Computing is now entering a new era, which is the cloud computing. Cloud computing is growing massively and most companies are getting most task done using cloud computing. One of the companies which are implementing and providing cloud computing services are Amazon AWS, Google cloud and Microsoft azure. Cloud computing has resulted in an explosion in cloud computing adoption across industries, which in turn increased monitoring challenges for tradition IT teams.
Observability a new discipline due to clouding computing has been seen to be gaining momentum. What this means is that is that just as more IT organizations are experiencing the visibility challenges of hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure, they’re also more readily recognizing observability as a solution.
Observability offers IT teams the capabilities to move faster, generate high revenues and successfully achieve digital transformation effort. It also brings data democratisation to the entire organization, allowing everyone to see and derive insights from it. Some of the benefits of using Observability are:
Low downtime costs
According to Splunk’s state of Observability report, researchers have found that by adoption Observability tools, Organizations can cut down cost from $23.8m to $2.5M, which is almost sound like a 90% drop. The research report has also indicated that the Indian organizations are ahead of other countries in observability journey. Only 29% are rated as beginners versus 62% in average across other countries.
Helps overcome cloud complexity
Over years, IT teams have been experiencing a problem of network visibility across all their platforms when applications and systems are transitioning to the cloud. Due to this challenge most organizations have been overlooking the importance of adoption of observability strategies in their cloud computing journey.
Most companies have realized that that in their cloud-first approach, there is severe need for cloud management tools and cloud-specific roles as migrated applications need to be properly monitored , managed and optimized to meet organization expectation. The technology of Observability is expected to keep business agile, mitigating risk and managing cloud complexity along the digital transformation journey.
Researchers think that organization investments towards observability helps businesses innovate faster. From a recent report, practitioniers and managers have revealed that global organizations launch 60% more product releases with advanced Observability deployment. With instant feedback on application performance, businesses can accelerate their software delivery process and time to market to meet business objectives more quickly.
Observability goes beyond monitoring
Monitoring and Observability are entirely different processes and shouldn’t be confused. Observability expands on monitoring and enables the correlation and inspection of raw data to provide deeper and real-time insights. DevOps team will be especially familiar in this regard as the right observability tool will enable DevOps , IT operations and software development teams shared end-to-end visibility into the infrastructure and application performance.