VMware: Demand for Cloud Observability Rising Amid Hybrid, Multicloud Adoption

A recent VMware report finds that few organizations have a solid approach to this vital practice as they expand their cloud environments.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

July 20, 2022

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Even before COVID-19 struck, organizations were undertaking digital transformation initiatives, updating legacy technologies and apps for a cloud world. The pandemic hastened those efforts — and threw them into chaos. IT teams around the world quickly deployed whatever cloud services and tools they thought they needed to support newly remote employees. Two years later, organizations are still cleaning up the messes. At the same time, they’re implementing more cloud environments with deliberation. All that activity has created multicloud estates with siloed interfaces. Figuring out what’s happening in each cloud platform creates confusion and paves the way for overspending. Enter cloud observability.

This capability allows IT teams (or their channel partners) to aggregate, analyze and act on data from cloud apps, services and infrastructure for better performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Cloud observability has been around for some time as a practice but its importance has gained steam in the wake of pandemic-fueled cloud rollouts. In fact, cloud observability has become so necessary that one major vendor – VMware – has started producing an annual report on that topic. Given channel partners’ involvement in organizations’ cloud projects, the findings will surely prove insightful.

See the slideshow above for some quick bytes from VMware’s State of Observability 2022 Report.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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