State of the Network | 2010

IT Teams Lack Appropriate Tools to Manage Cloud and Virtual Networks

Key findings show a majority of companies are implementing new technologies, but lack appropriate tools to accurately manage performance.

Despite the monitoring challenges of these new network environments, 85 percent of respondents realized benefits by migrating to the cloud, including infrastructure cost reductions and increased application availability. Similarly, 80 percent achieved cost reductions through virtualizing resources.

“While network teams saw substantial benefits from cloud computing, virtualization, and unified communication initiatives, they are spending more time managing and troubleshooting related performance problems,” said Brad Reinboldt, Senior Product Manager of VIAVI Solutions.

Study Highlights:

Cloud coverage: Over half to implement cloud computing, slightly more lack appropriate tools to troubleshoot cloud problems, and 47 percent report improved app availability and lower infrastructure costs by moving to the cloud.

Top troubleshooting challenge: Eighty-five percent say it’s identifying the problem source.

Virtual blind spots: Thirty-five percent indicate troubleshooting abilities worsened after implementing virtualization.