Study Shows that Hybrid Storage Plays a Crucial Role in Mitigating Virtualization Issues

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Mission-Critical Focus

Virtualization is increasingly mission-critical.

As virtualized data centers become more common, enterprises are now opting to virtualize more mission-critical systems. Sixty-six percent of respondents are using virtualized Microsoft SQL workloads, 53 percent have virtualized file sharing processes, and nearly half of respondents have virtualized Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange.

This uptick is placing a unique burden on storage systems to support the unique performance and capacity of each application. Fifty-eight percent of respondents experience some capacity issues and 53 percent indicate they experience storage performance issues.

With the rise of both structured and unstructured data and the rapid proliferation of technology, virtualization has become critical to helping organizations handle unprecedented technological challenges in terms of performance and capacity.

However, virtualization technology does not come without its challenges. A majority of IT professionals are facing occasional or ongoing storage performance issues as they look to maintain highly virtualized data center environments that can keep up with business growth, according to a recent report from Tegile Systems and ActualTech Media on the "State of Storage in Virtualization."

The survey is based on conversations with over 1,000 IT professionals. The following slides explore the results of this research, highlighting the state of virtualization within the data center, common challenges, and the technology being leveraged to rise above these hurdles.

 

Related Topics : Fujitsu, Storage Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Virtual Tape Library, InfiniBand

 
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