Sumo Logic Takes Pulse of Cloud Adoption, DevOps in New Report
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Microsoft Azure is the most popular cloud vendor among IT within companies of 500 or more employees, according to a new report by app management provider Sumo Logic. The New Normal: Cloud, DevOps, and SaaS Analytics Tools Reign in the Modern App Era examines the use of and challenges related to modern application tools in the enterprise.
Respondents from 235 IT operations within companies of 500 or more employees took part in the survey from UBM and Sumo Logic, where 80 percent of respondents said they are using or are planning to use public cloud services.
Microsoft Azure is the most popular cloud vendor among those surveyed, used by 66 percent, while Amazon Web Services (AWS) is used by 55 percent. Salesforce App Cloud is used by 28 percent, ahead of IBM Cloud (23 percent), Google Cloud (20 percent), and Rackspace (14 percent), while 13 percent use an “other” provider.
Two-thirds of enterprises use software-as-a-service (SaaS), while infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) are used by roughly four of ten, and one in five is not using cloud services at all, the survey found.
When asked about the security of public cloud services, 55 percent of respondents said that room for improvement remains. After security, migration (15 percent) is the most common challenge related to enterprise cloud use, followed by obtaining a unified view of cloud and traditional IT infrastructure (8 percent) and managing cloud-based apps and operations (7 percent).
The number of tools used by enterprises to manage their apps varies widely, with 16 percent using two or three tools, 42 percent using four to ten, and 12 percent using 20 or more.
“The survey data suggests that management tooling hasn’t kept up with the pace of the other changes occurring in enterprise IT,” Kalyan Ramanathan, VP of product marketing, Sumo Logic said in a statement. “Adopting a secure, cloud-native, unified solution could help organizations streamline their optimization and troubleshooting forts while providing the level of availability and performance their customers require.”
DevOps has made significant strides among enterprises, according to the report, as almost the same number of companies have no DevOps plans (12 percent), as have embraced the approach (11 percent). More than a third of enterprises have DevOps in use by some IT teams, and another 22 percent are experimenting with DevOps approaches, for a total of 68 percent of enterprises currently at or beyond the experimentation stage of DevOps adoption. Additionally, 20 percent said they “don't know” if their organization is adopting DevOps.
This is contributing to faster app deployment by 42 percent of organizations, while 34 percent say apps are being deployed at about the same pace as in the past. App deployment still takes several months for the majority of organizations, while 16 percent can go through the cycle in a month, and 3 percent say they can in less than a week. The majority (55 percent) are updating apps at least monthly.
Two-thirds of those surveyed use log management tools, and 79 percent apply analytics or machine learning to their log data, or are planning to. The report authors recommend enterprise IT operations consolidate those tools for better application monitoring and troubleshooting.