The 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey explores the goals,
attitudes, challenges and experiences of large enterprises around the world as they stand on the brink of moving business-critical applications to virtualized and hybrid cloud environments.
The survey highlighted topics including server, client, and storage virtualization, storage-as-a-service, and hybrid/private cloud technologies; and the results uncover disparities between expectations and reality as enterprises deploy these solutions. CEOs and CFOs are concerned with moving business-critical applications into virtual or cloud environments due to challenges including reliability, security, availability and performance. The survey is based on more than 3,700 respondents from 35 countries worldwide.
Symantec offers recommendations to help make the journey as smooth as possible:
Ensure alignment between IT and executives in virtualization and cloud initiatives.
Don’t operate in a silo when it comes to cloud computing.
Leverage and modernize your existing infrastructure.
Set realistic expectations and track your results.
Symantec V-Ray technology provides visibility into virtual and physical environments
Symantec is introducing Virtualization Ray (V-Ray): Visibility for Virtual environments. Just like a doctor’s X-Ray gives visibility to see what is inside, Symantec’s V-Ray allows companies to see what’s inside VMs so they can secure, protect, backup and recover virtual machines.
V-Ray visibility is delivered in ALL of Symantec’s products for virtual environments Learn more.