Enterprises seek to unleash the power of data with full stack observability
According to a new report from Cisco AppDynamics.
Research of 1,200 technologists worldwide reveals appetite for full-stack observability has increased markedly over the past year, with 85% saying 2022 will be pivotal for their organization on its journey to unleash the power of data in an app-driven world.
More than half of organizations (54%) say they have begun the journey to full observability, with an additional 36% planning to do so within the next 12 months. 87% say they are excited about the benefits that comprehensive observability can bring to their organization, both from an IT and business performance perspective.
Additionally, 80% of technologists agree that organizations that fail to make meaningful progress on their journey to full observability will face a competitive disadvantage relative to their peers.
IT managers must focus their efforts on achieving their goals of complete observability and keeping their organization ahead of the competition. 75% of technologists see skills as a critical factor in achieving their goals in 2022. While of all technologists surveyed, 95% see the organizational consequences of not making progress in achieving their plans.
“The momentum and excitement we’re seeing in this emerging and rapidly growing technology area is incredible,” said Linda Tong, general manager of Cisco AppDynamics. “Full-stack observability is now non-negotiable for organizations that want to filter through the growing volumes of data created by the rapid innovation and phenomenal increase in workloads that have been moved to the cloud. Today, Real-time visibility into availability and performance across all IT environments is essential if technologists are to deliver seamless digital experiences to their customers and the business.”
When asked what drives the need for comprehensive observability, 51% cite growing IT infrastructure complexity, 45% increased customer expectations, and 41% increased concerns about downtime. 41% also cited the impact of the pandemic on working practices.
The full report is available from the Cisco website.