Applications are the heart of digital business. Because organizations recognize this reality, they are choosing cloud strategies to match the applications that are transforming business capabilities.

Most IT organizations support a mix of existing applications while also deploying new cloud-native application architectures—both on premises and in public cloud.

This heterogeneity has them looking for ways to modernize IT capabilities to ease application and infrastructure operations and management, across hybrid environments.

To gain insight into best practices for managing applications and environments, VMware commissioned independent research firm Management Insight Technologies to survey more than a thousand global companies worldwide about their strategies.

This report summarizes the application and cloud trends, challenges, and opportunities researchers uncovered by studying 300 organizations across the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.”