The Top 5 Benefits of Observability
August 07, 2023

Pete Goldin

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Complexity caused by increased adoption of cloud native technologies, economic challenges slowing down cloud migration efforts, and continued proliferation of both hybrid and on-premises environments are driving more IT organizations to consider application observability for monitoring and optimizing application performance, according to The Age of Application Observability, a new report from AppDynamics.

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The report says a majority of IT professionals surveyed (97%) point to a critical need to move from a monitoring approach to observability solutions for managing multi-cloud and hybrid environments.

Report findings – the challenge

■ 78% believe increased volume of data is making manual monitoring impossible.

■ On average, 49% of their new innovation initiatives are being delivered with cloud-native technologies, and they expect this figure to climb to 58% over the next 5 years. That means that the majority of new digital transformation programs will be built on cloud-native technologies by 2028.

■ 83% state that adoption of cloud native technologies is leading to increased complexity within their IT department, with microservices and containers spawning a massive volume data from metrics, events, logs and traces.

■ 80% say an increase in silos between IT teams is a result of managing multi-cloud and hybrid environments.

■ 71% report that leaders within their organization do not fully understand that modern applications need modern approaches and tools to manage availability, performance and security.

Report findings – the solution

■ 85% confirm observability is now a strategic priority for their organization.

■ 88% say observability with business context will enable them to be more strategic and spend more time on innovation.

According to respondents, the following are the top five benefits of observability over traditional monitoring solutions:

1. Linking IT performance to business results.

2. Deeper insight and ability to detect and solve root causes of problems.

3. Improved logging, providing early warning of anomalies or unauthorized access.

4. Capability to work across dispersed IT infrastructure, multiple tools and applications.

5. Improved end user experience.

Methodology: The research includes findings from 1,140 IT professionals interviewed across 13 global markets, including the US.

Pete Goldin is Editor and Publisher of APMdigest
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