Attendees at Interop in Las Vegas have signaled strong interest in VoIP, virtualization, and WAN optimization techn...
April 30, 2008
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.