Government Slideshow: Virtualized Bureaucracy

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 06-19-2009

Virtualized Bureaucracy

1. Almost three-fourths of federal IT managers believe that virtualization is integral to improved efficiency in IT operations and reduced costs......but just one-fifth report that their agencies are using virtualization to its fullest extent.

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2. Approximately 79% of those surveyed reported that their agency has started implementation of any sort of virtualization.

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3. Top benefits of virtualization cited by survey respondents included:- reduced capital and operating costs - improved continuity of operations - improved network security - better utilization and capacity management

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4. Close to 60% of those surveyed reported implementing server virtualization.

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5. Just over 50% say they've started using storage virtualization.

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6. Just under half of federal IT managers have adopted client virtualization.

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7. Of those who have started to virtualize infrastructure, just half of them say their implementations have succeeded.

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8. Federal IT managers cited the following as obstacles to virtualization success:- poor education of IT staff on virtualization staff (42%) - budget difficulties (41%) - staff training on virtualization management (39%)

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9. Approximately 67% of agencies who reported that their IT department was staffed and trained to migrate to and manage a virtualization environment had successful implementations.

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10. 22% of agencies with training deficiencies experienced successful implementations.

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11. About 62% of IT managers who rated their CIO with an A or B for virtualization proficiency reported successful implementations.

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12. 34% of those who rated their CIOs with C, D, or F grades successfully implemented virtualization.

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