Cloud

May 12, 2022

A survey from Snow Software polled more than 500 IT leaders to determine the current state of cloud infrastructure. Nearly half of the IT leaders who responded agreed that cloud was critical to operations during the pandemic with the majority deploying a hybrid cloud strategy consisting of both public and private clouds. Unsurprisingly, over the last 12 months, the majority of respondents had increased overall cloud spend — a substantial increase over the 2020 findings ...

April 19, 2022

Cloud providers Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure each have rolled out multiple industry-specific offerings in an attempt to better appeal to companies in specific industries, including financial services, retail, telecommunications, media, energy, to name a few. In some ways, vertical industry clouds are a natural evolution after the general purpose cloud services (like Azure and AWS), and the horizontal function-driven SaaS platforms ...

February 17, 2022

Organizations require a modern storage foundation that can fully support cloud-native environments and emerging technologies, such as Kubernetes, serverless computing and microservices which are significant components of these environments. The following is an easy-to-follow checklist for building the ideal modern storage foundation ...

February 08, 2022

Digital acceleration took off during the pandemic, and companies are still prioritizing adapting to the digital-first world. However, even with an increase in investment, not all organizations are on the same page of this transition. In this blog, we'll examine the findings from the latest DigitalOcean Currents report and what it reveals about the ways companies are leveraging the cloud to adapt to the digital future ...

January 19, 2022

As part of APMdigest's list of 2022 predictions, industry experts offer thoughtful and insightful predictions on how Cloud will evolve and impact business in 2022 ...

November 30, 2021

Thanks to pandemic-related work-from-home (WFH) and digital/mobile customer experience initiatives, employees and users are more distributed than ever. At the same time, organizations everywhere are adopting a cloud-first or cloud-smart architecture, distributing their business applications across private and public cloud infrastructures. Private data centers continue to be consolidated, while more and more branch offices are connecting to data centers and the public cloud simultaneously. Maintaining application performance for distributed users in this increasingly hybrid environment is a significant challenge for IT teams ...

October 27, 2021

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they think AIOps can do for IT Operations. Part 3 covers abilities AIOps gives to IT Operations, such as speed and efficiency ...

October 19, 2021

Gartner announced the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2022. With CEOs and Boards striving to find growth through direct digital connections with customers, CIOs' priorities must reflect the same business imperatives, which run through each of Gartner's top strategic tech trends for 2022 ...

October 12, 2021

The pandemic accelerated organizations' journey to the cloud to enable agile, on-demand, flexible access to resources, helping them align with a digital business's dynamic needs. We heard from many of our customers at the start of lockdown last year, saying they had to shift to a remote work environment, seemingly overnight, and this effort was heavily cloud-reliant. However, blindly forging ahead can backfire ...

September 22, 2021

The world's appetite for cloud services has increased but now, more than 18 months since the beginning of the pandemic, organizations are assessing their cloud spend and trying to better understand the IT investments that were made under pressure. This is a huge challenge in and of itself, with the added complexity of embracing hybrid work ...

September 01, 2021

One thing is certain: The hybrid workplace, a term we helped define in early 2020, with its human-centric work design, is the future. However, this new hybrid work flexibility does not come without its costs. According to Microsoft ... weekly meeting times for MS Teams users increased 148%, between February 2020 and February 2021 they saw a 40 billion increase in the number of emails, weekly per person team chats is up 45% (and climbing), and people working on Office Docs increased by 66%. This speaks to the need to further optimize remote interactions to avoid burnout ...

August 26, 2021

After more than a year of accelerated innovation, and without the tools and insights to effectively manage technology performance, many IT departments are struggling. The Agents of Transformation 2021 research brought home exactly how hard the last 12 months have hit technologists ...

August 25, 2021

Recent AppDynamics research, Agents of Transformation 2021: The Rise of Full-Stack Observability, found that the speed of implementation for digital transformation programs in financial services has increased by three times over the past year, compared to pre-pandemic levels. This is particularly concerning since the financial services sector has historically led the way with digitization and been particularly innovative in the digital experiences it offers customers ...

August 18, 2021
We have good and bad news for cloud vendors catching their breath post-pandemic: there's little time to rest. The boom of buyers adopting cloud tech to support the initial rush to remote work in 2020 might be behind us, but that was only the beginning ...
August 03, 2021

Four new trends in cloud computing are continuing to expand the breadth of cloud offerings and capabilities, accelerating growth across all segments in the public cloud services market, according to Gartner, Inc. The four trends are: cloud ubiquity, regional cloud ecosystems, sustainability and carbon-intelligent cloud, and cloud infrastructure and platform service (CIPS) providers' automated programmable infrastructure ...

August 02, 2021

In a hybrid work environment, employees connect through different channels, and their functional roles and responsibilities span both digital and physical boundaries. The interplay between these two worlds is creating new challenges for many workers and companies ...

July 21, 2021

The third installment of Aptum's four-part Cloud Impact Study, A Bright Forecast on Cloud, presents data showing the benefits organizations gain from cloud computing, as well as mistakes to avoid during migration. As organizations migrate workloads to different cloud platforms, they often run into unexpected challenges due to a lack of proactive planning. Here are a few key findings from Part 3 of the Cloud Impact Study ...

June 07, 2021

The rising adoption of cloud-native architectures, DevOps, and agile methodologies has broken traditional approaches to application security, according to Precise, automatic risk and impact assessment is key for DevSecOps, a new report from Dynatrace, based on an independent global survey of 700 CISOs ...

June 03, 2021

IT leaders across the board agree that hybrid cloud is essential for digital transformation (94%), according to the The Truth About Hybrid Cloud and Digital Transformation, a report from CloudBolt and social research platform Pulse. The survey also confirmed the vital role played by automation, self-service IT, and continuous optimization of cloud spend on the digital transformation journey — and how most of these organizations are experiencing significant stumbling blocks in these very areas. It appears that a new cloud order is emerging and suddenly, what has been good enough no longer is ...

March 25, 2021

CIOs and IT decision makers (ITDMs) are looking to maximize investments and drive innovation after a difficult year which raised the profile of IT leaders in driving critical workplace innovation, according to Cisco's new Accelerating Digital Agility Research ...

March 24, 2021

Software spend in 2021 and beyond will be a hot button as organizations redirect priorities and spending as a result of the pandemic. Spend that can be linked to clear results — more productivity, more ROI, and better integration of the remote workforce — will be looked upon as worthy. However, wasted spend — particularly software assets that have devolved into "shelfware" or cloud waste — will be a ripe opportunity for CIOs and IT management to direct a laser beam on optimizing software asset usage and its potential drain on budget ...

March 04, 2021

User experience is a big deal. For public-facing interfaces, the friction of a bad customer experience can send potential business to your competitors. For IT services delivered within your organization, bad UX is one of the main drivers of shadow IT ...

March 03, 2021

When we talk about accelerated digital transformation, a lot of it is embodied in the move to cloud computing. However, the "journey to cloud" will not be uniform across organizations and industries, says Sendur Sellakumar, Splunk's CPO and SVP of Cloud. The uncertainty of the pandemic means that in 2020, many organizations tried to rein in spending to get some last value out of existing infrastructure investments. Yet some things you can't skimp on ...

March 02, 2021

The Model T automobile was introduced in 1908 ... Within a few years, competitors arrived on the scene including relic names such as Overland, Maxwell, and names that survived like Buick and Dodge. So, what does this have to do with the hybrid cloud market? From a business perspective — a lot ...

February 11, 2021

Cloud-based innovations like microservices, containers and orchestration let developers code better, faster, but the underlying infrastructure becomes dynamic and ephemeral, and service-level interactions are hard to see. It’s a critical evolution, but the rapid change reduces visibility, predictability and control. Hence, observability ...

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