Veeam has released a survey, fielded by Vanson Bourne, an market research company which surveyed 253 CIOs from organizations across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France that employ more than 1,000 people and use VMware vSphere. The surveys topic is VMware Management with Enterprise Management Systems from the Big 5: Microsoft, HP, IBM, CA and BMC.
According to the survey the predominant management framework used in the enterprise today is Microsoft System Center (55 percent). This is followed IBM Tivoli (20 percent) and HP OpenView (11 percent).
- Preference to use existing management systems, not specialist tools: 80% of organizations are forced to rely on specialist tools to monitor and manage virtual servers, though they would prefer to extend the enterprise management frameworks already in place to manage the virtualized portion of their infrastructure.
- Single console for managing multiple hypervisors: 68% of CIOs would also prefer the ability to manage more than one hypervisor from a single console.
- Lack of visibility into virtual environment delays resolution of IT issues: 49% cite a lack of visibility into the virtual environment as a delay to IT problem resolution
- Ease of management is key to hypervisor selection: 48% of organizations are selecting a hypervisor based on ease of management instead of depth of functionality
- Difficulty managing virtual environments slowing down adoption: 45% of those surveyed stated that management concerns are actually slowing their adoption of virtualization.