xTigo study: Users evaluate the infrastructure management than complex difficult management of resources due to the increased complexity of the IT landscape of Cologne, may 18, 2009 – the introduction of virtual technologies leads to significant changes in the management of the IT infrastructure according to the company. A survey of xTigo Software AG according to the traditional management systems in the eyes of the users that are however only conditionally suitable. Then have 42 percent of the around 200 IT executives questioned believe that the use of virtual systems and applications produces higher expenses for the infrastructure management. This part applies to another 29 percent, while every eighth managers is based on similar conditions as in the past. 17 percent, still have no clear assessment. Concrete consequences for the infrastructure management through the virtualization solutions the company offers especially a difficult management of resources (70%) due to the higher complexity of the IT landscape. Similar to many (66 percent) problematize higher demands on the control and management of virtual infrastructure elements. More than half of the managers but also emphasize that compliance requirements can be more difficult to implement in a virtual world.
With the classical solutions for the management of the system, the consequences of virtualization technologies can be not managed according the most annual. Only a quarter of them believes that the tools for traditional architectures are completely sufficient. All others see considerable restrictions (38 percent) or at least substantial restrictions (15 percent). Every fifth company has come to any final opinion on the question whether the use of these technologies requires new or additional infrastructure tools. The promises of virtualization are so exciting, so clearly must be also noted, that it produces changes in the management of the architectural landscape”, says xTigo CEO Ingo Buck. Because the changed requirements on the management were not taken into account, the originally calculated savings and benefits of virtual environments could be gobbled up quickly by a greatly increased operating expenses. In addition, there would be new security and compliance risks, he warns.
Buck therefore recommends a process-oriented approach, care for a structured management and provisioning of virtual environments with the necessary transparency. The virtualization management via workflow causes a traceable at any time status, so that you remember in a few weeks, what what virtual environments provided who”, he explains. About xTigo Software AG, the xTigo Software AG is a German company based in Cologne, Germany. XTigo’s solutions help companies in the strategic use of IT and help in controlling the increasing complexity. You create lasting benefits and thus are an important component to display the value contribution of IT to the company as a whole.