Paper: State of the VDI and SBC union 2013

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, March 14th, 2013   |  

 

In October last year, virtualization.info reported on a Survey titled State of the VDI and SBC union hosted by Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC). The Survey has since then been filled in by more than 600 responders and now Project VRC has made the results available in a new paper titled: “State of the VDI and SBC union 2013“. The paper which contains 69 pages is available for download after registration on the Project VRC website.

 The paper covers all of the questions asked in the survey, and comes with the following main conclusions:

  • VDI market is still very early stage. Manageability and flexibility will fuel growth
  • VMware is the dominant hypervisor for VDI. This position will probably not change
  • Citrix XenDesktop is the dominant connection broker. VMware View strong second
  • The use of stateless VDI seems larger than most analyst projections
  • WAN optimization and Unified Communications are not widely used in VDI
  • HP is the dominant server for VDI workloads, Dell is strong second
  • Most infrastructures deploy 1vCPU per VM, while 2vCPU is a best practice
  • Antivirus is widely used with VDI, but usage of VDI optimized solutions is still rare
  • User Environment Management solutions are not widely used in VDI, Microsoft SCCM dominant as Client Management solution
  • The majority uses Windows 7 x64 as desktop VM. Which may cause performance sizing and application readiness problems.
  • Application Virtualization is used widely with VDI, Microsoft is dominant.
  • Storage use is still mostly central, established large vendors are still dominant here.
  • SBC market is very mature in comparison to VDI. Citrix XenApp is very dominant.
  • User experience/performance is the key innovation area for SBC/VDI adaption.

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