Azure Leads AWS
March 31, 2017
trends like cloud computing and DevOps become the de facto standard,
organizations are increasingly looking for next-generation analytics
tools and services that provide continuous intelligence to help them
build, run and secure modern applications, and accelerate their journey
to the cloud.
“Trends such as cloud computing and DevOps are helping companies become
more flexible and responsive to market conditions. However, as cloud
computing becomes standard in IT organizations, concerns about security
and loss of control persist,” said Amy Doherty, research director for
UBM Technology. “This
new study confirms these findings and delves into best
practices for how cloud-first companies are leveraging new tools and
technologies to speed adoption.”
Key findings of the study include:
“The survey data suggests that
management tooling hasn’t kept up with the pace of the other changes
occurring in enterprise IT.”
Cloud becomes de facto in IT modernization.
- 80 percent of enterprises
surveyed are currently or plan to use at least one public cloud
- Not surprising, the top two
leading services include Microsoft Azure (66 percent) and Amazon Web
Services (55 percent).
- 67 percent are using SaaS.
Enterprises are embracing new organizational models such as DevOps.
- 68 percent of respondents
either plan to adopt DevOps practices or are already doing so on a
limited or trial basis.
People are more confident, but security continues to be a key challenge.
- 27 percent of respondents
cite security as the biggest challenge related to cloud.
- While 55 percent said public
cloud services are more secure than they used to be, only 6 percent
describe the security of public cloud as “excellent.”
Need for holistic visibility and operational efficiency is driving tool
- Organizations on average are
using between four and 10 tools to manage their growing portfolios
of custom apps.
- 42 percent are deploying and
updating apps more frequently than in the past.
- Other pain points include
migrating applications and data to the cloud, getting a unified view
of cloud and traditional IT infrastructure, and managing cloud-based
apps and operations.
continue to see enterprises tackling the shift to digital
transformation, leveraging software as a primary driver for innovation
and growth to satisfy the changing customer demand. Modern applications
are at the heart of this disruption,” said Kalyan Ramanathan, vice
president of product marketing for Sumo Logic. “The survey data suggests
that management tooling hasn’t kept up with the pace of the other
changes occurring in enterprise IT. Adopting a secure, cloud-native,
unified solution can significantly help organizations streamline their
optimization and troubleshooting efforts while providing the level of
availability and performance their customers require.”
Survey Methodology and Participant Demographics
The UBM Tech report, sponsored by Sumo Logic, was conducted in December
2016 and included over 230 IT operations, application development and
information security professionals at companies with 500 or more
employees in order to assess the current state of IT operations and
modern app tools. The responses provided more detail about how cloud
computing, DevOps, management tooling, security and customization are
transforming enterprise IT, as well as a look at where these trends
might be heading in the future.