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Zenoss Announces Webinar to Reveal Findings of the 2015 State of Converged Infrastructure Report

Zenoss Inc., the leader in unified IT monitoring and analytics software, today announced results and findings from its third annual global State of Converged Infrastructure survey. Zenoss will host a webinar to cover the key findings on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. CST.

The full report will be available for download to all webinar attendees but the live discussion will discuss the data center transformation that is underway, including:

  • What trends are driving adoption of Converged Infrastructure?
  • What commonalities exist between those companies having the greatest success in deploying Converged Infrastructure?
  • How are companies structuring their IT workforce to best manage CI deployments?

“Our survey results revealed that organizations using converged infrastructures are failing to achieve full benefits by monitoring separate components instead of treating the CI as a coherent single product,” said Kent Erickson, Technology Strategist at Zenoss. “Converged infrastructure solutions allow customers to purchase a data center with compute, storage, and network resources as a single, standard product. With 84% of all respondents using or planning to deploy CI, the technology has reached mainstream status for the way modern, elastic data centers need to be built.”

The 2015 CI survey provides many additional insights into data center modernization, including:

  • In companies with more than 5,000 employees, only 8% are not using or considering CI.
  • Despite being pervasively adopted, the survey results indicate management software is lagging behind, with 63% of respondents indicating they manage their CI deployments by repurposing existing management tools designed for traditional infrastructure.
  • Astonishingly, 25% of companies who have deployed CI are dealing with seven or more tools to manage it.
  • Key drivers for CI deployments include projects for big data, infrastructure as a service, unified communications, and custom application development.

“The best business benefits reported come from organizations that automate their IT processes on top of a converged infrastructure foundation,” reported Erickson. “Organizations focusing on a CI platform with automated provisioning tools are able to deploy applications in minutes instead of months. Zenoss customers benefit from standard integrations with each of the top seven commercial CI provisioning tools.”

Published Thursday, November 05, 2015 2:51 PM by David Marshall
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