Analyst Reports

In contrast with traditional purchasing models, in which users acquire hardware, software, and services, and manage the infrastructure on their own, Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) is a subscription-based purchasing mechanism that enables users to enjoy a cloud-like experience in terms of flexibility, system management, and provisioning for their infrastructure. Read this report to learn more and see why Gigaom rates Zadara the leader over Pure Storage, HPE, and NetApp (amongst others).

The 2021-22 report shares Omdia’s vision of what an AIOps solution should currently deliver as well as areas expected to evolve. Splunk was the only AIOps solution to score 100% for solution breadth. Omdia defines AIOps as the overarching technology that can bring all the management practices (observability, rapid mitigation, augmented decision making, self-healing, auto-scaling, etc.) in IT together. Omdia Universe: Selecting an AIOps Solution, 2021–22. focused on ten key areas including:
- Performance monitoring
- Security operations
- Analytics and alerting
- Data management
- Compliance and privacy

Gartner has recognized Splunk as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM). Download a complimentary copy of the report.

Industry Analyst, IDC, recently took an in-depth look at the significant impact DevOps can have on SAP applications and recommended companies using SAP should assess and adopt targeted DevOps tools and strategies for success. DevOps enables organizations to accelerate transformation and innovation by building, testing, and releasing software more quickly and reliably. However, a large percentage of companies still use traditional waterfall approaches for SAP development and deployment, limiting responsiveness and competitive advantage. This IDC Technology spotlight considers the drivers and obstacles to SAP DevOps success as well as opportunities to use modern tools and practices to successfully support the adoption of this new approach.

Despite rapid adoption, Kubernetes remains an evolving technology. Gartner reports that “container usage for production deployments in organizations is still constrained by concerns around operational complexity in the areas of security, monitoring, data management and networking.” Download the Gartner report to learn:
- How to overcome operational complexity and confidently adopt containers and Kubernetes in production
- Best practices for monitoring and observability of the cloud-native stack
- How to avoid anti-patterns and common mistakes in deploying containers

The world of application development has undergone significant change in recent years with the move from on-premises infrastructure to public clouds, adoption of new methodologies such as DevOps, and introduction of new tools such as Kubernetes and Serverless. This Aberdeen Research Report explores the challenges developers face in creating modern applications, as well as the strategies and capabilities that leading businesses are following to meet such challenges head on by taking a new approach to Application Performance Monitoring (APM). Download the research brief to learn how leading organizations are leveraging modern APM to realize benefits such as:
- Control costs of application development
- Create better end-user experience
- Accelerate time to market of new applications

In this analyst report, Nancy Gohring, Senior Analyst at 451 Research discusses the new monitoring requirements to support complex cloud-native environments and how to implement a streamlined and successful monitoring strategy to meet these new requirements.