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* 1. How do you characterize your role within your company?

* 2. What is your IT experience level?

* 3. Do you work in state, local, county, education or federal government for the U.S. military, or as a government contractor?

* 4. What IT areas do you manage? (check all that apply)

* 5. What is the size of your IT environment?

* 6. What percentage of your environment is virtualized?

* 7. Who do you think will be the most-trusted private cloud vendor?

* 8. What percentage of your key applications will be deployed on a private cloud next year?

* 9. What do you believe will see the biggest adoption in the coming year?

* 10. What hypervisor or virtualization vendors will you use in the next year for private cloud management? (check all that apply)

* 11. Do you plan to manage your different hypervisors discretely or in one combined tool?

* 12. What do you think will be the biggest private cloud management challenge?

* 13. Given Microsoft’s recent announcement of Hyper-V’s upcoming support of Live Migration without shared storage, what will be the importance of shared storage moving forward?

* 14. Due to the convergence of shared storage and virtualization, rank each statement by which is predicted to happen :

  Already seeing this Most likely Likely Not likely
Storage functionality will be absorbed into the hypervisor
Virtualization and Storage teams will merge in most cases
Virtualization and Storage teams will remain separate in most cases
Storage will be consumed as a service

* 15. Given IT’s changing role of creating and maintaining infrastructure vs. acting as more of an intermediary, do you plan to invest in the following business skills? (check all that apply)

* 16. How important is a holistic approach to managing physical and virtual networks, applications and storage as opposed to deployment of multiple point solutions?

* 17. In your own words, what do you predict for the private cloud?

* 18. Please supply your email address below if you would like to be entered to win one of the $50 Amazon gift cards.