According to INAP’s survey research, only 25% of IT leaders could give their infrastructure an “A” grade.
Results of INAP’s second annual installment of the State of IT Infrastructure Management survey are published. 500 IT leaders and infrastructure managers were asked to assign a letter grade to evaluate their data center. Results show us most of the IT infrastructure management professionals say their infrastructure strategy deserves an above-average grade. With 56.3% of the respondents, the majority of the professionals gave their infrastructure a B. Only 25.2 percent of them gave their infrastructure strategies an A.
Most important factors
Results show us there are 4 important factors that distinguish A-graded infrastructure from the rest. Here are the factors correlated with high marks, factors regardless of company size:
- Off-premise migrators
- Colocation customers
- Cloud diversifiers
- Managed services super users
If we take a closer look at the other side, there are 2 common issues that cause lower grades. Those are:
- Infrastructures are not fully optimized with the applications being used
- Spending too much time to manage and maintain the infrastructure
According to the survey, 9 of 10 organizations with on-premise data centers are planning to move some of their workloads into the cloud within the next three years.