IDC Technology Spotlight: Enterprise Cloud Native Apps and Infrastructure Need Modern Observability

November 5, 2020 Stela Udovicic

In a new research paper, Mary Johnston Turner, IDC research vice president for cloud management, explains why cloud native applications and infrastructure require modern observability. 

IDC's research shows that 97 percent of global enterprises use connected cloud strategies that depend on a diverse mix of on-premises, off-premises, hosted, edge, and public cloud infrastructure. This infrastructure mix forces developers, DevOps engineers, SREs, and decision makers to take a serious look at which observability solutions allow them to successfully manage all of the complexities they face.

Many organizations have built performance monitoring dashboards that provide some amount of visualization and correlation, but they frequently offer little in the way of real-time alerting and predictive analysis across systems. Evolving to a more mature operational environment depends on broadening the type of data consumed, particularly time-series metrics such as those generated by Kubernetes systems and services. It also requires faster analysis and more event-driven autonomous operations. 

Transitioning from simple, siloed monitoring strategies to more integrated observability solutions can deliver significant advantages to IT ops, DevOps, and line-of-business teams. Just a few of the benefits include improving the overall end-user experience and attaining higher levels of application health and availability.

To get the full paper and see how observability can help you, download the IDC Technology Spotlight “Enterprise Cloud-Native Applications and Infrastructure Demand Modern Observability,” sponsored by VMware.


About the Author

Stela Udovicic

Stela Udovicic (@stela_udo) is a Director of Product Marketing at VMware leading Tanzu Observability by Wavefront PMM team. Before VMware, while at Wavefront, as Sr. Director, Product Marketing, she led Product, Solutions and Partner Marketing. Before Wavefront, Stela led Product Marketing for Splunk's DevOps, IT Ops, storage, and networking solutions. Stela holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering. She has presented at many major conferences, including Splunk.conf, VMworld, DevOps Days, Cisco Live, RSA, Monitorama, PuppetConf, NetApp Insight, etc.

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