The rise of modern applications, DevSecOps and the intelligence economy

There has been a significant year-over-year growth in enterprise usage trends around multi-cloud adoption, open source technologies such as Kubernetes, and AWS cloud-native services adoption, Sumo Logic report reveals.

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The research also shows the increasing need for cloud-based security solutions such as cloud SIEM to help enterprises address today’s increasingly complex security landscape.

The intelligence economy

The report also provides a summary of three major trends shaping digital business today: the rise of modern applications, the rapid adoption of DevSecOps collaboration and processes, and the emergence of the Intelligence Economy from the tsunami of data from digital operating models.

Because of this shift, digital businesses now have a real-time accountability to understand what is happening in their business the moment it happens, but the velocity, veracity and variety of their data growth from the complexity of their cloud and microservices architectures makes it easy to fall behind.

The result is an intelligence gap, which impedes the real-time decision-making required for on-demand, customer experiences. The industry is recognizing that continuous intelligence as a strategy and capability is the best way to close this gap.

With more companies continuing to shift to the cloud to deliver high-performance, highly scalable and always-on digital services, personas responsible for modernizing and migrating their applications can leverage these data-driven insights to help guide their cloud journey.

“Today’s enterprise technology landscape is more dynamic and fast moving than ever, and understanding what is changing and how quickly requires at-scale visibility into what businesses are embracing,” said Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk.

“The conclusions contained in Sumo Logic’s report, itself based on insights from thousands of customers, is broadly aligned with RedMonk’s projections for the industry moving forward, and thus offers value to executives and practitioners tasked with setting technical direction.”

“Multi-cloud and open source technologies, specifically Kubernetes, are hand-in-hand dramatically reshaping the future of the modern application stack,” said Kalyan Ramanathan, vice president of product marketing for Sumo Logic.

“For companies, the increased adoption of services to enable and secure a multi-cloud strategy are adding more complexity and noise, which current legacy analytics solutions can’t handle.

“To address this complexity, companies will need a continuous intelligence strategy that consolidates all of their data into a single pane of glass to close the intelligence gap. Sumo Logic provides this strategy as a cloud-native, Continuous Intelligence Platform, delivered as a service.”

Multi-cloud is growing faster than any other modern infrastructure category

  • Enterprise adoption and deployments of multi-cloud grew 50% year-over-year

Kubernetes is highly prevalent in multi-cloud environments

As customers adopt multi-cloud, Kubernetes adoption significantly rises. Enterprises are betting on Kubernetes to drive their multi-cloud strategies.

  • 20% of customers in AWS-only environment use Kubernetes
  • 23% of customers on AWS and Azure use Kubernetes
  • 59% of customers on AWS and GCP use Kubernetes
  • More than 80% of customers on all three clouds use Kubernetes

Open source has disrupted the modern application stack

4 of the 6 tiers that make up the modern application stack have been disrupted by open source.

  • Open source solutions for containers, orchestration, infrastructure and application services are leading this transformation

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Enterprises only use 15 out of 150+ available AWS cloud-native services

Adoption of individual IaaS services suggest enterprises are trying to avoid vendor lock-in.

  • Basic compute, storage, database and network services services make up top 10 adopted services in AWS
  • The top AWS cloud-native services used: EC2, RDS, IAM, STS,CloudFormation

Serverless adoption has reached a tipping point

Serverless architectures continue to grow at a rapid pace as a cost-effective option to speed cloud and DevOps deployment automation.

  • AWS Lambda adoption grew to 36% in 2019, up 12% from 2017
  • 1 in 3 enterprises are using serverless in production
  • AWS Lambda is also being used in several non-production use cases and has become one of the top 10 AWS services by adoption.

Significant adoption of next-gen and cloud-hosted security technologies continues

Double-digit adoption growth of AWS-native security services and threat intelligence services show security continues to be a top concern for enterprises.

  • Almost 1 in 2 enterprises use some form of cloud-native or commercial threat intelligence service.
  • Enterprises also adopting third-party cloud security offerings.
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