In your own mind, how clear is the rationale for adopting Virtualization? (250-4999 employees) The arguments for Storage and Desktop virtualization are less well developed or understood
How much has your organisation adopted Virtualization in the following areas? (<250 employees)
Which of the following do you regard as significant drivers for implementing Virtualization - For Virtualized storage? (>5000 employees) Direct “cost reduction“ is not seen to be the most significant driver, unlike in most other areas of IT. Again this is true across all sizes of organization
Has virtualization had an effect on your hardware acquisition strategy? Virtualization is changing spending plans
Over half of organisations with >50 employees say managing the growth of “genuinely useful” and “superfluous” information is a burden
Where to store it? / What protection does it need?
How long should it be kept on line or archived?
How to find information rapidly when required?
Storage Management tools are hard to use
Around half of organisations use more than one tool
Skills are difficult to obtain / maintain
Functionality is incomplete
Managing storage in virtualised environments is even harder
Would you say that your organisation places the right level of importance on the 'management of IT'? ANALYST COMMENTS The biggest problem is obviously finding time to work on improvement initiatives. Even though we know that investment in tools and/or training will free up time, this is one of those classic chicken-and-egg situations. But in the question of investment, finding additional budget is always a challenge.
Level of burden associated with managing the growth / storage of genuinely useful corporate information ANALYST COMMENTS Over half of organisations over 50 employees have issues here.
How much impact on management and support processes do you see from the move to the use of virtualized storage systems?
How well do you think vendors support heterogeneous virtualized storage?
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