ESG Research Report: Leveraging DevSecOps to Secure Cloud-native Applications

Abstract:

Fundamental changes to application architectures and the infrastructure platforms that host them is antiquating existing cybersecurity technologies and challenging traditional approaches to protecting business-critical workloads. Additionally, the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) process of DevOps is as impactful a change to cybersecurity programs as the changes to the applications and infrastructure that these methodologies manage.

In order to get more insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 371 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing cloud security technology products and services. These organizations are mature cloud users in terms of public cloud services and/or containers.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Enterprise Data Warehouse Trends

Abstract:

Enterprise data warehouses (EDWs) have existed for about 20 years, serving as the foundation of insight-driven organizations, delivering timely analysis and reporting of structured data; handling large analytics workloads; and supporting the high levels of concurrency that organizations demand. But while EDWs have been a familiar presence in many organizations, as companies look to reduce their data center footprints, increase organizational agility, and incorporate as much data as possible into their analytics workflows, the architectural rigidity, complexity, and cost of traditional EDWs have paved the way for modern data warehouses to better respond to the dynamic needs of the business.

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

ESG Brief: Cloud-based Analytics

Abstract:

As organizations look for better ways to integrate, analyze, visualize, and leverage insights from constantly growing data sets, the rise of the cloud has garnered significant interest and traction in the analytics space. The cloud offers numerous enterprise-class attributes that make it more appealing than on-premises environments for organizations, whether they are looking to embrace a data-driven culture or align specific technology to a single line of business.

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

ESG Research Report: 2020 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 658 IT professionals 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 organizations’ 2019 IT spending as well as their 2020 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications and media, retail, government, and business services.

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

ESG Master Survey Results: 2020 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) and Western Europe (UK, France, and Germany) between October 31, 2019 and November 26, 2019. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be senior IT professionals familiar and involved with their organization’s overall 2020 IT budget and spending plans. All respondents were provided an incentive to complete the survey in the form of cash awards and/or cash equivalents.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on 2020 IT budget expectations, technology initiatives and priorities, year-over-year spending change (overall and by different technologies), hiring/staffing challenges, and cloud adoption/usage trends.

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

ESG Brief: Impact of Containers on the Network

Abstract:

The rapid adoption of containers to support modern application environments is having a significant impact on IT and the underlying technology. This is especially true for the network team, where container adoption is impacting existing network architectures and creating new challenges. As is the case with most transitions, there is a temptation to resist change, but as time and previous technology transformations have demonstrated, these changes must be embraced. Organizations need to ensure that the network is in a position to accelerate the adoption of new technologies.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud

ESG Brief: Container Usage Trends

Abstract:

Hybrid has become the de facto cloud strategy for most organizations and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future. At the same time, there is a lot of discussion in the market regarding modern or cloud-native application environments as organizations look to shift from infrastructure-focused to application-centric management, but what is the reality of container environments in enterprises? ESG research confirms that not only has the adoption of containers been steady—and will continue to be—but also that this usage will play an increasing role in supporting production application environments.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud

ESG Research Report: The rise of cloud-based security analytics and operations technologies

Abstract:

Security analytics and operations can be complex, requiring highly skilled professionals and detailed processes. To overcome these issues, security teams tend to deploy an array of security analytics tools and technologies to collect, process, analyze, and act upon growing volumes of security telemetry. Despite this investment, however, many organizations continue to find it difficult to manage cyber risk or detect and respond to cyber incidents.

How can CISOs address these issues and develop effective security analytics and operations processes? In order to get more insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 406 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) involved with the planning, implementation, and/or operations of their organization’s information security policies, processes (including purchase decisions), or technical safeguards and familiar with their organization’s collection and/or analysis of security data in support of information security management strategy

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

ESG Research Report: Hybrid cloud trends - strategies for optimizing and managing on-premises and public cloud infrastructure

Abstract:

ESG conducted an in-depth survey of 358 IT professionals concerning their organizations’ usage of, experiences with, and future plans for leveraging on-premises infrastructure and public cloud services together in the form of a hybrid cloud strategy. Survey participants represented midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America (United States and Canada).

This research uncovers important trends in the hybrid cloud landscape, such as:

  • The significance of on-premises integration
  • Key objectives of hybrid cloud strategies
  • Split preferences in application migration approaches
  • The desire for management consistency
Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Trends in Modern Application Environments

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals and software developers at private- and public-sector organizations in North America (US and Canada) between June 7, 2019 and June 17, 2019. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be responsible for supporting their organization’s application development environment, including their plans and strategy for containers technology. All respondents were provided an incentive to complete the survey in the form of cash awards and/or cash equivalents.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the current state of application development architectures and methodologies in use in enterprise environments, specifically usage of and plans for containers technology.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration