Strategic Tech Slideshow: Virtualization and Cloud Report Card

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 05-24-2010

41%

of respondents have some sort of cloud computing services running on their network.

41%

61%

have deployed virtualization of some type.

61%

55%

have virtualized "mission-critical" servers.

55%

28%

have rolled out desktop virtualization technology.

28%

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More than 80% of those who use virtualization cite cost savings as the primary driver.

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30%

say virtualization's virtue comes in deploying servers faster.

30%

41%

report they've deployed virtualization to simplify management.

41%

36%

say the biggest problem with virtualization is a lack of appropriate tools to monitor their virtual machines.

36%

41%

of cloud customers use some form of software-as-a-service, such as Salesforce.com or Google Apps.

41%

29%

have deployed private clouds.

29%

19%

use some form of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) such as Amazon EC2.

19%

22%

of respondents say they lack the tools necessary to manage and monitor cloud activities.

22%

33%

say that lower infrastructure costs are the primary driver for adopting cloud services.

33%