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Today, Sumo Logic revealed the fourth edition of their “Continuous Intelligence Report: The State of Modern Applications and DevSecOps in the Cloud.” The primary goal of this report is to present data-driven insights, best practices and the latest trends by analyzing technology adoption among Sumo Logic customers. The data in the report is derived from 2000+ Sumo Logic customers running applications on cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, as well as, on-premise environments.

This year, the Continuous Intelligence report finds that, with an increase of 50% in enterprise adoption and deployments of multi-cloud, Multi-cloud is growing faster than any other modern infrastructure category.

In a statement, Kalyan Ramanathan, vice president of product marketing for Sumo Logic says, “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.”

Key findings of the Modern App Report 2019

Kubernetes highly prevalent in multi-cloud environments

Kubernetes offers broad multi-cloud support and can be used by many organizations to run applications across cloud environments. The 2019 Modern App survey reveals that 1 in 5 AWS customers use Kubernetes.


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The report states, “Enterprises are betting on Kubernetes to drive their multi-cloud strategies. It is imperative that enterprises deploy apps on Kubernetes to easily orchestrate/manage/scale apps and also retain the flexibility to port apps across different clouds.”

Open source has disrupted the modern application stack

Open source has disrupted the modern application stack with open source solutions for containers like orchestration, infrastructure and application services leading in majority. 4 out of 6 application infrastructure platforms are dominated by open source now.

One of the open source solution called the orchestration technologies are used to not only automate the deployment and scaling of containers, but also to ensure reliability of applications and workloads which are running on containers.

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

The Modern App 2019 survey finds that typical enterprises are only using 15 out of 150+ discrete services marketed and available for consumption in AWS. The adoption of AWS services demonstrates that basic compute, storage, database, network, and identity services are some of the top 10 adopted services in AWS. It is also found that services like management, tooling, and advanced security services are adopted at a lower rate than the core infrastructure services (50% or less).

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Serverless technology mainly AWS Lambda continue to rise

Serverless technologies like AWS Lambda continues to grow steeply as it is a cost-effective option to speed cloud and DevOps deployment automation. The Modern App Report 2019 reveals that AWS Lambda adoption grew to 36% in 2019, up 24% from 2017. It is also being used in several non-production use cases. AWS Lambda continues to increase their cloud migration and digital transformation efforts which makes it one of the top 10 AWS services by adoption.

“Lambda usage for application or deployment automation technology should be considered for every production application,” reads the report.

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The 2019 Continuous Intelligence Report is the first industry report to quantitatively define the state of the Modern Application Stack and its implication to the growing technology. Professionals like cloud architects, Site Reliability Engineers (SREs), data engineers, operations teams, DevOps and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) can learn how to build, run and secure modern applications and cloud infrastructures by leveraging information from this report.

If you are interested to know more, you can check out the full report at the Sumo Logic blog.

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