Just a quick post to give some background on the Gartner Data Center Conference that I am currently attending. During the opening comments and first keynote they took a few polls of the audience.
I think these are important --- to profile the average attendee and show real data about the industry. Here is what was covered so far:
Poll Question: What is the make up of your Data Center?
40% Mainframe, Linux, Unix, Windows
25% Unix, Linux, Windows
10% Mainfram, Unix, Windows
10% Unix, Windows
(I couldn't write fast enough to get the rest :) )
Poll Question: Do you have server consolidation projects?
1. No Plans -- 3%
2. Looking into it -- 17%
3. Project Under way -- 50%
4. Already completed a project, may do another -- 30%
Poll Question: How long have you worked in IT?
< 2 yrs: 1%
Poll Question: Do you have a long term strategy for Infrastructure and Operations?