Momentum is Building on the Journey to Observability: Cisco AppDynamics

After two years of rapid digital transformation and firefighting in response to the pandemic, technologists are now ready and primed to drive the next critical wave of innovation in their organizations. To achieve their goals, IT teams are seeking out solutions which will give them full visibility across their IT environment.

They’re looking for a unified view on availability and performance up and down the IT stack, building on their current application monitoring tools. They want full visibility into performance for compute, storage, network and public internet, from the customer-facing application all the way into the back end. For many, they want solutions that provide full visibility into cloud native environments, including the increasing deployment of microservices and container solutions.

In a new study of 1,200 IT professionals worldwide, including Canada, Cisco AppDynamics found that appetite for full-stack observability has markedly increased over the past year, and an overwhelming majority of Canadian IT professionals (92%) said 2022 will be a pivotal year for their organization on the journey towards full-stack observability as they look to unlock the power of data in an application-driven world. 

Other key takeaways from Canadian IT professionals in the report include:

  • 91% of Canadian IT professionals believe the shift to full-stack observability will be transformational for their business.
  • More than half of Canadian organizations (60%) have started out on the journey to full-stack observability, and a further 35% are planning to do so in the next 12 months.
  • 86% of Canadian IT professionals accept that organizations that fail to make significant strides in their journey towards full-stack observability in 2022 will face competitive disadvantage versus their peers. 

A full copy of AppDynamics’ Journey to Observability report can be found here.

Research Methodology

To gauge the extent to which technologists have succeeded in implementing their full-stack observability strategies, and to understand their priorities for the future, AppDynamics has undertaken comprehensive global research, from board-level directors and CIOs, through to senior and mid-level IT management.

This research entailed:

  • Interviews with 1,200 IT professionals in organizations with a turnover of at least 500m (with the exception of Colombia, where organizations with a turnover of at least $100m were included in the sample.)
  • Interviews were conducted in 14 markets – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Respondents worked across a range of industries, including IT, financial services, retail, public sector, manufacturing and automotive, and media and communications.
  • All research was conducted by Insight Avenue in December 2021 and January 2022.

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