Research in Action White Paper

The Hidden Costs of Managing Applications in the Cloud

There are justifiable concerns around balancing the cost and agility benefits of cloud computing with the challenges of delivering great application performance and end-user experiences in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.  This report has an overview of potential solutions to this challenge.

  • Full cloud integration (public, hybrid, private) will be the top  priority for a quarter of companies over the next five years
  • 79% of companies are concerned about the hidden costs of cloud services for their applications
  • 73% of companies are still using outdated methods to track and manage application performance
  • Cloud adoption is now mainstream, and companies can understand the benefits and manage the costs and concerns of their cloud deployment and use.