Webcast: Symantec’s 2010 State of the Data Center Study
Now in its third year, Symantec’s 2010 State of the Data Center study is a yearly report that highlights trends regarding data centers in companies worldwide. Conducted by Applied Research, the 2010 survey is based on input from 1,780 data center managers in 26 countries in November 2009. For the first time since the report was introduced in 2006, Symantec found that mid-sized enterprises rather than large or small organizations are vanguards of the data center; they lead in new technology adoption, data center change, and focus on staffing. The report also noted that the most important initiatives for 2010 are security, backup and recovery, and continuous data protection. At the same time, the study also found that IT organizations continue to face ongoing, familiar challenges such as increased data center complexity, reduced or flat resources and budgets, and incomplete disaster recovery plans.
Presenter by: Sean Derrington, Director of Storage Management and High Availability