Connected TechnologyWorld Report:Part 3, Data Center© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.   Cisco Confi...
Commissioned by Cisco, conducted by market research firm InsightExpress        Purpose: Increase our understanding of the ...
Part 1: Employee                          Part 2: The IT             Part 3: Data                 Expectations            ...
Q: What is your company’s greatest concern regarding its data center?                                                     ...
Q: Which business trends will most impact your data center in the next      three years? (Select all that apply)          ...
Q: Which technologies and trends will be most important to your    company’s data center in the next 3 years?             ...
Q: What is your company’s top priority for its data center over the next 3 years?                                   17%   ...
Q: What is your company’s primary strategy for achieving your top data center priority?                                   ...
Q: How do you foresee the role of the network changing in your company’s   data center during the next 3 years?           ...
Q: What is the primary reason for creating greater integration and collaboration      among your company’s data center tea...
Q: As a result of more unified infrastructure in the data center, do you see any        new Information Technology career ...
Virtualization© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.   Cisco Confidential   12
Q: What factors inhibit data centerQ: What percent of your                                                                ...
Q: What is the primary reason for deploying server virtualization in your      company’s data center?                     ...
Q: How much money do you expect to save per year by deploying server           virtualization?                            ...
Cloud Computing© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.   Cisco Confidential   16
Q: Is your company planning to adopt cloud computing?                                   12%: No                         18...
Q: Is your company planning to adopt cloud computing?                                   12%: No                         18...
Q: If you are planning to use the cloud, what percentage of your company’s     data and applications do you expect to stor...
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Cisco's Global Connected Technology World Report, Part III, focuses IT priorities around data center, virtualization and cloud computing.It also looks at the evolution evolving IT roles in the context of increasingly mobile and distributed workforces.

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  1. 1. Connected TechnologyWorld Report:Part 3, Data Center© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1
  2. 2. Commissioned by Cisco, conducted by market research firm InsightExpress Purpose: Increase our understanding of the challenges faced by companies as they strive to address and balance both employee and business needs: from increased employee mobility and access to social media to new technologies and trends. Two separate surveys were conducted: Employee survey: 100 from each country IT decision maker survey: 100 from each country 13 countries around the world: - U.S. - Brazil - U.K. - Mexico - France - Russia - Germany - India - Italy - China - Spain - Japan - Australia conducted in August 2010© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2
  3. 3. Part 1: Employee Part 2: The IT Part 3: Data Expectations Challenge Center Trends 3 of every 5 employees 3 of every 5 employees believe they don’t need indicate their company’s to be in the office to be IT Policy could be productive improved or updated 2 of every 3 employees 45% of IT managers are would accept a lower- struggling to make their paying job with more workforces more work flexibility mobile, distributed© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3
  4. 4. Q: What is your company’s greatest concern regarding its data center? Security Performance Reliability/Uptime© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4
  5. 5. Q: Which business trends will most impact your data center in the next three years? (Select all that apply) Increase in applications and data 40% Security, risk management 39% Need to reduce costs 34% Distributed, mobile or remote employees 31% Larger work force through employee hiring, mergers or acquisitions 28% Greater use of video and collaborative technologies 27% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 100%© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5
  6. 6. Q: Which technologies and trends will be most important to your company’s data center in the next 3 years? Mobile access Unified fabric Data center to information uniting SAN and virtualization for employees LAN data traffic Mobile access to information for employees 33% Data center virtualization 32% Unified fabric uniting SAN and LAN data traffic 29% Desktop Virtualization 27% Cloud Computing 27% On-demand applications and access to information 27% Unified Computing 24%Greater adoption of video by my company 24% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 100% © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6
  7. 7. Q: What is your company’s top priority for its data center over the next 3 years? 17% Reduce power and cooling costs 32% Improve agility and 19% speed in deploying business applications Increase datacenter resilience 31% Manage resource capacity better: aligning demand with capacity© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7
  8. 8. Q: What is your company’s primary strategy for achieving your top data center priority? 13% Desktop virtualization 29% Unified data center 17% fabric to unite SAN Unified Computing and LAN data traffic 18% 23% Cloud Computing Data center virtualization© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8
  9. 9. Q: How do you foresee the role of the network changing in your company’s data center during the next 3 years? 9% Don’t know / not sure 36% Increase 7% Its central place in the data center can manage resources, Decrease policies, and security 15% 33% Remain the same Increase It unites servers, storage, and virtualization resources© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9
  10. 10. Q: What is the primary reason for creating greater integration and collaboration among your company’s data center teams? 6% Don’t know / not sure 27% More efficient to have teams 10% integrated and working together No plans to integrate the separate data center teams 25% 15% New technologies will make Cloud computing will necessitate working togetherrequire us to work together as an integrated team in a more integrated way 17% Virtualization will require us to work together in a more integrated way© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10
  11. 11. Q: As a result of more unified infrastructure in the data center, do you see any new Information Technology career opportunities developing over the next 3 years? (Select all that apply)New career opportunities as a result of cross training and collaboration 48% among formerly separate teams New training and certification 43% programs for IT managers New job descriptions and titles such as Data Center Architect, 41% Data Center Manager Don’t know / not sure 5% I don’t see any new career 5% opportunities developing 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 100% © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11
  12. 12. Virtualization© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 12
  13. 13. Q: What factors inhibit data centerQ: What percent of your virtualization? production environment servers are virtualized? Other (1%) Conflicts between IT organizations on ownership of the 67% Less than half virtualized Security environment 14% 20% Proprietary virtualization solutions tied to applications 15% Stability of 18% virtualized environment 28% Half or more 16% Management/ 16% Don’t know/ administration Difficulty building 5% operational processes for virtualized environment© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13
  14. 14. Q: What is the primary reason for deploying server virtualization in your company’s data center? 11% Create a greener data center through reduced power and cooling 30% Increase IT agility and flexibility 17% Running out of data center space – optimize resources to reduce physical space requirements 24% Optimize resources 18% to reduce costs Faster provisioning of applications – business agility© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14
  15. 15. Q: How much money do you expect to save per year by deploying server virtualization? Percent of Current Data Center Costs Don’t know / not sure 6% 7% Other 32% 0%-24% 50%-74% 15% 40% 25%-49% 2 out of 5 IT managers expect to save 25-49% due to virtualization© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15
  16. 16. Cloud Computing© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 16
  17. 17. Q: Is your company planning to adopt cloud computing? 12%: No 18%: Yes There are no current plans or Already using applications discussions about using cloud- that have been deployed based computing in your company using cloud-based computing 10%: Not now BRA IND DEU Considering implementing cloud- based computing, but have rejected the idea for now. 34%: Have Plans Planning to adopt cloud-based computing, either by migrating current on-premises applications to the cloud or by purchasing 26%: Hmm… software-as-a-service Debating the value of cloud-based computing for our organization, BRA IND CHN without having made any decisions 52% have deployed cloud or plan to use cloud© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 17
  18. 18. Q: Is your company planning to adopt cloud computing? 12%: No 18%: Yes There are no current plans or Already using applications discussions about using cloud- that have been deployed based computing in your company using cloud-based computing 10%: Not now Considering implementing cloud- based computing, but have rejected the idea for now. 34%: Have Plans Planning to adopt cloud-based computing, either by migrating current on-premises applications to the cloud or by purchasing 26%: Hmm… software-as-a-service Debating the value of cloud-based computing for our organization, without having made any decisions 52% have deployed cloud or plan to use cloud© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 18
  19. 19. Q: If you are planning to use the cloud, what percentage of your company’s data and applications do you expect to store/operate in a private or public cloud in the next 3 years? ¾ to all 12% 8% None 27% Up to ¼ ½ to ¾ 21% Public/Private Cloud 32% ¼ to ½© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 19
  20. 20. Connected Technology World Report© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 20
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