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Majority of Enterprises Are Disappointed in Virtualization’s Cost Savings, CA Technologies Survey Reveals

ISLANDIA, N.Y. July 12, 2011

Nearly all (95 percent) respondents have implemented, are piloting, or plan to implement virtualization in their organization. A large majority cited reducing costs (85 percent) and increasing server utilization (84 percent) as the primary reasons to deploy virtualization. However, 63 percent of respondents stated that they have not experienced as much savings as expected, and five percent said the complexities of virtualization had actually introduced new costs.

Ian Watts

The Need for Automation

The survey shows there is a direct correlation between IT service automation in a virtualized environment and cost-savings. For example, 44 percent of survey respondents who said most of their server provisioning processes are automated report they have significantly reduced costs through virtualization. Conversely, 48 percent of those who said the complexities of virtualization have introduced new costs also said most of their server provisioning processes are manual.

Roger Pilc

A New Approach is Required

To become more efficient and to realize the full benefits from virtualization and cloud computing, IT organizations need to automate and integrate the physical and virtual server configuration, provisioning, monitoring, security, software patching and more across a heterogeneous enterprise. They need to reduce their reliance on manual processes, and implement tools and procedures that automate standard management and administrative tasks, as well as deliver consistent workload management. IT automation is needed to ease management across a variety of computing environments, including physical, virtual and cloud.

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