Results of CIO Magazine's survey about Virtualization in 2008

CIO Magazine just published the results of a reader survey they conducted about virtualization in the enterprise in 2008. A few highlights: 92% of respondants are using virtualization somewhere in their companies.

CIO Magazine just published the results of a reader survey they conducted about virtualization in the enterprise in 2008.

A few highlights:

  • 92% of respondants are using virtualization somewhere in their companies.
  • 42% believe that the political / organizational challenges are harder than the technical challenges of virtualization.
  • 77% build a small, "quick win" project to prove the value of virtualization.
  • 73% prefer to build-out their virtualization systems in-house, without using external consultants.

One of the questions that really surprised me was about desktop virtualization. When asked about desktop virtualization:

  • Currently using virtual desktops: 25%
  • Will deploy within one year: 13%
  • Will deploy within one to three years: 21%
  • Will deploy within three to five years: 5%
  • No plans to use virtualized desktops: 37%

The 25% that is currently using virtual desktop really surprised me, although with Citrix "redefining" Presentation Server as a desktop virtualization solution, who knows how respondants interpreted that question?

The bottom line, though, is that people who have deployed virtualization solutions internally are happy about it. 85% said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied," and only 2% claimed that they were not satisfied.

Read the entire results over at CIO.com.

 

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I don't beleive in VDI/DDI or whatever the acronym of the day is of "Desktop Virtualization". Is it maybe DV, nah can´t be as it's allready taken.....
Good luck to you all adherants to this modernized "boot Windows 3.11 over the network"

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Agreed with this being a big area to entry. Most orgs I consult for have brought in VMWare from a datacenter point of view (server consolidation etc). Now that VDI is entering the play, giving up control and let others get involved is a tug of war about pure hypervisor teams vs hypervisor will become commodity over time and the delivery teams will just them to do what ever, even if that means multiple hypervisors
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"The 25% that is currently using virtual desktop really surprised me, although with Citrix redefining Presentation Server as a desktop virtualization solution..."

Given the title of the magazine alone, I suspect that many of the respondents know little about the technology in the first place.

But, since when has Citrix ever redefined Presentation Server as a "desktop virtualization solution"? And, with the impending release of XenDesktop, why would they? My experience with the platform goes back to WinFrame 1.7, and WinFrame/MetaFrame/Presentation Server has always been positioned as an "Application Delivery" solution (Check the description for Presentation Server on Citrix.com). Sure, you can "publish a desktop", but that was never how the product was positioned...

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