Data backup solutions and recovery speed were cited as major concerns for companies investing in virtual servers, according to a new survey. However, the adoption of virtualization technology is continuing to advance despite these problem areas. Virtualization promises lower power consumption and IT costs from maintenance and repair, and offers productivity benefits for employees.
Many Expect Virtualization to Run Smoothly
The survey found that these problems arise from businesses rushing into virtualization solutions expecting everything to work smoothly, shows GCN. However, not all services are equal, and server backup can operate very differently with various solutions. Data growth can also compound these problems. The explosion of information created adds pressure to already overburdened networks and IT professionals.
In order to overcome these challenges, a business has to invest in modernized backup and recovery software. Many companies move to virtual solutions because their physical solutions are outdated. But without modernizing data management before or during this adoption, those same issues will continue to occur in the new infrastructure as well.