ESG: Server virtualization drives storage use

Survey shows virtualized servers are to storage what salted peanuts are to an ice cold drink

Dave Simpson at InfoStor reported on Enterprise Strategy Group’s recent survey on server virtualization.  They explored how this new technology is affecting storage plans and practices.  Results:

  • Over half of respondents saw storage volume increase due to server virtualization
  • Only 7% saw storage volume decreasing
  • Network storage performance was a bigger server virtualization concern than storage cost
  • Half of respondents use multiple storage technologies for their virtual server environment (#1: FC SAN)

Server virtualization is a leading indicator for storage

A clear lesson here is that server virtualization adopters are fertile ground for storage solutions.  

How aware are you of your customer’s virtual plans? 

How familiar are you with server virtualization-friendly storage solutions like Compellent?

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2 responses to “ESG: Server virtualization drives storage use

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  2. Pingback: Why there’s no end in sight to storage growth - part 1 « Storage Effect

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