1Why Mission Critical Cloud App Breakdowns Require Lengthy Fixes
With most enterprises migrating at least one-quarter of their highly available (HA) and mission critical apps to the cloud, organizations are finding that app performance issues have emerged as regular occurrences, according to a recent survey from SIOS Technology. The resulting report, titled “The State of Application High Availability,” reveals that repairs for cloud-based HA apps—such as order-taking systems and customer relationship management (CRM) tools that keep business going—often involve multiple performance monitoring tools and report. They also require several hours (or longer) to resolve. A total of 390 IT professionals and decision-makers took part in the research, which was conducted by ActualTech Media. The following slideshow presents survey highlights, with charts provided courtesy of SIOS Technology, which makes software for optimizing and maintaining HA applications.
2Cloud Emerges as Preferred Landing Place
3On-Premise Oversight Sought to Control Infrastructure
Among those whose organizations that haven’t fully moved their HA apps to the cloud, 60 percent said it’s because they prefer to keep HA apps on-premise to maintain more control over the infrastructure. And 22 percent said their organization lacks the internal knowledge/expertise to make this shift.
4App Performance Problems Grow Commonplace
5Multiple Tools Required for Fixes
When there is a performance issue involving an app in the cloud, more than four of five respondents said they need to consult with at least two to four tools (such as monitoring apps, reports and analytics tools) to identify the cause. More than one-in-ten said they consult with at least five such tools.
6Breakdowns Create Time Drain
7App/Database Flaws Lead to Operational Snags
8Redundancy Serves as Primary Remedy
9Oracle Dominates App/Database Landscape
10Enterprise Tops SQL Server Editions
11Organizations Embrace Highly Available/Clustered Environments
The findings reveal that 86 percent of respondents said their organization runs at least one database in a high availability/clustered environment. This figure remains pretty consistent among respondents regardless of their employer’s size, as 88 percent of respondents from small companies reported this, along with 82 percent of those at medium-sized and 86 percent of those at large-sized organizations.