CLOUD APPLICATION DELIVERY A WORK IN PROGRESS FOR MANY
With application performance being the best determinant for digital resiliency, transformation and success, delivering applications via the cloud has emerged as an efficient vehicle through which those objectives may be realized. Not many companies, however, can relate to a seamless process concerning cloud application deployment.
With a number of companies struggling to get it right, Netooze has sourced valuable insight from senior technology decision-makers regarding what companies need to achieve this key digital resiliency, especially considering that only 34 percent of companies feel satisfied with their Application Delivery Controller (ADC).
Modern businesses and Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud Application Delivery
With the pandemic radicalizing the work experience by magnifying the relevance of the Hybrid Workplace and Work-From-Home approaches, a consistent, secure, efficient, and reliable, multi-cloud environment is needed.
A recent survey indicated that while most companies still host applications on-premises, 85 percent use public cloud platforms while 43 percent use private clouds. These approaches, the hybrid, and multi-cloud, come with their respective benefits, foremost among which is the ability to deliver a diverse application infrastructure. This allows for greater flexibility when hosting individual applications, delivering optimal value and responsiveness in the process. Additionally, the inherent scalability associated with these approaches makes it possible for companies to more quickly adapt to business demands, without compromising on quality and efficiency.
With the right approach, organizations can realize even greater visibility with end-to-end application security and performance in a way not possible with a traditional data center. Even so, as the study reveals, organizations continue to struggle given that application delivery technologies fail to meet expectations.
On a multi-cloud and hybrid environment, application delivery performance relies heavily upon a few ADC functions. Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) is one such, as it enables organizations to exceed the boundaries of traditional disaster recovery while optimizing traffic across various data centers and clouds. Another of those ADC functions is TLS/SSL offload, which makes it possible to perform TSL/SSL encryption and decryption without pressuring resources.
Despite the aforementioned features, delivery solutions continue to be insufficient, with half of individuals surveyed indicating ongoing issues with said solutions. Over a third of them report security threats, one in four experience downtime and unimpressive performance and more than 20 percent report challenges concerning visibility.
Hybrid and Multi-Cloud App Delivery Agenda
With fast-changing environments and the needs arising to maintain efficiency and flexibility, 48 percent of survey respondents shared plans to meet those objectives, while 47 percent intends to utilize hybrid cloud automation, management and analytics to improve operational efficiency. More importantly, respondents were agreed that these moves will only come to fruition after they have modernized their ADC.
Even as investments in those areas continue, a modernized application delivery system is most certainly needed. When revenue potential, agility, future investments and others are considered, only through that drive of modernizing delivery approaches will an organization’s full potential be realized.
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