On-premises to cloud: Observability for customers where they are and where they’re going

January 24 2023
 

Gain executive-level insights on Cisco AppDynamics’ for on-premises, hybrid and cloud customers from Ronak Desai, Cisco SVP & GM AppDynamics and full-stack observability.


It’s 2023 and we’re at an interesting inflection point along the technology innovation timeline. The global application market is predicted to grow at an average 8.33% CAGR to reach just over $400 Billion by 2027¹ and cloud native application environments are gaining traction to ease delivery of the high-performing application experiences users expect. However, simply adopting cloud native is often not that simple; many organizations are not ready to move to the cloud, others need to maintain data residency compliance or remain reliant on traditional application development pipelines.

We are proud to support customers across platform options that enable monitoring and observability now while providing transformation paths to greater visibility — when the time is right. That’s why Cisco AppDynamics customers can benefit from access to three platform options; on-premises through components installed on their machines, SaaS managed by Cisco AppDynamics, which is ideal for hybrid infrastructure configurations and Cisco AppDynamics Cloud, for cloud-hosted modern application delivery environments.

A look ahead: What’s on the horizon for on-premises

To align observability solutions with customer priorities, we are actively engaged in discovering and addressing challenges our customers face. As we ring in the new year and execute on product roadmaps, you’ll begin to see exciting new releases for on-premises application performance monitoring and observability offerings. These include critical software updates, agent framework extensions, dashboarding and anomaly detection enhancements, agent fleet management and much more. In addition, we will continue to invest in our on-premises and SaaS solutions to support the roadmap and certifications for our customers and partners.

Meeting customers where they are going

The current speed of innovation across technology can contribute to a feeling of urgency that organizations must accelerate their digital transformations or risk falling behind. Truthfully, every company has a unique technology story, and the transformation race is just another way to say; companies that provide the best products and services for their customers adopt technologies that align to their goals. We’re here to support on-premises, hybrid and cloud-based infrastructures with APM and observability products that enable the right foundation for full-stack observability adoption — when it makes sense — regardless of infrastructure configuration.

As we move forward, I want to take this opportunity to recognize our phenomenal, collaborative relationships with customers and partners, and acknowledge our joint focus on what’s ahead as observability evolves. It’s these relationships and the challenges we solve together that enable solution providers and CRN to name Cisco AppDynamics the 2022 Application Performance Product of the Year — and we could not be here without you!

  1. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221026005967/en/Global-Enterprise-Application-Market-Report-2022-A-249.9-Billion-Market-in-2021—Industry-Trends-Share-Size-Growth-Opportunity-and-Forecasts-to-2027—ResearchAndMarkets.com

Ronak Desai is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco AppDynamics and Full-Stack Observability and is responsible for leading the overall AppDynamics strategy and operations and driving operational efficiency and delivery, as well as helping Cisco in achieving its vision for Full-Stack Observability.

Prior to joining AppDynamics, Ronak was SVP of Cisco’s Cloud Networking Engineering organization, where he spearheaded major strategy and technical shifts across Cisco’s networking portfolio of products and services, including ACI to ACI Anywhere, 400G offerings, Cloud APIC, Nexus Dashboard and more. Ronak has held additional engineering leadership roles at Insieme Networks — which was acquired by Cisco in December of 2013 — where he was responsible for the development and architecture for the ACI controller and Nexus 9000, Hybrid cloud solutions. He helped drive the development of NX-OS, Nexus 7000, MDS9000 and SAN-OS (the pre-cursor to NX-OS).

Ronak lives in Oakland, California, and enjoys hiking and mountain biking. He holds 50 patents, many of which are currently embedded in the solutions Cisco provides to address the dynamic needs of worldwide customers and technology partners every day.