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Interop snapshot: Strong interest in virtualization, VoIP, and WAN optimization

Attendees at Interop in Las Vegas have signaled strong interest in VoIP, virtualization, and WAN optimization techn...


April 30, 2008  


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Attendees at Interop in Las Vegas have signaled strong interest in VoIP, virtualization, and WAN optimization technologies, according to a study released today by Network Instruments and NetQoS Inc.

The on-site survey of 117 network engineers and IT executives found:

* When asked which emerging technologies present the greatest monitoring challenges, most respondents (38%) identified virtualization, while 24% were concerned with Unified Communications, followed by MPLS (14%).

* More than 50% of respondents indicated that their organizations have deployed some virtualization technologies. This will increase to 79% within 12 months and 82% in two years. More than 41% of organizations do not currently run virtualization, and 9% were not sure what percentage of their organization’s applications, if any, run on virtual machines.

* VoIP adoption remains strong with 67% of organizations having implemented the technology on their network. Most respondents have implemented Cisco VoIP products, followed by Avaya and Microsoft.