55% of Organizations Using Hybrid Storage Systems, 2% Entirely All-Flash Data Center

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.04.24
Source URL: http://www.storagenewsletter.com/2017/04/24/55-of-organizations-using-hybrid-storage-systems-2-entirely-all-flash-data-center/

Organizations are adopting more virtualized workloads and flash storage in hybrid data center environments, according to the 2017 State of Storage in Virtualization report released by ActualTech Media LLC and Tegile Systems, Inc.

This and other findings from the survey suggest the increase in popularity of both virtualization and hybrid storage are inspired by a need for greater automation, reliability and faster access when it comes to business data and applications.

Modern enterprises need data center infrastructure that can evolve at the pace of their business,” said Scott D. Lowe, partner and cofounder, ActualTech Media. “For the second year in a row, this study has highlighted the immense role that both virtualization and hybrid storage play in moving enterprises’ IT strategies into the future.”

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Dropbox and Cloud Storage Don’t Reign Supreme. Implementation of cloud-based storage has been slower than expected, as virtualization continues to dominate the data center. In the context of file-sharing services for instance, enterprises prefer virtualization and retaining data in-house over cloud options.

  • 57% of respondents have virtualized their file sharing services but have retained them in-house as opposed to adopting cloud-based software.
  • Organizations are virtualizing other enterprise applications as well, including SQL Server (71%), Exchange (50%) and SharePoint (44%).
  • 27% of organizations run nearly fully virtualized data center environment, up from 19% a year ago.

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