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Research: 2014 State of Storage

Research: 2014 State of Storage

Data stores are big, with 83% reporting 10% or better annual growth; 27% are wrangling 25% or more yearly increases. The main culprit: Enterprise databases and data warehouses. Yet money’s still tight, with 25% saying they lack the budget to meet demand, never mind optimize for performance and capacity.

 

Research: 2014 Application Consolidation Survey

Research: 2014 Application Consolidation Survey

More than half of companies have done app consolidation in the past year, and 45% still are managing duplicate apps. App consolidation’s benefits from lowered cost and complexity are easy to see, but it’s hard to get there because of employee resistance and lack of resources. IT organizations also must build credibility as they cut apps, since in 63% of companies app sprawl is caused in part by unmet needs. 

2014 Next-Gen WAN Survey

2014 Next-Gen WAN Survey

While 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more ­capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter ­vendors from Aryaka and Pertino to Cisco and Google, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide area connectivity.