The results of a new survey from application performance management provider AppDynamics shows that despite all the hype around virtualization, most companies haven't yet virtualized their mission-critical applications.
Despite widely acknowledging the benefits of virtualization, most companies noted that they need more evidence that mission-critical applications will succeed in virtual environments. Roughly 80 percent had already deployed or planned to deploy virtualization for nonmission critical applications so there's no need to worry for the state of the market.
This does however bring up a few questions, namely, why is virtualization not being used for mission-critical applications?
According to the survey, there are three main areas of concern:
Internal versus external facing--Comfort with internal applications running virtualized but a perceived risk in running customer-facing systems in virtual environments People, performance and design questions--A lack of skills, questions about performance, and overall application architecture insert a level of risk Lack of confidence--Despite all of the obvious benefits, many are concerned their applications won't run as well in virtual environments
In a Q&A with CNET, AppDynamics CEO Jyoti Bansal further explained the survey results: … Read more