XenApp migration survey

I received an interesting survey today in my Inbox and I wanted to share some of the questions with you and see where you all are right now in your environments:Question 1. how would you categorize your XenApp farm today?

I received an interesting survey today in my Inbox and I wanted to share some of the questions with you and see where you all are right now in your environments:

Question 1. how would you categorize your XenApp farm today?

  1. All or nearly all production XenApp servers are 32-bit
  2. Approximately 3 out of 4 XenApp servers are 32-bit
  3. About a 50/50 mix of the XenApp servers are 32-bit & 64-bit
  4. Only about 1 in 4 XenApp servers are still 32-bit - mostly 64-bit

Question 2. By the end of year 2009, which do you anticipate will be the dominant OS for XenApp?
(Rank Order: most to least dominant)

  1. Windows Server 2003 32-bit
  2. Windows Server 2003 64-bit
  3. Windows Server 2008 32-bit
  4. Windows Server 2008 64-bit

Question 3. By end of year 2009, what percentage the production XenApp servers will be running Windows Server 2008?

  1. Less than 10%
  2. 10 – 25%
  3. 25 – 50%
  4. More than 50%

Question 4. What do you think will be the driver for XenApp on Windows Server 2008?

  1. Improvements available in XenApp for Windows Server 2008
  2. Improvements in Windows Server 2008
  3. Hardware/OS migration
  4. Business and/or application requires Windows Server 2008
  5. Other:  Please explain

Question 5. In the next 12 – 18 months, do you anticipate an increase of XenApp 64-bit in production?

  1. Slight increase (25%) 
  2. Moderate increase (50%) 
  3. Significant increase (75%) 
  4. No change 
  5. Don’t know

Question 6. If you anticipate an increase of XenApp 64-bit, what do you think will be the key driver/motivation?

  1. Business needs 
  2. Increase in availability of 64-bit apps 
  3. Performance & scalability improvements 
  4. Part of a hardware & OS refresh schedule 
  5. Other (please specify)

Question 7. What is the challenge/blocker for you to migrate to XenApp on 64-bit today?

  1. Costs associated with hardware & OS upgrades 
  2. App compatibility issues or lack of 64-bit support with off-the-shelf commercial apps 
  3. App compatibility issues or lack of 64-bit support with custom/home-grown apps 
  4. Insufficient gain in scalability compared with existing 32-bit system 
  5. Other (please specify)

Question 8. What are your plans for 16-bit/legacy apps in your XenApp environments?

  1. Continue to run 16-bit applications on existing system even without vendor support 
  2. Continue to run 16-bit applications on existing system until end of vendor support 
  3. Rewrite as 32-bit or 64-bit applications 
  4. Rewrite as Web-based applications 
  5. We do not have 16-bit apps. 
  6. Other (please specify)

Question 9. Recently, there have been an increasing number of discussions on the Internet about the next release of Windows, code-named “Windows 7”. It’s likely that Microsoft will position Windows “7” as a release update to Vista and Windows Server 2008, and will likely be available in late 2009/early 2010. It’s also been stated that Windows “7” Server will be available in 64-bit only.

Do you believe companies planning to migrate to 64-bit Windows OS will skip Windows Server 2008 and migrate directly to Windows “7” instead?

  1. Strongly agree 
  2. Agree 
  3. Disagree 
  4. Strongly disagree 
  5. Don’t know

Respond to me in email (c1tr1xguru98 at gmail dot com) if you want or answer here.  I'd love to hear your responses.

 

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