Survey respondents shed light into specific areas of frustration around managing VMs - the overall takeaway being that less than 6% of those polled feel they have the right tools for managing their virtual environments. Among the top concerns, poor visibility into performance, difficulty in isolating root causes and increased administration time ranked high in the findings. Information gleaned from the survey supports the idea that although virtualization continues to rise in popularity among organizations, the ability to manage these environments is perceived as overwhelming.
"There has been a lot of talk around the value of virtualization and we can't argue that this area of technology opens up a whole new realm in terms of flexibility, cost savings and agility," said Daniel Heimlich, vice president at Netuitive. "The problem is that organizations started implementing VMs without first thinking about how they'll be able to manage them. Now we're starting to see a lot of questions being asked about how to do just that."