Virtualization Slideshow: Virtualized Apps: Are They Tier-1 Worthy?By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 09-16-2010
83 percent of respondents have virtualized non-critical applications and systems.
Only 14 percent say they have fully virtualized mission-critical "Tier 1" apps.
Companies are 50 percent more likely to virtualize employee-facing mission-critical apps rather than those with which customers directly interface.
52 percent of survey participants say that app owners have blocked a project to virtualize a Tier 1 app.
Nearly 32 percent of respondents say that there are people within their organization who'd say, "My Tier 1 application will be virtualized over my dead body."
49 percent of respondents maintain concerns that mission-critical apps aren't designed to support virtualization.
45 percent of those surveyed cite concerns about performance degradation of apps once they're virtualized.
59 percent of respondents agree that virtualization results in server consolidation and related power and cooling savings.
49 percent of survey participants strongly agree that failover/disaster recovery capabilities would improve in a virtualized environment.
41 percent of respondents agree that their IT agility and responsiveness to business would improve with virtualized apps.
Despite perceived benefits, nearly one-third of respondents say that they've virtualized 25 percent or less of their organization's IT environment.