For the last five years, Ruben Spruijt (@rspruijt) and Jeroen van de Kamp (@TheJeroen), two of the leading lights in the desktop and application virtualization market, have been working together on an independent R&D project, Virtual Reality Check (VRC). Together with Login VSI, they have published in-depth studies detailing the performance of application virtualization solutions and best practices for implementing them. Those they have examined use different hypervisors, Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office versions, and antivirus packages in server hosted desktop solutions. In doing so, Spruijt and van de Kamp have created one of the most valuable bodies of knowledge available to anyone looking to implement server-based computing and VDI systems.
In 2013, Project VRC released its first annual State of the VDI and SBC Union community survey (free download), which detailed the real-world use of SBC and VDI systems by more than 650 participants. In 2014, the number of participants doubled to 1,300, cementing Project VRC as a leading source of insight into the usage of desktop virtualization around the world. The survey covers both technical and functional questions in areas ranging from design goals and future plans to specifics such as which storage technology is used and how VMs are configured.
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 infrastructure and server-based computing. To do this, it needs your help again. I would like to ask everyone who is involved in building or maintaining VDI or SBC environments to take ten minutes to participate in this survey.
The success of the survey will be determined not only by the number of responses, but also by their quality. This has led Project VRC to the conclusion that it should refrain from giving away iPads or holding other prize draws for survey participants. Instead, Project VRC has opted for the following strategy: only survey participants will receive the exclusive overview report with all results immediately after the survey closes. Past Project VRC surveys have had very strong European representation (both Ruben and Jeroen are based in the Netherlands). It would be good to see greater participation from North America and the rest of the world, so if you are outside of Europe, it is doubly important that you take part.
The survey will close on February 15 of this year. I encourage you to participate and enjoy the official Project VRC State of the VDI and SBC Union 2015 survey!
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 2015 survey.