Organisations assigning machine specialists – as a result of adopting standard converged systems – are double the number of organisations actively adding specialists
Hyperconverged infrastructure represents the next evolutionary step of standard converged infrastructure. According to 451 Research, hyperconverged infrastructure is currently in use at 40% of organizations and the number is expected to rise substantially over the next two years.
Most of the organisations (74.4%) are currently using hyperconverged solutions in their core or central datacenters, signaling the transition of hyperconverged infrastructure is evolving from supportive, edge infrastructure into a primary component of today's IT organizations.
This dramatic rise of converged infrastructure is not just changing the technological identity of IT environments but it is also changing the personnel who manage the technology - the larger the enterprise, more prevalent the change. As per the research, 41.3% of very large enterprises (10,000 or more employees) in the latest survey plan to change their IT team layouts.
The survey results show that converged infrastructure is a catalyst of this ongoing IT team transformation. More than one-third (35.5%) of enterprises say they have added more virtual machine specialists. Organisations assign machine specialists – as a result of adopting standard converged systems – is double the number of organisations actively adding specialists in hardware-specific areas like servers, storage and networking etc.
Surprisingly, despite the increase in virtualization specialists, containers remain nascent in today's enterprises. More than half of survey respondents (50.7%) indicate that none of their servers run containers and another 22.3% are running containers on 10% or fewer of their x86 servers. 451 Research expects container adoption to rise moving forward as enterprises take advantage of their lightweight nature to ease entry into an agile, DevOps IT model. However, the rate of adoption will depend heavily on the ability to find adequate personnel to manage the technology