Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-28-2013

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Old School  42% of storage capacities are in "traditional/classic" on-premise IT environments.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Moving On  33% are likely to move from traditional environments to either a virtualized-server or cloud environment within the next 24 months.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Growing Pains  77% of respondents say managing storage growth should emerge as a "pain point" for 2013-14.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Transitional Adjustment  31% say designing, deploying and managing storage in a virtualized server environment should emerge as a pain point.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Skills Gap, Part I  Only 35% of respondents think that at least half of their IT team members are capable of working with virtualization on storage needs.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Skills Gap, Part II  Only 12% think that at least half of their IT team members are capable of working within the cloud.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Top Time Demands for IT Storage Teams  Design-related duties: 14%Integration of storage infrastructure, databases and applications: 13%Backup recovery and archiving of information/data: 11%Storage provisioning: 10%Implementation management: 10%

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Knowledge Deficit  Only 16% say management has "strong" skills in data science and big data analytics.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Clueless in the Cloud  51% of organizations are weak on the design of storage infrastructure in the cloud, as well as cloud computing in general.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes

Virtually Non-Existent  36% of respondents are weak on storage virtualization.

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for IT Storage Changes