One of the things I continuously heard from a decent number of people during VMworld is that they are constantly running after the technology.
I actually put out a question on Twitter with the following poll:
How many of you are still running ESXi 4.X in your environment?
The results were actually a confirmation of what I heard at the show. Over 70% of those who replied said they were running the previous version. In fact there were a few who actually said they still had customers or knew customers who were still running on 3.X!! (heaven forbid)
The obvious question that might come out of this is why? Why are people still running on older versions? Why not upgrade to the latest and greatest? The incentive is so compelling, the new features that are added with each new version are so enticing - it should actually be hard to resist! And it is!
I guess that is what any software vendor would like. Use the new version, we have fixed up the bugs. We have listened to our customers, improved based upon the client's feedback, added the latest and greatest
- How often do you upgrade your storage?
- When was the last time you upgraded your storage firmware to a new major version, or a minor one for that matter?
- When did you flash the IOS on your Cisco switches to a new major version?
- Would you do it once a year?
- Once every two?