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Data centre managers adopt virtualization, server consolidation; face skills shortage

Symantec Corp. today announced the findings of its worldwide State of the Data Centre Research report, revealing th...


October 30, 2007  


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Symantec Corp. today announced the findings of its worldwide State of the Data Centre Research report, revealing that data centre managers are implementing virtualization and server consolidation strategies to manage the growing complexities in today’s data centre.

Symantec’s report suggests they face onerous and complicated challenges resulting from rapidly rising Service Level Agreements (SLAs), staffing difficulties, increasing expenditures and data centre growth.

According to research results:

* 65% of respondents report formal internal SLAs exist in their organization.

* 32% report service-level demands have rapidly increased.

* 51% report they have had more difficulty meeting service-level demands during the past two-year period.

The research suggests that ongoing data centre challenges such as complexity, heterogeneity and an ongoing skill shortage are driving the difficulty in meeting SLAs.