Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 03-11-2013

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

More Data, More Servers  As the amount of data and the number of servers in their organizations increases, 68% of CIOs report that their backup and recovery tools are proving to be less effective.

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtual Vs. Physical Servers  Recovery times for virtual servers took about five hours, which is an improvement over the six hours of recovery time required with physical servers, according to CIOs.

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

One Hour Longer  Although virtual servers take less time to recover data than physical servers, it took only four hours to recover data in 2011. (Yes, recovery times have increased by one hour during the last year.)

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Expensive Downtime  The additional hour of recovery time is a major financial issue. CIOs report that every hour of downtime costs their organization $324,793, which means that each incident costs an average of $1.6 million.

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Locating Missing E-Mails   Trying to find an important e-mail after your servers are down? On average, CIOs report 14 hours of tech troubles before an e-mail can be recovered.

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Lost Data  Although most recoveries are performed without a hitch, one in six ends with data being lost and other problems.

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Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtual Increases  Currently, 51% of companies are using virtual servers. That figure is expected to increase to 63% next year.

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

What's Your Problem?  88% of CIOs say they are most likely to experience problems with data backup and recovery when using virtual servers. Another 87% of respondents report cost issues.

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

It’s Complicated  Although agent-based backup tools are popular, 77% of companies are experiencing problems with them. The main issue? Excessively complex management.

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems

Backup Tools in Flux  Given the troubles companies are having, it's no surprise that 58% of CIOs are planning to replace their backup tools with virtual servers by 2014.

Virtualization Gains Popularity Despite Problems