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Dynatrace 2023 Predictions: How Modern Data Centers Can Succeed in 2023 - Keys to Success


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How Modern Data Centers Can Succeed in 2023 - Keys to Success

By Andreas Grabner, DevOps Activist, Dynatrace

The cloud is now a business must-have, especially as the expectation and demand for digital services rises. As organizations accelerate their digital transformation strategies and shift to hybrid and multicloud environments, the resulting challenge is an explosion of data. The sheer amount of data organizations need to process is at an incredibly high volume - and growing - while technology stacks are becoming increasingly complex. In fact, over half (71%) of CIOs say the explosion of data due to modern clouds is beyond human ability to manage, while 77% say their IT environment changes at least once a minute.

This is leading to a tipping point that will disrupt critical services, creating a $50B market opportunity for solutions that converge observability, security, and business data management, as organizations strive to become more efficient, secure, and reliable in 2023. To keep business operations functioning at a high level and meet market demand, organizations leveraging observability solutions must focus on making improvements to their automation, OpenTelemetry, and DevSecOps offerings. And the time to adopt is now.

Intelligent Automation

Intelligent automation can help organizations balance innovative strategies and the shift to the cloud during a time when the amount of data in the world is rapidly increasing, with 93% of CIOs saying AIOps and automation are key to doing more with less. However, these efforts are often stalled, largely because of the use of traditional cloud monitoring and analytics tools, which are often siloed and require manual input. By focusing on embracing solutions that are capable of combining observability, security and business analytics, BizDevSecOps teams can consolidate tools and have access to greater insights, drive intelligent automation, and ultimately tame cloud complexity.


IT teams do not currently utilize OpenTelemetry data on all systems, but that will change in the future as it becomes increasingly essential to have a full view of software performance to modernize observability strategy and improve digital experiences. Beginning in 2023 and beyond, OpenTelemetry will begin to become the standard for collecting and delivering telemetry data. Once adopted by more organizations, OpenTelemetry can standardize how most monitoring telemetry data is collected and sent to analytics backends, which will give solutions providers more time to help companies efficiently work with their data, resolve software issues faster, and save money.


New cyber threats are likely on the horizon in 2023, and some organizations are still dealing with existing vulnerabilities such as Log4Shell. Security is increasingly a shared responsibility for everyone involved in innovation and should be a priority for IT, development, security, and business teams in 2023. More than three-quarters (79%) of CISOs say that automatic, continuous runtime vulnerability management is key to filling the gap in the capabilities of existing security solutions. However, in 2022 just 4% of organizations had real-time visibility into runtime vulnerabilities in containerized production environments. As teams mature their DevOps and BizDevOps strategies into a more holistic BizDevSecOps approach, there will be an increased investment in observability platforms that support cross-departmental processes to ensure all teams have the information and context necessary to innovate securely.

The Time to Adopt is Now

CIOs are struggling to keep up with the speed and scale of hybrid and multicloud environments. Organizations hoping to find success in 2023 must be prepared to make updates to their data centers and observability strategies, introducing solutions like intelligent automation to help bolster their technology stack. By modernizing data centers and securing their IT environments, CIOs can ensure that all areas of their organization are prepared to deal with any looming threats and vulnerabilities that may emerge in the coming year. These stronger data centers will rely on advancements in automation, OpenTelemetry, and BizDevSecOps to improve overall operations and security measures, entering 2023 more efficient and secure than ever.



Andreas Grabner 

Andreas Grabner has 20+ years of experience as a software developer, tester and architect and is an advocate for high-performing cloud-scale applications. He is a regular contributor to the DevOps community, a frequent speaker at technology conferences and has a passion for innovation.

Published Monday, January 30, 2023 7:33 AM by David Marshall
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