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Study reveals cloud and bandwidth demands challenging IT teams

Network Instruments, a network and application performance monitoring vendor, this week released its Fifth Annual State of the Network Global Study.


March 13, 2012  


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Network Instruments, a network and application performance monitoring vendor, this week released its Fifth Annual State of the Network Global Study.

“The results suggest a potential management storm as IT teams face significant monitoring challenges from multiple forms of cloud computing, as well as substantially increased bandwidth demands,” the company said.

Study Highlights

* Moving apps to the cloud: 60% anticipate half of their apps will run in the cloud within 12 months

* Video is mainstream: 70% will implement video conferencing within a year

* Bandwidth demand driven by video: 25% expect video will consume half of all bandwidth in 12 months

* Chief application challenge: 83% were most challenged by identifying the problem source

* Increased bandwidth demands: 33% expect bandwidth consumption to increase by more than 50% in next two years.

“While IT teams embrace cloud services and video conferencing as a way to increase cost savings and business flexibility, these technologies introduce new components and environments which make ensuring positive end-user experience all the more challenging,” said Brad Reinboldt, senior product manager of Network Instruments. “The reported lack of monitoring tools, quality metrics, and visibility create serious obstacles that prevent IT from effectively managing performance and jeopardize costly technology investments.”