Managing enterprise IT has become complex and challenging. The ever-changing landscape of infrastructure, platforms, environments, and tools is creating unprecedented pressure on CIOs. While development teams are rapidly embracing cutting-edge technologies in the cloud, enterprise IT must ensure that traditional line of business systems will still run smoothly in the data center.
As more workloads shift between on-premises environments and cloud platforms, hybrid cloud models are becoming more prevalent. At the same time, enterprises are investing in multi-cloud strategies to de-risk from provider lock-in while taking advantage of best-of-breed services from the leading cloud vendors.
Enterprise IT teams are responsible for the availability, performance, and security of the applications they support, and in today’s diverse IT environments—which span physical machines, virtual machines, ephemeral containers, stateful containerized workloads, orchestration engines, and serverless platforms—this can be a daunting task. To ensure business operations run smoothly, enterprise IT teams need visibility and insight not only into the infrastructure they manage, but also the platforms, applications, and client-side experiences that infrastructure supports.
Traditional monitoring and instrumentation techniques can’t deliver what this ever-growing and dynamic IT environment needs most: end-to-end visibility of the entire stack. To get this level of visibility, enterprises are turning to an observability platform that empowers the IT team through proactive insights rather than reactive alerts.
The objective of this white paper is to help businesses understand the impact of the rapid transformation of the infrastructure and application landscape, the key players and the ecosystem behind the transformation, and the top trends that are driving the technology shift. It explains how a contemporary observability platform becomes the foundation of the modern infrastructure and application stack.