Data Storage: Symantec's Storage Trends for 2011: Virtualization Remains King

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-12-13 Print this article Print
Symantecs Storage Trends for 2011: Virtualization Remains King

Symantecs Storage Trends for 2011: Virtualization Remains King

Edited by Chris Preimesberger
Virtualization has been one of the biggest IT efficiency trends during the last couple of years. And this movement will become even more significant in 2011. Companies of all sizes are benefiting with virtualization by reducing the number of servers in their environments to gain significant reductions in power consumption, carbon dioxide production and physical footprint. While virtualization decreases server costs and improves ROI, enterprises also are realizing that virtualization increases management attention—and indirectly, costs—due to the new complexity it introduces. While many companies believe the information and applications within their virtual infrastructure are protected, many IT administrators will discover the harsh reality that it is not.??íThe rapid adoption of virtualization through fragmented implementations that lack standardization will expose gaps in the security and backup procedures in virtual environments over the next year. Brian Dye, Symantec's vice president of product management, provided his company's views on these storage trends for 2011.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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