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Zenoss Announces Webinar to Reveal Findings of the 2015 State of Converged Infrastructure Report

Third Annual Report Shares Insights on the Massive Transformation of the Data Center

AUSTIN, TX — November 5, 2015 — Zenoss Inc., the leader in unified IT monitoring and analytics software, today announced results and findings from its third annual global State of Converged Infrastructure survey. Zenoss will host a webinar to cover the key findings on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. CST.

The full report will be available for download to all webinar attendees but the live discussion will discuss the data center transformation that is underway, including:

  • What trends are driving adoption of Converged Infrastructure (CI)?
  • What commonalities exist between those companies having the greatest success in deploying CI?
  • How are companies structuring their IT workforce to best manage CI deployments?

"Our survey results revealed that organizations using converged infrastructures are failing to achieve full benefits by monitoring separate components instead of treating the CI as a coherent single product," said Kent Erickson, Technology Strategist at Zenoss. "Converged infrastructure solutions allow customers to purchase a data center with compute, storage, and network resources as a single, standard product. With 84 percent of all respondents using or planning to deploy CI, the technology has reached mainstream status for the way modern, elastic data centers need to be built."

The 2015 CI survey provides many additional insights into data center modernization, including:

  • In companies with more than 5,000 employees, only 8 percent are not using or considering CI.
  • Despite being pervasively adopted, the survey results indicate management software is lagging behind, with 63 percent of respondents indicating they manage their CI deployments by repurposing existing management tools designed for traditional infrastructure.
  • Astonishingly, 25 percent of companies who have deployed CI are dealing with seven or more tools to manage it.
  • Key drivers for CI deployments include projects for big data, infrastructure as a service, unified communications, and custom application development.

"The best business benefits reported come from organizations that automate their IT processes on top of a converged infrastructure foundation," reported Erickson. "Organizations focusing on a CI platform with automated provisioning tools are able to deploy applications in minutes instead of months. Zenoss customers benefit from standard integrations with each of the top seven commercial CI provisioning tools."

Survey Methodology

Zenoss polled 410 IT professionals from across the world to determine how technology leaders are leveraging CI to respond to business needs. This was up from 183 in 2014, including 151 who have already adopted CI within their IT environments and another 194 who were currently considering or planning for it. Thirty-two percent of these respondents come from organizations with more than 5,000 employees.

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About Zenoss:

Zenoss’ patented, agentless, and hyper-scalable IT monitoring technology is trusted by more than 35,000 organizations worldwide including Accenture, AT&T, BBC, CenturyLink, Cisco, Cognizant, HBO, Oracle, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, Verizon, VMware, and US Army. Named by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Cloud Companies and CEOs to Work for in 2015, Zenoss customers intelligently manage the complexity of hybrid cloud, converged, and disparate-vendor IT infrastructures. Visit www.zenoss.com for more information.

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