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

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Performance, Capacity, Functionality

Organizations are still struggling to deliver the right performance, capacity and functionality.

Data center environments are not getting any simpler, and storage is made even more complicated by the use of multiple vendors and protocols. Fifty-six percent of respondents are working in organizations with a multi-protocol environment, and 63 percent of respondents report using more than one storage vendor for their organization's primary data. For virtualization, Fibre Channel and iSCSI are used by 48 percent and 42 percent of respondents, respectively. Meanwhile, 53 percent of respondents indicate that they experience storage performance issues, and 58 percent indicate capacity issues. This lack of multi-protocol support creates storage silos, increases costs, and adds complexity for data center admins.

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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