If You Thought a Root Canal was Bad Consider Migrating to the Cloud, Survey Says
May 08, 2012
For those of you who have had a root canal, you might think this next statement is completely incredulous, but apparently more than one third of IT decision makers recently surveyed (38 percent) would rather sit in that uncomfortable chair in the dentist’s office having their mouth pumped with Novocain for a root canal than address network challenges associated with private and public cloud deployments.
And if you think a root canal is bad that same group would also rather complete their tax returns sans accountants and dig a ditch.
An international study which was recently conducted by Cisco (News - Alert) found that even though the role of cloud computing is growing significantly – thanks to its ability to deliver business applications – IT managers still cower at the thought of having to adopt cloud management strategies. The survey included participation from more than 1,300 IT decision markers in 13 countries.
One of the chief findings was that while two in five participants dread network challenges associated with private or public cloud deployments – dread, as in they would rather plop down in the dentist chair – nearly three quarters (73 percent) feel they are confident with enough information to begin cloud deployments. Moreover, 24 percent of IT decision makers said that will most likely see pigs flying and a unicorn before they see their company’s cloud migration starting and finishing over the next six months.
Some other startling findings were that more than one quarter (31 percent) said they could train for a marathon more quickly than they could migrate their company’s applications to the cloud; 76 percent predicted that their cloud applications are likely to be breached; and currently only five percent of IT decision makers have been able to migrate at least half of their total applications to the cloud.
While the survey touched about top infrastructure roadblocks to cloud migration, top choice of application for cloud migration and status of cloud application migration, and virtual desktop deployments among other things, the sentiment was the same across all categories – the prospect of private and public cloud deployment for the typical IT manager is extremely daunting.
Fortunately for those IT managers hoping to go the private cloud route, Adaptive Computing stands ready to help, offering a comprehensive cloud management solution. Adaptive Computing manages the world’s largest computing installations with its Moab self-optimizing cloud management and HPC workload management solutions.
The patented Moab multi-dimensional decision engine delivers policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate resources, allocate and manage services, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs, according to company officials. Its cloud management solution has been recognized with over 45 patents and over a decade of battle-tested performance resulting in a solid Fortune 500 and Top500 supercomputing customer base.
Recently, two universities announced that they have tapped Adaptive Computing’s Moab architecture to expand their HPC capabilities, the University of Warwick (News - Alert) and the University of Birmingham.
“We are pleased to be able to help our clients more efficiently utilize their HPC systems,” said Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “This is especially important in an academic environment, where the ability to schedule more projects means important discoveries reach the world sooner.”
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli