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1Cloud Expectations Reality Don’t Match

76 percent of respondents who have implemented server virtualization said concern about performance was a large factor when it came to moving business-critical applications to virtualized servers.

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Of those who have implemented private or hybrid clouds, 72 percent said performance was a significant or extreme challenge.

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The smallest gap between expectation and realization was with the most mature technology –server virtualization, with a 4 percent gap between goals and reality.

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The difference between expectation and reality in storage virtualization was 33 percent.

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The difference between desktop/endpoint virtualization expectations and realization was 26 percent.

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Private storage-as-a-service saw the gap between expectations and realization at 37 percent.

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For private/hybrid cloud computing the difference between expectations and realization was 32 percent.

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At least 50 percent of respondents rely quite a bit or completely on outside service providers, whether those providers are vendors, resellers or managed service providers.