11 October 2018
The percentage of exclusively on-premises workloads has fallen “dramatically”, according to new research by Sumo Logic.
For its third annual State of Modern Applications and DevSecOps in the Cloud report, the company found that suchworkloads have decreased from 26 per centin 2017 to 16 per cent this year, indicating that the number of organisations building digital properties in the cloud is increasing.
Sumo Logic provides a cloud-native, machine data analytics intelligence platform. Its report is based on active and anonymised data from more than 1,600 customers and 50,000 users who use its service and run massive mission-critical applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS), MicrosoftAzure and Google Cloud Platform, as well as hybrid cloud infrastructures. Seventy per cent of Sumo Logic’s customers uses AWS.
The study reveals that Azure adoption has risen from 10 per cent in 2017 to 15 per cent in 2018. Sumo Logic says this signals demand for multi-cloud choices which have also grown from six to nine per cent since last year.
There has also been “significant” growth in containers. According to the company, container technology such as Docker enables DevOps teams to build, ship and run distributed applications more efficiently. It also believes Docker is an “excellent” infrastructure choice to build microservices.
The report found that AWS Docker adoption has grown from 24 to 28 per cent over the last year. Use of AWS Lambda – which enables IT teams to run code without requiring them to provision or manage server infrastructure – is also up, at almost 30 per cent adoption in production compared to 23 per cent in 2017. Sumo Logic says many of the initial use cases for AWS Lambda are focused on cloud/ DevOps deployment and automation.
In addition, the company states that customers are using many services to improve application security. More than 50 per cent of AWS applications are using Amazon’s primary CloudTrail audit service, but for further security, Sumo Logic says they should also deploy VPN and analyse virtual private cloud flow logs.
The researchers go on to warn that while new/evolving tools provide security analytics for portions of the cloud and application stacks, the integration across these tools can be “overwhelming” for those responsible for security.