NetApp: The 2017 Storage Automation Report

How to use storage automation to realize benefits like enabling increased innovation, employee productivity and more flexible and agile infrastructure delivery? This Benchmark Report by NetApp combined the expertise of 250+ global IT professionals to find the right answers to that question. The report details the drivers behind storage automation, what tools and interfaces IT professionals are using, preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits, and the benefits realized by implementing storage automation.
Computer software companies had the highest response rate among responding industries (35% of all respondents). SaaS companies are using automation tools in order to stay competitive. They count on agile business development, testing and deployment because the market and their customers do not show any tolerance for slow, unavailable, or unresponsive solutions.

Key Findings (Extract):

VMware vRealize continues to be a prominent tool for storage automation, with Microsoft PowerShell usage drastically increasing among respondents.
Storage automation in Microsoft System Center, PowerShell, and VMware are the most popular initiatives considered for implementation in the next year. However, consideration of storage automation in containers will likely see the most growth.
IT professionals are increasingly choosing PowerShell tools for storage automation.
IT Professionals are already automating the addition of system capacity and policy creation for data protection.
Increasing employee productivity is the top driver behind storage automation.
Container engines are popular tools currently in use or in consideration for use among IT professionals.

Read the full 2017 Storage Automation Report by NetApp an learn how IT Professionals are utilizing and benefiting from automation of the storage layer.

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