According to a Quest Software survey, improving business agility, delivering cost savings, meeting increasingly demanding user expectations and managing the growing mobile workforce will be the top drivers of IT spending on virtualization initiatives in 2012.
More than half of the respondents surveyed revealed that at least 25 percent of their 2012 IT budgets will be allocated to virtualization projects across a broad range of critical initiatives, including backup and recovery, virtual desktops, network management, and performance and capacity management.
Quest Software surveyed 235 attendees of the 2011 VMworld events in Las Vegas and Copenhagen while its online survey asked respondents to provide insight into the status of their company's virtualization deployments across backup and recovery, desktop virtualization, performance monitoring, and capacity management, as well as their company's virtualization priorities for 2012.
“The results of this survey reinforce what we've been hearing from customers recently, that implementation of virtualization across servers and desktops has moved from proof of concept to production environments. As this has occurred, customers now fully realize the complexity involved with managing the overall environment,” said Carl Eberling, chief technology officer, Quest Software.