The Virtualization Data Protection Report 2013 builds upon the key findings from previous years to track the progress of enterprise-level organizations’ data protection strategies for their virtual environments. Where previous reports looked at broad trends around data protection before focusing more closely on specific techniques such as server replication, this year’s report investigates whether organizations are confident in data protection for their virtual environments. It identifies specific issues CIOs are having with their virtual environments and suggests some of the underlying causes behind this. In particular it highlights how capabilities, complexity and cost are still the key challenges for organizations wishing to consistently protect their most critical servers and the data they manage. Currently, 88% of CIOs are experiencing issues around capability, 84% around complexity and 87% around cost.