They're back! The industry’s biggest annual survey originating from the Netherlands specifically targeting SBC and VDI has started again after a fallow year. Since the last Project VRC State of the SBC/VDI Union survey in 2015, many discussions in the End User Computing, VDI and SBC space are not just about performance best practices and product comparisons. With so many VDI and SBC deployments out there, the differences are huge. It is only logical to wonder how real-world VDI and SBC environments are used and how they are built, especially when you consider the rapidly changing VDI/SBC landscape. Since it’s driven as much by innovation as it is by marketing campaigns, there is a clear need to better understand what is out there.
The goal of the survey executed by Ruben Spruijt, CTO Atlantis Computing, and Mark Plettenberg, PM LoginVSI, is to share insights about usage, configuration and trends in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Server Based Computing industry. The ‘State of the VDI and SBC union’ survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. The results will be reported in a whitepaper that is free to download after registration.
If that's not enough the team are also giving away three (3) Amazon gift cards ($50) to randomly selected full survey completers.
The questions are comprehensive, and relevant to everyone building on-premises VDI and SBC, Desktop as a Service Cloud environments. The aim of the VDI Like a Pro movement is to repeat the survey at least once a year. This will allow professionals to see how the industry is changing in practice. The amount and quality of the responses will determine the success of the survey.
VDI like a Pro will present and publish the findings of the survey publicly, but the full report with all results will be made available only for the survey participants first.
So, if you participate you get first hand access and make this community effort a success.
The survey will be closed on the 5th of May 2017; the whitepaper and results will be available end of May. I'd encourage you to participate and like the VDI Rock star you are :)