Why Data Storage Issues Keep CIOs Up at Night

Why Data Storage Issues Keep CIOs Up at Night

Why Data Storage Issues Keep CIOs Up at NightWhy 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.

Under ReviewUnder Review

70% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said their company has reassessed its data storage approach and strategy within the past 12 months.

Growing PainsGrowing Pains

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.”

Budget BurdenBudget Burden

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.”

Cost ConsiderationCost Consideration

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.

Data Management and Storage PrioritiesData Management and Storage Priorities

Simplifying storage: 54%,
Reducing operating expenses: 48%,
Facilitating collaboration, innovation, flexibility: 45%,
Addressing performance concerns: 43%,
Increasing resilience: 40%

Most Common Storage Systems in PlaceMost Common Storage Systems in Place

Hybrid (flash and disk): 62%,
Disk: 61%,
Flash: 39%

Inquiring MindsInquiring Minds

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.

On the TableOn the Table

63% said their organization will “realistically” adopt an SDS approach within the next 12 months.

Scaled for SuccessScaled for Success

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.

Storage Solution FrustrationsStorage Solution Frustrations

Costs: 80%,
Performance issues: 74%,
Complexities: 71%,
Inability to support innovation and drive value: 68%,
Lack of agility or ability to support business changes: 68%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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