Top Priority for 2011: Data Center Refresh, Consolidation

Fifty-one percent of data center managers and decision makers at large
organizations see technology refreshes as the top data center priority for
2011, according to a survey from IT infrastructure specialist SANpulse. This
finding highlights the fact that mean time to migrate (MTTM) is critical for
rapid adoption of new technologies and fast execution of these operations.

Next in importance is data center consolidation, which 41.5 percent of
respondents indicated is a top concern. Thirty-four percent of respondents
indicated the intent to migrate to a public or private cloud, while 32.7
percent expected to transition to a virtualized storage area network (SAN)
and 26.5 percent said that SAN optimization
or retiering is a priority. Twenty-one percent cited diversification of storage
hardware as a top priority.

The survey also asked participants to rank which projects on their 2011 IT
road map are expected to be the most challenging and difficult to deal with. Thirty-nine
percent responded that multidepartmental coordination is a top concern.
Thirty-five percent said server remediation, SAN
configuration errors, asset discovery and multidepartmental coordination are
all challenging issues.

For more, read the eWeek article: Data Center Consolidation Top Priority in 2011: Survey.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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