Fifth Annual State of the Network Global Study results
Network Instruments has published the results from its Fifth Annual State of the Network Global Study. The results suggest that IT teams are facing significant challenges from multiple forms of cloud computing, as well as substantially increased bandwidth demands.
Study highlights include:
74 percent of respondents indicated that their chief concern about cloud migration was ensuring corporate data security. The number is nearly double that of last year, and may be the primary reason for slowing cloud adoption by new organizations. Other top concerns included lack of accurate end-user experience monitoring and the bandwidth impact of cloud services.
Although challenging from a monitoring and visibility perspective, one-third of organizations indicated application availability increased as a result of cloud migration.
While video is clearly embraced, several cited challenges that could hinder wider adoption. Inadequate user knowledge and training was viewed as the largest concern in ensuring a positive video conference experience (53 percent). This was followed by difficulties allocating and monitoring bandwidth (47 percent), and a lack of tools to manage video performance (47 percent).
By the beginning of 2013, nearly one-quarter of respondents expect video to consume over half of their bandwidth.
The State of the Network Global Study results were based on responses by 163 network engineers, IT directors, and CIOs in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and South America. Responses were collected from October 22, 2011 to January 3, 2012.
•Date: 20th March 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity