Now 90 per cent of UK organisations plan to virtualise

Research conducted for the upcoming Storage Expo exhibition has revealed that 90 per cent of UK organisations have migrated – or are planning to migrate – to a virtualised IT environment.

When Storage Expo researchers asked more than 400 IT professionals ‘are your current system management and monitoring tools able to support virtualisation?’, 23 per cent  responded ‘yes, our current tools will enable us to keep access available’. A further 67 per cent responded in the affirmative to the question: ‘we are investing in new tools to enable us to manage virtualised infrastructure’.

According to Natalie Booth, event director with Storage Expo, these responses mean that 90 per cent of organisations polled for the survey are using or planning to use some form of virtualisation technology with their IT systems.

“Our research also found that, while security is holding back 30 per cent of organisations polled, the majority – that’s 60 per cent – plan to invest in new technology to tackle the security problems created by the migration to a virtual environment,” says Storage Expo event director Natalie Booth.

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