Tech Pro Research Survey Highlights on Microserver's Significance

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 3, 2014
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FREMONT, CA: 69 percent of the respondents to the online survey conducted by Tech Pro Research say that microservers are a significant innovation. The report asserts that organizations are showing their interest on microservers to address their specific needs, reports Teena Hammond of ZDNet.

The survey was conducted in February and March 2014 that had 167 respondents from companies of varying sizes across the globe. The intent was to get information on the influence of microservers in the organizations.

With respect to the 69 percent of respondents considering microservers as a significant innovation, companies with 249 or fewer employees topped the list with 75 percent acceptance. 74 percent of the companies with employee number fewer than 50, accepted the significance of microservers in  data centers. The survey also revealed that 66 percent of companies with 1000 or more employees believes that microservers are an important innovation. Regarding the planning and implementation of the microserver concepts, 33 percent of the respondents said they are currently evaluating microservers. 10 percent responded saying they are currently deploying microservers in test environments. 5 percent of the respondents said they are deploying in production environments while another 5 percent are currently deploying the technology in both test and production environments.

The other 47 percent simply have no plans to accommodate microservers in their organizations. The prominent reason cited by the respondents for declining to use microservers is that they prefer to use traditional servers. This notion was mentioned by 45 percent of respondents. I/O and performance limitations concerns regarding the microservers were raised by 28 percent of the respondents. 21 percent of the respondents showed their preference to the use of higher-end PCs. Another 21 percent of the respondents are not sure about the form factor’s performance under critical workloads. Supportability concerns were mentioned by 10 percent of the respondents and 5 percent of them considered security issues as the reason for not foraying into the microserver implementation.