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Virtual Instruments' Third Annual VMworld Survey Shows Jump in Private Cloud Implementations Supporting Mission-Critical Applications

Virtual Instruments, the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management, today announced the results of its third annual virtualization survey, which found a significant increase in private cloud implementation and more than 90% of respondents cited infrastructure performance management (IPM) capabilities as a "need to have" element for their virtualized environments.

According to the on-site survey, conducted at VMworld, performance concerns continue to resonate, with 45% of the 136 respondents citing them as the top obstacle to deploying mission-critical and database applications in a virtualized environment.

"The industry is experiencing a tremendous leap into private cloud deployments, and while some performance concerns at the device level have been addressed, end-to-end performance is still a top - if not the top - challenge for virtualization of mission-critical workloads," said Skip Bacon, CTO of Virtual Instruments. "With more than 90% of respondents noting IPM as a ‘need to have', it is clear that managing infrastructure performance at a system-wide level is critical for success."

Key findings of the survey include:
  • 96% of respondents cited infrastructure performance management as a "need-to-have" element for their virtualization or private cloud initiative, with 60% noting it as "critical".
  • 65% of respondents have implemented a private cloud architecture, with an additional15% planning to implement in the next 12 months
  • 45% cite performance as the #1 IT reason for not virtualizing more mission critical applications. Security concerns were the #2 IT reason (32%)
  • 55% report their organizations have virtualized more than 30% of their mission-critical and database applications
  • 21% of respondents are still evaluating cloud technologies and/or have no immediate plans to implement private clouds.


Published Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:23 PM by David Marshall
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