New Survey by Visual One Intelligence Shows IT Teams Prioritizing Less VMware, More Cloud Efficiency

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The survey and accompanying "2024 IT Infrastructure Outlook" also identified correlations between observability & productivity as well as risks to employee satisfaction.

Dallas, TX (PRUnderground) May 8th, 2024

A new survey shows that IT infrastructure teams’ top priorities today are directly focused on reducing VMware dependency while moving on-prem workloads to the cloud – with greater cost efficiency than in the past.

The survey of 315 IT infrastructure & operations professionals in the United States, spanning across industries and organizational sizes, revealed that teams’ biggest priorities in 2024, in order, are reducing dependency on VMware, migrating from on-prem to cloud infrastructure, and reducing cloud costs.

Traditionally prioritized goals such as reducing downtime and, consolidating tools remained important but ranked lower on teams’ list of priorities.

“There is a growing focus on the ‘big fish’ of cost savings,” said Phil Godwin, President & COO of Visual One Intelligence™. With concerns about cloud costs now compounded by VMware cost jumps, “organizations have to prioritize anything that helps achieve long-term cost efficiencies.”

And as cloud, compute, and hybrid infrastructures get more complex, “streamlined observability will be more important than ever for finding and creating those cost efficiencies.”

To that end, the survey also revealed correlations between observability and productivity, showing statistically significant levels of productivity loss among respondents who reported spending too much time trying to collect and organize data.

Notably, spending time on reactive / tactical work also correlated with role overload, whereas respondents with enough time to achieve what is expected in their role reported statistically significant levels of job satisfaction.

“Teams with less insights into their hybrid infrastructures seem to have less productivity, more stress, and less satisfaction,” said Godwin, “whereas more visibility leads to more success and satisfaction.”

Results remained steady across small-to-midsize organizations as well as enterprises, with midsize organizations (500-999 employees) showing the strongest correlations.

Visual One Intelligence™ – a SaaS solution specializing in hybrid infrastructure monitoring, forecasting, and optimization – conducted the third-party survey in December 2023.

You can view the full survey results in the 2024 IT Infrastructure Outlook here.

About Visual One Intelligence™

Visual One Intelligence™ surfaces interpretive insights and actionable recommendations for hybrid infrastructure professionals by helping identify and prevent risks, understand and remediate existing problems, enhance operational efficiency, and optimize asset ROI.

By consolidating independent data elements into unified metrics, Visual One’s platform correlates and interprets hybrid infrastructure data to illuminate cost-saving and operations-sustaining details that otherwise stay hidden.

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