IT departments' 'lack of visibility' into virtualisation

Standard enterprise management tools are not providing the detailed view required

Nearly half (49 per cent) of firms that use virtualisation say they have delays in resolving IT problems because of a lack of visibility into their whole IT infrastructure, according to a survey.

45 per cent of respondents also said that the lack of visibility is slowing down their organisation's adoption of virtualisation.

The global survey of 253 CIOs, carried out by Vanson Bourne on behalf of VMware management solutions provider Veeam Software, also revealed widespread desire among the respondents for a single management tool that can provide visibility into both on-premise and virtualised systems. All those surveyed were users of VMware vSphere.

80 per cent of respondents who currently use specialist tools but would prefer to use traditional enterprise-wide management tools, said that they were not able to because the traditional tools did not give the required level of granularity for monitoring, managing and making changes to virtual infrastructure.

"They [traditional tools] don't provide any visibility or only very basic visibility because those frameworks were not built with virtualisation in mind," said Ratmir Timashev, CEO and president of Veeam.

"The virtual environment is much more dynamic and you have to plan for more capacity in advance, whereas in the physical world you have more time [to plan]."

45 per cent of respondents also said that the lack of visibility is slowing down their organisation's adoption of virtualisation.

Furthermore, respondents expressed a desire to be able to manage different virtualisation systems from the same dashboard.

71 per cent said they had difficulty doing so managing the VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors from a single console, while 68 per cent wanted a single dashboard for managing them both.

"The future of virtualisation must be about co-existence," Timashev said.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags VMwarevirtualizationVeeam Software

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Anh Nguyen

Unknown Publication
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Skywatcher Dobsonian 8″ Collapsible Telescope

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Whodunnit™ Duo-Scope MFL-007 Microscope Kit

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Logitech Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?