Today’s Cloud-First Enterprise: Why Monitoring Is the Key to Better Business Performance
Keeping a watchful eye. Monitoring your applications closely and the ability to do so is one of the essential components to building an effective digital foundation.
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In today's highly competitive business environment where modern technologies are fueling innovation across industries, the digital transformation of the business and its underlying infrastructure has become table stakes. And as enterprises continue to move in droves to the cloud, the impact of a cloud-first and digital strategy is abundantly clear — doing so will unlock unparalleled operational agility that can increase revenue, improve brand perception and employee productivity, while also reducing overall costs.
However, this digital nirvana is not currently anywhere near reality. A recent survey by Riverbed conducted with 1,000 global business leaders found that there is a gap between where companies are with their digital strategy and where they need to be. In fact, the vast majority (91%) of business leaders agreed that a successful digital experience is even more critical to the company’s bottom line than it was just three years ago.
And this aforementioned gap is difficult to close, with 95% of these same business decision makers saying that major barriers — including budget constraints, legacy infrastructure and lack of visibility into the digital experience — are holding them back from advancing digital strategies and delivering the performance and customer experience required in today’s digital world.
For companies to truly unleash the promise of the cloud and leverage advanced AIOps technologies, they must build a digital foundation that empowers them to proactively monitor, measure, and address application and network performance issues. Doing so within the cloud presents business leaders with a modern hyperscale IT architecture to maximize performance and capitalize on these new digital technologies.
Investing in cutting-edge application and network performance management technologies can give your administrators the “big data” tooling they need to proactively identify and diagnose issues across your distributed and dynamic applications, networks, and infrastructure, regardless of scale. Furthermore, it’s critical to invest in scalable technologies that empower you to tap into the promise of machine learning and analytics to predict and address issues before they impact the end user.
As enterprises continue to adopt a digital approach that’s built and managed in the cloud, the IT organization tasked with managing this modern architecture will face mounting pressures to sustain acceptable levels of performance and reliability, especially as businesses quickly move to adopt emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and cloud-based orchestration. Cloud-first application, network and end user experience monitoring technologies will provide a holistic view and real-time insights across the application tech stack, supporting network, and digital experience of end users enabling businesses to gain a critical competitive edge, increase business profitability and ease scalability across any given market.
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