SOURCE: CloudPhysics


October 13, 2015 11:00 ET

CloudPhysics' VMworld Survey Reveals Top Cause of Application Disruptions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2015) -  CloudPhysics, provider of data-driven insights for smarter IT, today announced that configuration changes are the #1 cause of application disruptions, along with other key findings from its annual VMworld IT user survey. This year, more than 1,000 attendees at VMworld US participated in the survey. 

"The findings clearly highlight the complexity VMware admins deal with on a daily basis," said John Blumenthal, co-founder and VP of Strategy at CloudPhysics. "Complexity prevents them from seeing the consequences of configuration changes: both immediate impacts on applications and the creation of hidden risks that degrade the infrastructure over time. Managing change in a complex environment is beyond unaided human judgment; analytics must accompany and drive optimizations to protect against disruptions to business operations."

Key findings:

  • 68% of respondents indicated that the top cause of disruptions are configuration changes, highlighting the complexity facing VMware admins
  • Adding to the challenge, more than 50% are trying to manage their virtual environments with VMware vCenter alone, unaided by dedicated operational management tools
  • While admins recognize the value in additional management tools, more than 65% reported taking more than a month to implement an on-premise management solution, and of those, more than 45% reported it taking more than three months 
  • Operational challenges vary by segment: while the top initiative for large enterprises is creating a software-defined datacenter (SDDC), commercial organizations and SMB companies are focused on hardware and OS upgrades -- 44% and 48% of respondents, respectfully

These findings are supported by the CloudPhysics Global Data Set:

  • A large percent of organizations continue to run on operating systems that are out of date or at end of support life; for example, nearly one in 10 CloudPhysics Data Set systems is still running Windows 2003, putting applications at unnecessary risk
  • In addition, more than 5% of the Global Data Set is running on versions of VMware that are off support, which can further put their business operations at risk

CloudPhysics is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, October 14 at 8 a.m. PT to share the full results of the VMworld survey. The webinar will also cover related insights from the CloudPhysics Global Data Set, which contains more than 100 trillion samples of configuration, performance, failure and event data from companies of all types and sizes. This anonymized Global Data Set provides collective intelligence and unprecedented insights into user behavior, structure and operations of virtualized datacenters around the world. 

To register for the webinar, go to:

About CloudPhysics
CloudPhysics provides data-driven insights for smarter IT, with operational analytics that give IT teams more power than ever before to understand, troubleshoot, and optimize their virtualized datacenters, reducing risk and waste. The company, based in Mountain View, Calif., serves thousands of users worldwide across a variety of industries, and is backed by Mayfield, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Icon Ventures. For more information, visit:

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