Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-21-2013

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Divided Approach  24% of organizations still house the majority of their critical apps on physical servers alone, while just 4% do so entirely on virtual ones.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Open Options  44% deploy critical apps on both physical and virtual servers.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Future Projections  63% of CIOs and other IT decision-makers would like to shift a majority of critical apps to virtual servers within a year.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Level Field  47% think that virtual and physical servers carry the same level of downtime risk.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Planning for Disaster  33% of businesses don't have a unified disaster-recovery plan, along with formalized service-level targets that encompass both physical and virtual servers.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Static Strategy  70% of businesses only update their disaster-recovery plan every one to five years.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Shaky Ground  One-third test their disaster-recovery plan just once a year, and 17% never do.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Red Flag  81% reported problems during their last round of testing, and 11% say these were "major" or "complete failure" issues.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Team Effort  39% of IT decision-makers say they need to use more than one management system to handle all tasks.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?

Necessary Evil  63% of those using more than one system find this approach disruptive to their jobs.

Are Virtualization Plans a Recipe for Disaster?