The 2015 Storage Automation Report

Written by:
Ashley Hemmen

Updated:
November 16, 2016

Topics
Automation

See how IT professionals from around the world are leveraging automation in the next generation data center in the 2015 Storage Automation Usage and Trends Report.

The report, conducted by independent research organization TechValidate and comprised of over 300 global IT professionals, details the drivers behind storage automation, what tools and interfaces IT professionals are using, preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits, and benefits realized by implementing storage automation.

The Storage Automation Usage and Trends Report revealed the following findings:

  • Storage automation is predominantly addressing immediate problems of today, and IT professionals have not yet significantly transitioned to tools that can accommodate next-generation strategies of IT deployment.
  • VMware, as the virtualization/hypervisor market share leader, unsurprisingly has a large contingent of organizations utilizing its tools for storage automation.
  • VMware vRealize being the most popular (42 percent), while Microsoft System Center (16 percent), OpenStack (15 percent), and Microsoft Powershell (15 percent) were fairly evenly split.
  • OpenStack, while not showing overwhelming usage currently, is notably being investigated or actively considered by many existing VMware, System Center and PowerShell users.
  • 26 percent of respondents and 51 percent of current VMware automation users indicate they are considering implementing OpenStack in the next year.
  • Containers, too, are poised to be a disruptive force to traditional, virtualized environments.
  • Containers, too, are poised to be a disruptive force to traditional, virtualized environments.

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