The State of Application Services in 2020

The application landscape evolves as organizations transform to meet the ever-changing demands of the market.

APPLICATIONS POWER THE DIGITAL ECONOMY.

For our sixth annual survey, we heard from nearly 2,600 respondents globally about the challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation. Here’s an overview of what we learned in 2020.

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98% OF ORGANIZATIONS DEPEND ON APPLICATIONS TO RUN OR SUPPORT THEIR BUSINESS.

What happens to your business if your CDN goes down? Or if users can’t access your site due to a DDoS attack? That every business today is an application business is not just a catchy marketing phrase—it’s a reality.

So it’s no surprise that the most widely deployed application services are largely ones that ensure availability, performance, and security. But we also heard from organizations around the world about the explosive growth of next-generation application services like service mesh, Ingress control, and API management, which are key strategic tools that help businesses operate, scale, and secure cloud- and container-native applications.

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SPECIALIZED REPORTS

2020 DEVOPS REPORT

DevOps practitioners are more likely to be considering new application development methodologies and moving their apps to the public cloud than their IT colleagues.

2020 TELECOM REPORT

Telecom respondents are executing on digital transformation by strategically implementing technologies such as automation and orchestration to increase the speed of innovation while reducing capital and operational expenses.

2020 FINANCIAL SERVICES REPORT

The financial services industry continues to demonstrate technology leadership by implementing the newest technology available.


REGIONAL REPORTS

2020 ASIA PACIFIC REPORT

Security offerings dominate the list of the top five application services deployed by organizations in Asia Pacific today.

2020 EMEA REPORT

Organizations in EMEA are gaining proficiency and moving toward continuous deployment with more consistent automation.


APPS, AUTOMATION, AND ARCHITECTURES: THE STATE OF APPLICATION SERVICES IN 2020

From cloud to containers, and orchestration to organizational structures, see what’s new this year as digital transformation continues to change the application landscape.
 

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