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A cloud-native future demands meaningful observability

The technologies that allow organisations to build resilient, elastic and agile new application architectures are in demand.

By 2025, Gartner estimates that over 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms, up from 30% in 2021. Morgan Stanley expects enterprise applications to increase four-fold from 2021 to 2026.

Dismantling silos vs building new ones

Humans are simply unable to process and contextualise data at the current volumes, variety and speed generated by systems. This means that getting actionable insights to accelerate, complement and automate ITOps is a huge ask. Already unable to keep up with current demands, it is possible that legacy applications and infrastructure in the data centres of larger organisations could actually create new silos, instead of dismantling them.

Even newer tools, like application performance monitoring (APM) platforms, will experience challenges, as they rely on the observability of metrics, events, logs and traces (MELT) to better understand how modern applications are performing.

So what’s to be done?

A cloud-native approach promises more choices, greater flexibility and lower operating costs. But ITOps teams will also need to spend more time and effort to understand application performance while maintaining uninterrupted business services and positive user experiences.

With massive data generation compounding at speed, the platforms that go beyond observability to showcase application and business service performance will be ideal. They will place performance within the context of the organisation’s IT environment. Instead of relying on humans, these platforms will derive insights from leveraging machines. Using cloud-native data as well as traditional systems and infrastructure, they need to deliver a complete, unified understanding of the health of the IT estate. Ultimately, platforms should remove the reliance on humans, using machine-driven insights and automated actions to satisfy expectations and achieve business outcomes.

Cloud-native applications should take priority in the IT estate. With targeted and root cause understanding, observability insights make it possible to see, contextualise and act. You can have clear sight of your business services, whether applications and infrastructure are on-premises, hybrid-cloud deployed, multi-cloud deployed, or cloud-native.

Talk to us if you’re keen to gain targeted insights for less effort and lower costs. It’s time to change the focus from showing more data to highlighting problems using machine learning analysis and insights in plain language. No more death by data - the future is root-cause insights.

AppCentrix can help you identify the best AIOps platform to meet your needs and partner with you to support your business and operational long-term goals.

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