SaaS triangle median: Enforcement officers and engineers see their cloud investments differently

For any project, good triangles, fast and cheap are often applied - where you can choose only two of the three options.
When switching to cloud-based software as a service solution (SaaS), this means application performance, delivery, and repeat code and budgeting. However, according to a new study from cloud optimization service provider Opsani, DevOps business leaders and engineers maintain differing views on the success of their cloud deployments.

The study compared research from a month ago where 91% of business executives said their cloud applications work efficiently. For the more than 600 DevOps engineers polled this time, the unimaginable idea of this 'SaaS triangle' has a different reality.
Remarkably, engineers feel that quality is being sacrificed. Less than a third (31%) agree that when their department comes up with new code updates, it is important that the application is 'launched as quickly as possible'. 30% said their standard was 'good enough - not too bug-free.' the remaining two-fifths prioritized performance, which could be error-free (18%), adjusted for efficiency (14%), or have enough resources (8%).

Results elsewhere showed a bit of discontent but other areas of good. More than three-quarters (76%) of engineers asked said their organization regularly optimizes its application stacks. For service level targets, the primary goal of half of the questionees was to trade per second, before latency (41%) and through (40%). 88% of those surveyed said their organization is currently implementing or planning to deploy genuine applications on containers.

Opsani, however, sees this as a problem. "A simple four-container application with trillions of efficiency parameters may need to be constantly adjusted to achieve optimal performance at the lowest cost; Achieving the SaaS triangle is too complicated for people to do without automation," the company wrote.

"Managers are divided on what they emphasize most from their application team," Opsani added. "43% say maximizing resources and 20% saying that maintaining application uptime is the most important factor for them. In the prospect of this rift, no company can achieve the benefits of the SaaS triangle without the help of automated tools".

Naturally, Opsani will point to its automation services, with the promise of improving performance while reducing costs, as a solution to headaches. However, the broader topic of conflicting views between the business and IT industries remains. A study from Accenture last year found that when it comes to cost, speed, business capabilities, and service levels, only one in three businesses are completely satisfied with all indicators.

However, spending on IT remains resilient. The ongoing Covid-19 epidemic has seen an increase in cloud initiatives; Last month, IDC announced that the overall cloud ecosystem would make $1 trillion by 2024.
Separately, a report from platform provider SaaS OpsRamp showed no freeze in IT recruitment and a strong focus on the digital transformation between Covid-19. In the second and third quarters of 2020, three of the five IT leaders surveyed increased their annual technology budgets 'significantly or moderately.'