SOURCE: Network Instruments

April 29, 2010 10:47 ET

Interop Snapshot: Steady Adoption of Virtualization

61 Percent Deployed Virtualization, 6 Percent Increase Over Interop 2009 Reveals Network Instruments Onsite Survey

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) -  Implementation of virtualization continues to increase among Interop attendees, being largely driven by goals of cost and resource savings. Conducted from the exhibition floor at Interop, the survey of 105 network engineers, managers, and directors found:

Large-Scale Virtualization Deployments: Of the 61 percent of respondents having deployed virtualization, 55 percent have virtualized mission-critical servers, while 28 percent have deployed virtual desktops.

Factors Driving Virtualization: 84 percent indicated that cost savings is the chief force driving the move to virtual environments. Other significant factors included simplifying management (41 percent) and being able to deploy servers faster (31 percent).

Insert Chief Problem: 36 percent cited the lack of monitoring tools as the greatest problem plaguing virtual deployments. One-fifth of respondents indicated managing virtual environments consumed too much time. This compared to 30 percent that didn't have any significant issues with virtualization. 

"The most surprising survey results to me were the number of people lacking appropriate management tools and the ability to monitor virtual communications," said Stephen Brown, product manager for Network Instruments. "While we're speaking with more people this year who are aware of these issues, fewer are adequately dealing with the challenge. On the positive side, it appears managers are not having many problems as they become experienced with the technology."

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