Virtualization offers both benefits and roadblocks, study says
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Data protection company Quantum Corporation recently announced that many organizations are virtualizing their environments and, as a result, find themselves confronting new issues.
Of the IT managers surveyed, nearly 90 percent said they encountered difficulty backing up their data in a virtualized environment. Another 41 percent said as a result of using virtualization technology, their companies have experienced a surge in data growth, while 24 percent had to re-engineer their infrastructure to meet this demand.
"The benefits of virtualization are well established, and more businesses are looking to extend these benefits to their environments," said Quantum senior vice president Robert Clark. "However, this survey shows that while organizations are adopting virtualization as part of their data center, they often run into unforeseen challenges with data protection."
More organizations are turning to virtualization to improve their IT infrastructure and lower their overall operating costs. To ensure companies get the most out of the technology, SYS-CON Media's Robert Eve has suggested that businesses educate their employees regarding virtualization best practices, as well as utilize SQL Server performance tuning to ensure the solution is working effectively.