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  • 1. Program Study Topic: Virtualization Management -Global Results-

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  • This survey was conducted to determine the following:
    • Current and planned investment in virtualization technology
    • Importance of virtualizing various areas of the IT infrastructure
    • Success in virtualizing each area of the IT infrastructure
    • Ways in which organizations are using virtualization currently/18 months from now
    • Perceived maturity level of the virtualization market today
    • Importance of SOA and Web-based services in building effective virtual environments
    • Primary drivers behind virtualization initiatives
    • Length of time to deploy server virtualization solutions
    • Benefits experienced as a result of server virtualization initiatives
    • Challenges in managing the server virtualization environment
    • Importance of managing the virtual server environment as well as perceived success in this area
    • Importance of capabilities when managing the server virtualization environment
    • Standardization on one platform for server virtualization management and perceived importance of standardization
    • Expected utilization rates for virtual and physical server
    • Perceived ROI on current virtualization investments

Research Objectives 3.

  • This study was conducted among IT management at companies with an annual revenue of $250 million or more and investing or planning to invest in virtualization technology.
  • The survey was administered online. Each sample member received an email invitation containing a URL link to access the survey, which they could click on or paste into their browser. Non-U.S. surveys were programmed in the native language of each country.
  • The U.S. survey was completed among qualified members of the target audience. Non-U.S. surveys were completed among an international panel of IT professionals.
  • The U.S. study was conducted between October 11, 2007 and October 24, 2007. The non-U.S. portion was completed between November 6, 2007 and November 12, 2007. A total of 300 surveys were completed online in the following regions:
    • U.S. - 100 surveys
    • EMEA - 100 surveys: UK (50) and Germany (50)
    • APAC - 100 surveys: Australia (75) and Korea (25)
  • The margin of error for a sample of 300 is +/- 5.7 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

Methodology 4. Respondent Company Profile 5. Annual Revenue QS1: Please select the dollar amount that best represents the annual gross sales or revenues for your organization or enterprise (all plants, divisions, branches, parents, and subsidiaries worldwide).Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 Average annual revenue: Global = $14.4 billion U.S. = $16.0 billion EMEA = $12.3 billion APAC = $15.0 billion 6. Job Title Q19: Which of the following best describes your title within your organization? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 25% 29% 12% 22% IT-related management 9% 5% 10% 8% Other Professional 7% 4% 4% 5% Any non-IT corporate or business unit management 4% 2% 1% 2% Director/Manager IT Security 0% 5% 2% 2% CSO/CISO (Chief Security Officer/Chief Information Security Officer) 6% 1% 1% 3% VP Applications Development 4% 2% 2% 3% VP of Communications/Networking 6% 2% 3% 4% VP IT Security 6% 4% 2% 4% Director/Manager Communications/Networking 2% 4% 8% 5% Director/Manager Applications Development 3% 1% 11% 5% VP of IS/IT 2% 10% 12% 8% CIO/CTO 21% 12% 6% 13% Consultant/Systems Integrator 5% 19% 26% 17% Director/Manager IS/IT APAC EMEA U.S. Global 7. Number of Employees in Entire Organization Q20: Approximately how many people are employed in your entire organization or enterprise? (Please include all plants, divisions, branches, parents and subsidiaries worldwide.) Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 Average number of employees Global = 35,462 U.S. = 39,509 EMEA = 30,417 APAC = 36,459 8. Primary Industry Q21: Which of the following best describes your organizations industry or function? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 7% 2% 7% 5% Other 0% 1% 0% 0% Construction 1% 0% 1% 1% Real Estate/Legal Services 1% 0% 2% 1% Publishing Broadcast Advertising Public Relations (incl. Internet Publishing) 23% 25% 14% 21% IT/Computer: Integrators Data Processing Services Consulting Web Svcs 0% 2% 2% 1% Utilities: Electric Gas 2% 2% 1% 2% Manufacturer of Pharmaceutical Products 2% 3% 1% 2% Petroleum/Refining 2% 4% 1% 2% Business Services (other than IT/computer) 2% 6% 2% 3% Education 4% 5% 3% 4% Insurance 8% 2% 5% 5% Transportation: Land Sea or Air 5% 8% 5% 6% Telecommunications/Communication Carriers 5% 4% 9% 6% Health Care/Medical Services 9% 6% 4% 6% Wholesale or Retail Trade (including computer related) 5% 8% 8% 7% Government: Federal State Local (including military) 7% 14% 17% 13% Manufacturer of Other Products (non-pharmaceutical related) 17% 8% 18% 14% Financial Services APAC EMEA U.S. Global 9. Detailed Survey Findings 10. Investment in Virtualization Technology QS2: Is your company currently investing or does your company plan to invest in some form of virtualization technology? [Definitions were shown see Appendix] Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 11. Agreement with Statements About Server Virtualization Q1: Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements about server virtualization. Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 12. Importance of Virtualizing Areas of the Company Q2a: Please rate the importance of virtualizing each of the following areas at your company. [Definitions were shown see Appendix] Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 13. Success in Virtualizing Areas of the Company Q2b: Please rate your companys level of success in virtualizing each of these areas currently.[Definitions were shown see Appendix] Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 14. Mean Score Differential: Average Success in Virtualizingvs. Average Importance of Virtualizing Each AreaQ2a: Please rate the importance of virtualizing each of the following areas at your company. Q2b: Please rate your companys level of success in virtualizing each of these areas currently. Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 Success scale: 5=Extremely successful; 1= Not at all successful Importance scale: 5=Critical; 1= Not at all important Mean Score Differential = Average Success - Average Importance 8 7 5 4 6 3 2 1 Worldwide Importance Rank -0.11 0.14 0.10 0.05 I/O or network -0.27 0.13 -0.12 -0.07 Application grids 0.30 0.04 -0.12 -0.14 -0.25 -0.18 Mean Score Differential APAC 0.30 0.16 0.18 Files 0.26 -0.33 -0.04 Entire enterprise/datacenter -0.12 -0.45 -0.27 Storage 0.28 0.29 0.31 Desktop -0.11 -0.51 -0.25 Applications -0.35 -0.62 -0.39 Servers Mean Score Differential EMEA Mean Score Differential U.S. Mean Score Differential GLOBAL 15. Likelihood of Investing in Each Type ofTechnology in the Next 18 Months Q2c: How likely is it that your company will invest in each of the following over the next 18 months? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 16. Importance/Likelihood of Investing inVirtualization for Various Areas Worldwide Summary Q2a: Please rate the importance of virtualizing each of the following areas at your company. Q2b: Please rate your companys level of success in virtualizing each of these areas currently. Q2c: How likely is it that your company will invest in each of the following over the next 18 months? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 For the most part, investment plans reflect the importance of virtualizing each area. Respondents in APAC are most likely to indicate that the importance of virtualizing these areas exceeds planned investments. 17. How Companies are Using Virtualization Now Q3a: How is your company currently using virtualization? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 18. How Companies Plan to Use Virtualization 18 Months from Now Q3b: How do you expect your company will use virtualization 18 months from now? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 19. Mission-Critical Business Services tobe Used in a Virtualized Environment Q3c: Which of the following are classified as mission-critical business services at your company that you will be using in a virtualized environment? Base: Global 219; U.S. 78; EMEA 78; APAC 63 (among those using or planning to use virtualization in a pilot test or in production to support mission-critical services 20. Perceived Maturity Level of the Virtualization Market Q4: Regardless of where your company is at with regards to its own initiatives, how would you rate the maturity level of the virtualization market today? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 21. Importance of SOA and Web-based Servicesin Building Effective Virtual Environments Q5: In your opinion, how important are SOA and Web-based services in building effective virtual environments? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 22. Primary Drivers Behind Server Virtualization InitiativesQ6: What are the primary drivers behind your companys server virtualization initiatives? Base: Global 300; U.S. 100; EMEA 100; APAC - 100 23. Length of Time for Deployment of Server Virtu