Virtualization Results: Quantum 2012 IT Manager Survey
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  • 1. Data Protection Survey: VirtualizationIT Decision Maker Survey – February 2012
  • 2. Experiences With Server Virtualization Increased data growth 41% Remote branch data issues 25% Nearly 1 in 2 experienced increased data growth due to server virtualization Increase in software costs 25% as people struggle to control growth Needed to re-engineer data 24% against the ease of VM spin-off. storage Data bottlenecks/contention 22% Business Size Total 100-250 250-1000 1000+ employees employees employees Higher energy demands 21% Base: Total Answering 500 122 123 255 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% Higher energy demands 21.2% 20.5% 17.1% 23.5% VM Server Sprawl 11% Increased data growth 40.8% 35.2% 37.4% 45.1% Data bottlenecks/contention 22.0% 19.7% 22.0% 23.1% Remote branch data issues 25.2% 21.3% 25.2% 27.1% Needed to re-engineer data storage 23.6% 18.9% 21.1% 27.1% Other, please specify 2% Increase in software costs 24.8% 30.3% 21.1% 23.9% VM Server Sprawl 11.2% 8.2% 10.6% 12.9% Other, please specify 1.8% 3.3% 2.0% We do not deploy server virtualization 20% We do not deploy server virtualization 20.0% 20.5% 23.6% 18.0%Q22 - Has your organization experienced any of the following because of implementing server virtualization? N=500 © 2010 Quantum Corporation. Company Confidential. Forward-looking information is 2 based upon multiple assumptions and uncertainties, does not necessarily represent the company’s outlook and is for planning purposes only.
  • 3. Experiences With Server Virtualization Just 1 in 10 indicated that server Not at all difficult 11% virtualization wasn’t difficult. 89% voiced a level of difficulty with the technology. This has increased by 5% since 2010. Slightly difficult 39% Somewhat difficult 45% Business Size Total 100-250 250-1000 1000+ employees employees employees Base: Total Answering 400 97 94 209 Very difficult 6% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% Very difficult 6.0% 5.2% 5.3% 6.7% Somewhat difficult 45.0% 47.4% 41.5% 45.5% Slightly difficult 38.5% 38.1% 39.4% 38.3% Not at all difficult 10.5% 9.3% 13.8% 9.6%Q23 - On the following scale, how would you describe the challenge of backup in a virtualized environment? N=500 © 2010 Quantum Corporation. Company Confidential. Forward-looking information is 3 based upon multiple assumptions and uncertainties, does not necessarily represent the company’s outlook and is for planning purposes only.
  • 4. Data Protection Focus – Next 12 Months Implementing new data efficiency technology to manage data growth 47% Increasing virtualized server data protection 47% Improving data back up and recovery policies 46% Major upgrades or implementations of new hardware 46% Data center consolidation 38% Improving or changing data protection tiering 24% A lot of work going on?Q16 - Which of the following data protection challenges or efforts will your organization focus on in the next 12 months? N=500 © 2010 Quantum Corporation. Company Confidential. Forward-looking information is 4 based upon multiple assumptions and uncertainties, does not necessarily represent the company’s outlook and is for planning purposes only.
  • 5. MethodologyOnline Survey conducted using a panel of IT decision makersQuantitative survey fielded by a 3rd partySample size of 500- Sample includes North America (375), EMEA (75) and APAC (50)Survey conducted during February 2012Respondents pre-screened to ensure they are involved with the data storagefunction at their organizationBusiness below 100 employees were excluded from the survey-- The data in the previous slides represent the questions covering virtualization inthe survey. There were several technologies discussed and results will be releasedshortly. © 2010 Quantum Corporation. Company Confidential. Forward-looking information is5 based upon multiple assumptions and uncertainties, does not necessarily represent the company’s outlook and is for planning purposes only.