73% of IT Professionals Surveyed: Virtualization Introduces Management Challenges for Data Center

The recent survey reveals that IT professionals agree that virtualization introduces additional management challenges, impacting the smooth performance of IT operations.
June 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Evolven Software, supplier of the breakthrough change and configuration analytics solution for the modern data center and cloud, announced today survey results showing that a majority of IT professionals feel that today’s virtualization approaches adds configuration management challenges and impacts the smooth operations of modern data centers.  

The global survey was carried out by Evolven during a recent event conducted with Forrester Research, and the findings underscore the concerns of  IT professionals and illustrates the growing need for addressing IT configuration management processes and technology for virtualized infrastructure.

The surveyed audience included CIOs, IT Directors, Configuration Managers, Release Managers, System Operations Architects, and Change Managers from many Global 2000 organizations.

The attendees responded to the question: To what degree do you think virtualization introduces new management challenges? The participants could choose from the following response options with the results being:
13%    Extremely high, this is a totally new ball game, management wise 
60%    High, it requires adapting management practices and tools
8%            Not sure, we are mostly physical
15%    Low,  mostly the same, but there are some new aspects to focus on
4%            Very low,  managing a virtual environment doesn’t differ much from a physical one

“These reactions show that the implementation of virtualization in today’s production environments demands more support for dynamically changing environment architectures and configurations,” says Sasha Gilenson, CEO of Evolven, “this will require automated configuration management efforts that focus on control components.”

Evolven has taken a new approach to IT Operations and redefined configuration management for the modern data center and cloud. Evolven's groundbreaking Configuration Analytics solution takes on the dynamics and complexity of the modern data center and cloud, in a way that was never available before.

IT Operations and Infrastructure teams use Evolven to validate changes and releases to prevent downtime,  monitor and detect configuration drift to avert incidents,  investigate and identify incident root-cause to cut mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) , and  audit any changes made to improve processes and meet compliance requirements.

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About Evolven
Evolven delivers innovative configuration management solutions for the modern data center and cloud. Evolven’s Configuration Analytics solution enables companies to dramatically increase the stability of their IT environments, lower operating costs, reduce the risk of production outages and cut environment incident investigation time & effort.

Evolven is a privately held, venture backed company headquartered in the U.S., with presence in the US, Europe and the Middle East and a development center in Israel. Evolven's executive team and advisory board include world-renowned experts from the world of IT management and enterprise software.

Evolven's investors are leading venture capital firms Pitango Venture Capital and Index Ventures .
Source:Martin Perlin - Evolven.com
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Tags:Virtualization, It Operations, Configuration Management, Data Center, Change Management, Complexity, Dynamics
Industry:Computers, Technology, Software
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