In This Study MethodologySituation Overview Storage and Virtualization Markets OverviewStorage Usage Trends in Virtualized EnvironmentsStorage in Server Versus Desktop Virtualized EnvironmentChallenges with Storage in Virtualized EnvironmentsFuture Outlook Essential Guidance For Vendors, Systems Integrators, VARs, and ResellersFor End UsersLearn More Related ResearchAppendixSynopsisTable: Respondents by Company Size Table: Respondents by Role in Organization Table: Respondents by Role in Decision Making Figure: Method of Storage Attached to Virtualized Servers Figure: Amount of Data Storage Capacity in Virtualized Environment Figure: Amount of Storage Attached to Virtualized Servers by Company Size Figure: Level of Change Expected to Amount of Storage Attached in the Next 12 Months by Company Size Figure: Status of Virtualized Desktops in Virtualized Environment Figure: Method of Storage Attached in Virtualized Desktop Environment Figure: Method of Storage Attached to Virtualized Servers and Virtualized Desktop Environment by Company Size Figure: Top Challenges Related to Storage Attached to Virtualized Environments by Company Size Figure: Current and Planned Technology Usage Related to Attached Storage Figure: Current and Planned Deduplication Usage by Company Size Figure: Current and Planned Solid State Disk Usage by Company Size Figure: Current and Planned Replication Usage by Company Size Figure: Current and Planned Compression Usage by Company Size Figure: Current and Planned Encryption Usage by Company Size Figure: Current and Planned WAN Accelerator Usage by Company Size Figure: Current and Planned Snapshot Technology Usage by Company Size Figure: Current and Planned Thin Provisioning Usage by Company Size
Buyer Insights: Storage in Virtual x86 Environments
This IDC study assesses the results of IDC's 2011 Trends in Storage and Virtualized Environments Survey conducted in the first calendar quarter of 2011. Storage is a tremendously important subsystem that can determine the success of a virtualization implementation. Capacity growth and application performance continue to be the top challenges facing organizations of all sizes as they relate to how storage is attached to x86 virtualized environments.
"IDC's survey shows a tremendous diversity in the way users deploy storage in virtualized x86 environments. There are so many combinations of interfaces and advanced features available today, and solutions will vary greatly depending on virtualization maturity, company size, server versus desktop, and many other factors. What is common is that companies are looking to solve broad issues of capacity growth, performance, security, and protection," says Gary Chen, research manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software.