Survey says: Users opt for appliance-based virtualization

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download: Storage magazine: Storage Products of the Year 2005:

If you're going to deploy block virtualization, the chances are pretty good that you'll go with an appliance rather than software on the array, switch or host. At least that's what storage managers who responded to TheInfoPro's Wave 6 Storage Study indicated. Host-based virtualization in particular seems to have fallen out of favor, with only 14% of respondents saying they plan to use it. And if you're curious about why storage professionals are considering virtualization, the reason cited by 61% of respondents is data migration, pure and simple. Other much-touted benefits of virtualization--better utilization, cost savings and easier provisioning--were cited by a minority of respondents.

Source: www.theinfopro.net

This was last published in February 2006

Dig Deeper on Storage market research reports

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchConvergedInfrastructure

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

Close