SOURCE: Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments

August 29, 2012 09:00 ET

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

Performance Concerns Are Still the Primary Pain Point Driving the Need for Infrastructure Performance Management

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - 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

For more information on the Virtual Instruments VirtualWisdom platform, visit the company's booth #407 this week at VMworld.

About Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management for customers' physical, virtual, and cloud computing environments. The award-winning VirtualWisdom® platform provides visibility into real-time performance, health and utilization metrics across the open systems stack. Virtual Instruments drives improved performance and availability while lowering the total cost of the infrastructure supporting mission-critical applications.

VirtualWisdom is a registered trademark of Virtual Instruments Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes.

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