Any new technological breakthrough tends to be greeted by two opposing factions. On one hand, you have promoters, for whom this technology is a panacea, the cure for every ailment plaguing the current environment. On the other hand, you have the naysayers, for whom the tried and tested will always win out against the “new and shiny.” It seems every new development in our technological evolution must pass through this tug-of-war between the two cohorts, and whatever emerges from the other end, is often a compromise or amalgamated mix rather than an outright victor.
Hybrid cloud approaches are no exception; they have invariably been met with both proponents and detractors in an organization. However, the promise of hybrid clouds is that they offer an environment that supports multiple technological backbones. Each environment can be optimized for a specific type of workload, and all environments can be integrated and interconnected. Further, these models can unify enterprise standards around security, availability, and accessibility in order to provide optimal experiences to customers.
Hybrid Cloud Strategy for Enterprises
As enterprise IT teams work to modernize their technological stacks so they capitalize on the benefits of the latest advancements, they also need to be cognizant of the fact that some workloads may actually be better suited for the stack they’re running on currently. Exactly how much to migrate to the cloud and when is a judgement call each team needs to make based on their specific customers, products, processes, and services.
In researching cloud shifts, Gartner looked at the core enterprise IT categories that can transition to the cloud, including application software, infrastructure software, business process services, and system infrastructure markets. They expect that by 2025, 51% of IT spending will have shifted from traditional solutions to the public cloud, compared to 41% in 2022. Further, two-thirds of spending on application software will be directed toward cloud technologies in 2025, up from 58% in 2022.
With this seismic shift occurring in your enterprise infrastructure, cloud monitoring can no longer be treated as an afterthought. To maximize value, it is imperative to view monitoring as a core capability as you move workloads to new hybrid cloud environments. Effective monitoring is vital if you are to ensure end users have a consistent and optimized experience, no matter where their services are running. But can your monitoring solution stretch itself across a varied hybrid cloud landscape? And can it reach the level of scale your enterprise requires?
Broadcom Software for Global Enterprises
This is where Broadcom Software comes into the picture. As a valued partner to some of the world’s largest enterprises, Broadcom Software is focused on tackling these problems at the scale our customers need. Consequently, we deliver scale that few other vendors can match. With over $5 billion in annual revenue, we are already among the top 10 enterprise software companies in the world. The fact that our software is in production at nearly 80% of Fortune 500 companies in the world is a testament to our focus on the largest enterprises.
Hybrid Cloud Monitoring with DX Unified Infrastructure Management
Broadcom Software’s DX Unified Infrastructure Management (DX UIM) is an integral part of your monitoring toolkit. With DX UIM, you can keep a watchful eye on every corner of your enterprise infrastructure estate. No matter where you are on your cloud migration journey, DX UIM represents a vital part of your infrastructure monitoring stack. The solution can leverage data from multi-cloud environments, traditional on-premises deployments, and everything in between. DX UIM offers these capabilities:
- Comprehensive, single pane-of-glass visibility for a diverse range of infrastructures and applications, and entire computing stacks.
- A zero-touch monitoring configuration service that can power automated device configuration and deployment and alarm policy execution.
- Intuitive, prepackaged dashboards and reports, including for a range of specific cloud environments.
- Powerful, automated service level agreement management.
- Integration with DX Operational Intelligence, which leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate root cause analysis.
- Bi-directional integration with service desks.
DX UIM offers comprehensive coverage of traditional environments as well as emerging technologies like hyper-converged infrastructures, serverless computing models, containers and orchestrators, and big data platforms.
The path ahead…
As our large enterprise customers increasingly shift to cloud models, Broadcom Software continues to make sizeable investments in DX UIM, expanding its monitoring coverage across the major cloud services.
Broadcom Software’s partnership-based operating model ensures that if a customer needs to expand monitoring into a new environment, we work closely with them to deliver the capabilities required, and help them realize maximum value as fast as possible. Throughout the entire process, we’ll collaborate effectively, helping ensure that the outcome always meets the customer’s expectations.
For more information, please visit the DX UIM home page at the Broadcom Enterprise Software Academy. In addition, you can read about what’s new in DX UIM 20.4, here or watch our webinar.