Enterprises Maximize Data Center Efficiencies with Virtualization and Private Cloud: 2014 Cloud User Survey
Cloud adoption continues to grow at a dramatic rate, but enterprises have not neglected their on-premises data centers. In fact, they are increasingly investing in technology to enhance the flexibility and agility of the private data center, often in a way that will connect to providers’ clouds, creating a hybrid IT environment.
For years, virtualization has been a data center standard that provides necessary cost efficiencies and hardware flexibility to meet growing demand for compute and storage capacity.2 But in the last two years, more IT departments have recognized that server virtualization alone is unable to provide the agility that enterprise organizations demand. Basic provisioning and maintenance is no longer the primary goal of IT; rather, enterprises are increasingly expecting IT to contribute materially to the business’s success, through creation of new services and capabilities that enable greater productivity, flexibility, and self-service than ever before. Their role transcends tactical support services, and is shifting to be a strategic provider that enables business results.
To make this shift successfully, perceptive IT organizations have gone beyond basic server virtualization to reap benefits that are satisfactory to the business. According to the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Cloud User Survey, IT decision-makers are increasingly taking advantage of virtualization technologies, not just for servers, but for other data center components as well. Virtualization continues to be prevalent in the data center, especially in newer virtualization platforms that enable the implementation of flexible, scalable IT deployment models like software-defined data centers (SDDC).
About this report
In this SPIE, Stratecast examines the trends in data center configurations, specifically regarding virtualization and private cloud adoption, as evidenced by data from the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Cloud User Survey. We also look at how IT deployment models like SDDC and hybrid cloud can impact these trends, and how these models might impact future virtualization and cloud adoption.
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