Datacentre managers define how their organisations are impacted by challenges of
BRACKNELL, UK, July 17, 2012 – LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI)
today announced the results of an exclusive survey of 412 European datacentre
managers designed to assess the performance challenges they face in their daily
datacentre activities. Significant in the findings was that while 93 percent of
the businesses surveyed acknowledge the criticality of optimising application performance
across their datacentres and networks, three-quarters of them do not feel they are
achieving required performance levels.
In the LSI survey, datacentre managers reported that the key inhibitors to adequate
application performance are network and storage access bottlenecks. These limits
are in many instances the result of massive data traffic increases challenging infrastructures,
limited by slower growing budgets; what LSI calls the Data Deluge Gap. This gap
is caused by network traffic and storage capacity needs growing more than 30% per
year while IT budgets and spending are growing at much slower rates of only 5 to
7 percent. As a result, today’s explosive data growth is outstripping the infrastructure
build-out required to support it, and datacentre managers are acutely feeling this
Highlights from the survey findings:
- 25 percent of datacentre managers report that sub-optimal application performance
leads to lost revenue.
- Two in five datacentre managers worry about the impact of application performance
on company competitiveness.
- Flash-based storage is of strong interest, but budget in this area is still low.
- 70 percent of datacentre managers say network and storage access challenges cause
their biggest performance issues, with transaction performance issues leading to
Datacentre managers showed strong interest in flash-based storage and understand
that solid state disks (SSDs) can accelerate application performance. However, the
survey revealed that nearly half don’t yet have budget allocated to the purchase
of SSDs and that perceived costs were cited as the biggest reason for many datacentre
managers holding back on their adoption of SSDs (92 percent). Datacentre managers
report that the top four business-critical applications are virtualisation tools,
Microsoft® Exchange, SQL Server® and Oracle® Applications.
“The survey reaffirms the need for strong performance improvements in datacentres
specifically around system intelligence and application acceleration given the growing
challenges of the Data Deluge,” said Tony Afshary, director of marketing, Accelerated
Solutions Division, LSI. “There is a strong return on investment possible through
the addition of intelligent silicon and flash-based storage in the datacenter, and
the survey shows a need for further collaboration between companies like ours and
the datacentre managers to fully understand and maximise these benefits.”
LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) designs semiconductors and software that accelerate
storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client computing.
Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance,
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