Data Protection a Top Benefit of Virtualization, Survey Finds

Monday Dec 21st 2009 by Staff

IT managers at mid-size companies say that time savings on administrative tasks and application availability are key reasons for choosing virtualization.

eWeek: In a VMWare survey, 309 IT managers at mid-sized organizations in North America revealed the top benefits of virtualization. They pointed to time spent on routine IT administrative tasks (73 percent), application availability (71 percent), ability to respond to changing business needs (68 percent), backup and data protection (67 percent), business continuity preparedness (67 percent), and company profitability and growth rate (67 percent) as areas of significant improvement. The survey also revealed that 33 percent of data centers experienced a systems outage during the past year.
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