landscape.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: 2021 Data Protection Cloud Strategies

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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 January 22, 2021 and January 31, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals responsible for data protection technology decisions for their organization.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding cloud data protection challenges, plans, and strategies by probing how organizations are protecting data in the cloud, as well as how they are leveraging cloud services to protect data to the cloud.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies

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The broad adoption of public cloud services as a source and repository of business-critical data is placing the onus on data owners to deliver on data protection SLAs of applications, and their associated data, that are cloud-resident. Many users are confused about what exact data protection levels public cloud infrastructure and SaaS solutions provide, leading to potential data loss and compliance risks. Concurrently, on-premises backup and disaster recovery strategies are increasingly leveraging cloud destinations, resulting in hybrid data protection topologies with varying degrees of service levels and end-user tradeoffs and opportunities. How do IT organizations utilize cloud services as part of their data protection strategy today?

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Supporting AI/ML Initiatives with a Modern Infrastructure Stack

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This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on organizations in the process of transforming their businesses with artificial intelligence to understand the evolving data storage requirements of the next-generation applications and workloads supporting AI initiatives.

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT operations professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between September 17, 2020 and September 26, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals familiar and involved with evaluating, purchasing, and managing storage associated with AI initiatives for their organizations.

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

ESG Research Report: The Maturation of Cloud-native Security

Abstract:

The composition of cloud-native applications is a mix of APIs, containers, VMs, and serverless functions continuously integrated and delivered. Securing these applications, the underlying infrastructure, and the automation platforms that orchestrate their deployment necessitates revisiting threat models, gaining organizational alignment, and leveraging purposeful controls. Additionally, as security and DevOps continue to converge, cloud security controls are being consolidated. Project teams are evolving from a siloed approach to a unified strategy to securing cloud-native applications and platforms. In parallel, vendors are consolidating cloud security posture management (CSPM), cloud workload protection (CWP), container security, and more into integrated cloud security suites, impacting buyer personas and vendor sales motions.

In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 383 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for evaluating or purchasing cloud security technology products and services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Modernizing Data Centers with Cloud Technologies and Operating Models

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While public cloud momentum has been building for more than a decade, there is still a sizeable footprint of on-premises applications and workloads. Presented with this opportunity, many IT leaders are looking for ways to modernize their own data centers by making them more cloud-like. What technologies will be the likeliest targets for investment as organizations look to accelerate this conversion process in the coming 12 months and beyond?

Topics: Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud

ESG Brief: Public Cloud and Digital Transformation Initiatives for 2021

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenge, businesses have shifted and ramped up focus on digital transformation initiatives. As such, the cloud promises greater operational efficiencies, collaboration, and customer experiences to accelerate this effort. This brief outlines how digital transformation initiatives continue to gain momentum with companies pursuing more aggressive public cloud spending and strategies.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

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Based on a survey of 664 global IT and business professionals at enterprise and midmarket organizations, the 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey examines the key business and technology priorities driving 2021 spending plans across a range of technology markets including infrastructure, cloud services, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, data protection, mobility, business applications, and more.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Cisco Live 2020 - New and Enhanced Network Solutions to Fuel Digital Transformation

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Cisco Live 2020 got a makeover this year—it went all digital (due to COVID-19) after being held live and in-person for the past 30 years. More than 120,00 people attended the event where Cisco demonstrated its commitment to the community and its customers. There were also plenty of announcements about new and updated services for networking, security, collaboration, and customer experience. In the networking arena, new services announced comprised a series of network insight capabilities covering a wide assortment of products across Cisco’s portfolio—focusing on accelerating digital transformation via enhanced and improved proactive and predictive services, and the vital ability to automate data center networks globally.

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

ESG Research Report: Trends in Email Security

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With most organizations standardizing on cloud-delivered email in an effort to shift costs from CapEx to OpEx, many have assumed that email service providers would automatically include comprehensive security controls. Many of these same organizations found it necessary to add third-party controls either during their migration or at a later date. Many have suffered from phishing-related attacks that led to credential theft and BEC, while others faced the loss of sensitive data through both unintentional and intentional actions.

In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 403 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing email security products, processes, and services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration