State of the Data Center Research Report

IT departments struggle with complexity, disaster recovery issues.

Symantec: In it's third annual survey, Symantec found that:

  • Mid-sized enterprises are more likely to use cutting-edge technology.
  • One-third of all enterprises say staff productivity is hampered by too many applications.
  • Security, backup and recovery, and continuous data protection are the most important initiatives in 2010, ahead of virtualization.
  • Staffing and budgets remain tight with half of all enterprises reporting they are somewhat/extremely understaffed.
  • One-third of disaster recovery plans are undocumented or need work.
  • Virtual machine protection continues to be a focus for enterprises, with 82 percent of enterprises considering virtual-machine technologies in 2010.

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