THREE STAGES OF THE CLOUD-NATIVE JOURNEY
The adoption of cloud services, DevOps practices, and ephemeral architectures has been proven to significantly accelerate the pace of innovation, as well as response times to errors and bugs – but becoming cloud-native won’t happen overnight.
Your business will progress through the cloud-native journey in three distinct stages – each with its own challenges and areas of focus. SignalFx has all of the capabilities to help guide your every step.
Stage 2 – Decentralized Chaos
Companies that advance to this next phase of the cloud-native journey tend to have a self-service approach to new technology adoption. Engineering teams empowered by a mandate to increase development velocity begin selecting preferred tools and deploying their own cloud infrastructure independently of one another, and without explicit organizational approval. This often results in duplicated effort and a lack of shared best practices – an occurrence commonly known as “Shadow IT”.
Ending this cycle is essential for companies that have decided to adopt DevOps practices and invest in microservices architecture, neither of which are possible without effective coordination across teams. The right monitoring solution enables shared context throughout the entire organization and provide tools for tracking overall application/service health, as opposed to metrics from individual machines.