Why IT Can't Keep Up With I/O Demands
A significant number of tech professionals said the growth of input/output (I/O) demands is challenging their company's ability to cost-effectively keep up, according to a recent survey from Condusiv Technologies. The resulting "2017 I/O Performance Survey Results" reports that the majority of these IT pros said that I/O (the flow of communications, signals and data both received and sent by a computer) plays an important—if not vital—role in their jobs. However, the rapidly expanding I/O landscape is driving a difficult-to-satisfy need for more and more servers and/or storage hardware. For many organizations, the growth of I/O from apps is outpacing the useful lifecycle expected from their underlying storage architecture. In addition, there are performance concerns about apps running in their virtual environment, which prevents IT from being able to scale its virtualized infrastructure. The report also reveals which hypervisors and operating systems for virtual servers are most popular among tech workers, and we've included those findings here. More than 1,400 IT professionals took part in the research.