LONDON, UK - 26 September
2011 - Only 47% of IT professionals in the UK feel that
their IT infrastructure provides the level of flexibility that is
required within their organisation according to a study
commissioned by storage and data management specialist, NetApp. The
study of 200 decision makers conducted by Vanson Bourne, found that
only 36% of respondents said that it was easy to add new
technologies to their existing infrastructure.
Restrictive legacy infrastructure is the most
limiting factor for 21% of respondents, with only 34% saying that
they can easily produce performance reports, despite 58% stating
that reporting is becoming more important for their roles.
Laurence James, UK Product, Alliances and
Solutions Marketing Manager at NetApp says: "The study indicates
that respondents require flexible infrastructures which can be
upgraded depending on future needs. IT departments require
agnostic storage systems which can easily integrate into their
existing hardware. Working with Coventry and Warwickshire IT
Collaborative (a shared IT service provider for the NHS), we have
been able to develop a flexible storage infrastructure solution
which has been successfully integrated to their existing
Richard Newham, Technical Services Manager,
Coventry and Warwickshire IT Collaborative says: "With NetApp I
have one supplier of all the technology, so I know exactly where to
go if we need expert help to develop or expand the system."
NetApp also provides a solution tool that
helps IT departments to measure, manage and quantify improvements
in speed and efficiency to their IT infrastructure. The Storage
Efficiency Calculator provides tools to assess and understand the
environment, calculate the estimated savings and report on changes.
This solution allows IT departments to set attainable and
actionable goals to manage their IT architecture. To find out how
you can measure the efficiency of your infrastructure, visit
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that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business
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