Skyworks stays ahead of the world’s demand for connectivity with Dynatrace
With Dynatrace, we've identified that risk mitigation is value creation, and as we move into the future, that will really come to the fore in how we add value to our business.
Operating into the future of connectivity
Skyworks is a high-performance semiconductor manufacturer that provides the technology to enable connectivity for critical industries, from telecoms, to aerospace, and automotive. As demand for wireless connectivity continues to grow, Skyworks is always operating into the future to ensure it is ready to meet the needs of its customers and the world they connect as they constantly evolve. To enable this, it is increasing its investments in new and emerging technologies such as 5G and driving excellence in its manufacturing and engineering processes to enable faster speed to market through automation.
The applications and infrastructure that power these processes are built in a very complex, multicloud and hybrid technology environment. Skyworks has a footprint in every major cloud services platform, as well as its own on-premises data centers, which makes it difficult to obtain an end-to-end view across its applications. To maximize the impact of its investments in automation, Skyworks needed a modern observability solution that could reveal how its applications integrate with one another and provide precise answers about how they can be optimized and kept secure.
Bringing automation to the forefront
After an evaluation of the market, Skyworks selected Dynatrace’s automatic and intelligent observability platform. After its initial need for full stack observability had been met, Skyworks continued to look at the other capabilities that Dynatrace could bring to its business through its additional modules, including Application Security.
“We derived a lot of intelligence from the monitoring insights we unlocked with Dynatrace, and that was a game changer,” said Satya Jayadev, Vice President and CIO, Skyworks Solutions Inc. “The beauty of Dynatrace was that we were able to integrate it seamlessly into our key business processes, including manufacturing. Within about a year, we quadrupled our investments in Dynatrace, which gave us a lot of insight into not just our IT processes, but also our manufacturing processes. We saw the value of Dynatrace Application Security when the Log4j vulnerability was discovered. It really gave us the edge in identifying those vulnerabilities and remediating them quickly.”
With Dynatrace, we've identified that risk mitigation is value creation, and as we moved into the future, that will really come to the fore in how we add value to our business.
Life with Dynatrace
- Reduced risk exposure: Dynatrace Application Security enables Skyworks to identify, prioritize, and remediate vulnerabilities in its software quickly, with its automatic and precise risk impact assessment. These capabilities were invaluable when the Log4 vulnerability emerged and will continue to be critical to Skyworks’ ability to deliver fast, secure innovation in the future.
- Efficiency and consistency: The automatic and intelligent observability from Dynatrace has eliminated manual, siloed monitoring processes at Skyworks. As a result, it has been able to achieve more efficient, effective, and consistent operations globally, helping to accelerate its ongoing digital transformation and cloud migration.
- Self-healing applications: With the precise answers from Dynatrace, Skyworks is now looking to automate not only the detection, but the remediation of issues in its software as they begin to emerge. It plans to extend these capabilities even further by integrating the Application Security alerts from Dynatrace with its Jira and ServiceNow workspaces, so it can automatically resolve vulnerabilities as they are detected.
“With Dynatrace, we’ve identified that risk mitigation is value creation, and as we move into the future, that will really come to the fore in how we add value to our business,” continued Jayadev. “Dynatrace doesn’t just sell a product, it offers a solution to the problems we face. That’s what makes Dynatrace stand out in the market. It’s not just a vendor, Dynatrace is a true partner, and it’s always there for us when we need it.”
We derived a lot of intelligence from the monitoring insights we unlocked with Dynatrace, and that was a game changer.