IT Challenges Haven't Changed - But Virtualization is Changing Everything - WatchGuard Infographic

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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: Ideba



Infographic created for WatchGuard, outlining the dynamics and trends related to virtualization, how to use virtualization strategically to gain a competitive edge, and the related security challenges.

IT CHALLENGES HAVEN’T CHANGED. BUT VIRTUALIZATION IS CHANGING EVERYTHING. It’s always the same—manage costs, streamline operations, meet growing demands. So how will you step up to the challenge? Many companies like yours are adopting virtualization to improve operational efficiency, decrease costs and reduce downtime. 25% of SMBs are virtualizing today realizing over 1/3 of their hardware being virtualized. STREAMLINED OPERATIONS BUSINESS CONTINUITY COST MANAGEMENT Storage, applications, people—they can all be demanding. That’s why it’s crucial to have the right systems set up and in place to handle demand. Downtime can happen at anytime. It’s your job to stop it by protecting your most critical applications and IT infrastructure. Virtualization increases IT services and reduces cost. 58% 67% 86% are reducing hardware costs. of SMB IT pros virtualize to improve continuity. 65% of SMB IT pros are streamlining their departments by virtualizaing core apps. 63% 62% virtualize to reclaim data center capacity. are moving infrastructure components to virtualized environments. 60% have seen ROI with 18% savings of SMBs that implemented virtual environments have increased the efficiency of their IT infrastructure. Virtualization is no longer just a bleeding edge technology. Based on the operational, performance and financial advantages, it’s a move your company can’t go without. VIRTUALIZATION IS THE RIGHT MOVE STRATEGICALLY. NOW MAKE IT HAPPEN EFFECTIVELY. Your new competitive advantage can be found in the IT department. CONTROL SECURITY Organizations that take control of their move towards virtualization successfully address these top challenges that IT departments face: TRAINING It doesn’t matter where you store information, it’s vital that your virtual environments are just as secure as your physical ones. Your IT department needs the proper support and education to make the move to virtualization. 37% Many businesses see training as the number one barrier to virtualization. time 41% compatibility $ $ $ 34% 31% funding tech support 60% of virtualized servers will be less secure than the physical servers they replace. 30% of businesses lack the necessary knowledge base. 30% training Virtualization will benefit every corner of your organization. Start with your IT department. EVERY COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR A COMPETITIVE EDGE. GET YOURS. SECURE WITH CONFIDENCE VISIBILITY IN SECURITY BE COST EFFECTIVE With XTMv, WatchGuard’s best in class security now protects virtual environments. Every system needs maintenance, but keeping virtualized environments up-to-date is critical in warding off potential threats. Financial gains can be viewed as dollars and cents. Or you can look at them through the lens of improved reliability, efficiency and speed to market. WatchGuard XTM gives you real-time visibility into your network, so you can monitor systems and take immediate action. According to Info-Tech Value Score™ WatchGuard is the undisputed category leader in security. $ $ $ XTM appliances deliver the best price-performance in the industry. 65+ Report Manager gives you instant access to over 65 predefined reports complete with an intuitive user interface, plain language, easy-to-read graphics and more. Support subscriptions as flexible as your budget with 1-year or 3-year contracts. Virtualization is changing the way business is done. WatchGuard XTMv is changing the way you protect it. Sources: CDW SMB Virtualization Roadmap Forrester, The Business Value of Virtualization Spiceworks, Voice of IT: The State of SMB IT 2H 2011 WatchGuard Product Matrix

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