Channel Advantage: Diverse Tech in the Data Center

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1 - Channel Advantage: Diverse Tech in the Data CenterChannel Advantage: Diverse Tech in the Data Center

Complexity has always been good to, and for, the channel. The days when solution providers could afford to specialize in a narrow segment of data center technologies are now long over.

2 - Use of Cloud Services to Deploy ApplicationsUse of Cloud Services to Deploy Applications

51% of companies now use IaaS, 22% said they use a PaaS environment and 20% said they use a SaaS platform.

3 - Time Spent Managing Cloud PlatformsTime Spent Managing Cloud Platforms

The average time spent using, monitoring or evaluating tools/solutions is 25.1 hours per week—of which just over 10 were spent on tuning infrastructure, 9.5 on remediation analysis and 5.5 on cloud application performance management.

4 - Noisy Neighbors in the CloudNoisy Neighbors in the Cloud

69% say they are aware of the noisy-neighbor problem created by virtual machines sharing the same infrastructure. Of those respondents, 82% say that they have a strategy to account for this.

5 - Container UseContainer Use

A full 84% of VMware users have a container deployment and management strategy. About half of companies with a strategy either emphasize container use (55%) or implement on bare-metal servers (50%).

6 - Performance Favorability RatingsPerformance Favorability Ratings

When it comes to performance, 66% had a favorable impression of VMware, 65% of OpenStack and 50% of Docker.

7 - Supporting Tools Favorability RatingsSupporting Tools Favorability Ratings

Docker has a 67% favorability rating, compared with 55% for OpenStack and 51% for VMware.

8 - Favorite Project to SupportFavorite Project to Support

Regarding respondents’ favorite project to support, Docker comes in at 38%, followed closely by VMware at 36%. OpenStack came in at 28%.

9 - Most Active CommunityMost Active Community

17% of respondents say Docker offers the most active community, while 15% said VMware does and 9% pointed to OpenStack.

Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight, Channel Insider and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.


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