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2011 Symantec Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey

2011 Symantec Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey Symantec’s 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey, which examined how organizations plan to move business critical initiatives to virtual and hybrid cloud environments, revealed that despite the perceived benefits, C-level executives are concerned due to challenges including reliability, security, availability and performance. Forty-four percent of CEOs and 46 percent of CFOs are cautious about moving these applications to hybrid/private clouds, and yet more than 75 percent of organizations are at least discussing deployment. Additionally, the survey shows disparities between expectations and reality as enterprises deploy these solutions – indicating organizations are still learning what these technologies are capable of and how to overcome the new challenges they bring with them.