DataCore Virtualization Survey
DataCore Software conducted its second annual survey in March 2012. This year, the State of the Private Cloud survey showed that storage-related challenges to virtualization and private cloud deployments are transitioning from being cost-centric, to performance- and availability-centric. This would seem to be consistent with a maturing industry segment – cost considerations are a major challenge early in projects, but as they move into production performance and availability issues rise to the forefront.
According to the survey, which polled 289 companies worldwide, 63.3 percent of respondents say they consider downtime and slow application performance to be their major storage-related concerns. This percentage is up from 35.7 percent in 2011, indicating that as more projects enter production, these issues are rising to the fore. Cost is still a major issue, but overall is declining as a major concern. Just over half (50.9 percent) consider rising storage costs to be a major problem (down 66.1 percent from 2011).
The State of Private Clouds and the Impact of Storage