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  • Project VRC Survey Results are in – And the Survey says…

    I recently received the results of the Project VRC survey which surveys the current state of VDI/SBC environments to answer many questions.

    You can find out more about the Project VRC and its objectives here.

    I am allowed to publish two results from the Survey and I think some insights can be found based on the data that it gathers.

    And the Survey says…

    1. Persistent vs Non Persistent
    This is a topic that never seems to go away and has always been a debate. Many people see it as black and white where all should be either persistent or non persistent and that only one answer or method is correct. I won’t get into that debate (today) but here were the results of the survey as seen below.

    2.  The next topic is something near and dear to my heart and that is image management solutions like PVS, MCS, Linked clones etc.

    I wish I could share more but alas that is all for now. Keep an eye out for the full report to be released soon. Project VRC is a great initiative and as the amount of participants grow the data will only get richer so support it and fill out the survey every year and get others to do the same.

  • Time to participate in the Project VRC “State of the VDI and SBC union 2015” survey

    It is that time again, time to participate in the Project VRC “State of the VDI and SBC union 2015” survey. This has become an annual tradition for me and I always look forward to the results which give insights into where things are, where they are trending and how things have changed.

    About and who is VRC

    The independent R&D project ‘Virtual Reality Check’ (VRC) (www.projectvrc.com) was started in early 2009 by Ruben Spruijt (@rspruijt) and Jeroen van de Kamp (@thejeroen) and focuses on research in the desktop and application virtualization market. Several white papers with Login VSI (www.loginvsi.com) test results were published about the performance and best practices of different hypervisors, Microsoft Office versions, application virtualization solutions, Windows Operating Systems in server hosted desktop solutions and the impact of antivirus.

    History of the ‘State of the VDI and SBC Union’

     In 2013 and early 2014, Project VRC released the annual ‘State of the VDI and SBC union’ community survey (download for free at www.projectvrc.com/white-papers). Over 1300 people participated. The results of this independent and truly unique survey have provided many new insights into the usage of desktop virtualization around the world.

    This year’s  “State of the VDI and SBC union 2015” survey

    This year Project VRC would like to repeat this survey to see how our industry has changed and to take a look at the future of Virtual Desktop Infrastructures and Server Based Computing in 2015. To do this they need your help again. Everyone who is involved in building or maintaining VDI or SBC environments is invited to participate in this survey. Also if you participated in the previous two editions.

    The questions of this survey are both functional and technical and range from “What are the most important design goals set for this environment”, to “Which storage is used”, to “How are the VM’s configured”. The 2015 VRC survey will only take 10 minutes of your time.

    The success of the survey will be determined by the amount of the responses, but also by the quality of these responses. This led Project VRC to the conclusion that they should stay away from giving away iPads or other price draws for survey participants. Instead, they opted for the following strategy: only survey participants will receive the exclusive overview report with all results immediately after the survey closes.

    The survey will be closed February 15th this year. I really hope you want to participate and enjoy the official Project VRC “State of the VDI and SBC union 2015” survey!

    And now for the survey, your thoughts matter. These surveys are viewed by many industry professionals and the insights can impact thoughts and decisions. I encourage everyone to participate.

    Visit www.projectvrc.com/blog/23-project-vrc-state-of-the-vdi-and-sbc-union-2015-survey to fill out the Project Virtual Reality Check “State of the VDI and SBC Union 2014” survey.