Why Data Storage Issues Keep CIOs Up at Night
CIOs are concerned that ever-increasing data storage issues will stall digital transformation efforts. Find out how they’re responding to this challenge.
70% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said their company has reassessed its data storage approach and strategy within the past 12 months.
92% said they are concerned about how data growth may cause storage issues that will stall digital transformation initiatives, and 35% of them worry about this “to a great extent.”
92% of the respondents are concerned about managing growing storage costs as capacity requirements increase, with 41% of them worrying about this “to a great extent.”
60% said the scrutiny of data storage spend has increased in their organization over the past two years. On average, data storage accounts for 7% of global IT budgets.
Simplifying storage: 54%,
Reducing operating expenses: 48%,
Facilitating collaboration, innovation, flexibility: 45%,
Addressing performance concerns: 43%,
Increasing resilience: 40%
Hybrid (flash and disk): 62%,
Only 11% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said their company has adopted software-defined storage, but 95% said they are either very or quite interested in SDS.
63% said their organization will “realistically” adopt an SDS approach within the next 12 months.
96% of the respondents would like to increase business scalability as a result of deploying SDS, and 95% would like to boost time, performance, technical and cost scalability.
Performance issues: 74%,
Inability to support innovation and drive value: 68%,
Lack of agility or ability to support business changes: 68%