State of VDI and SBC union survey 2017

We’re back! The industry’s biggest (almost) annual survey has just started again. For a couple of years now one thing is clear: Many discussions in the VDI and SBC apace 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 these 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 and Mark Plettenberg 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’. The survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. The results will be reported in whitepapers that are free to download after registration. If that’s not enough we are also giving away 3 Amazon gift cards ($50,-) to randomly selected persons who complete the full survey.

The questions are comprehensive, and relevant to everyone building VDI and SBC environments. The aim of VDI Like a Pro is to repeat the survey at least once a year. This will allow us to see how our industry is changing in practice. The amount and quality of the responses will determine the success of the survey. This led us to the conclusion that we should stay away from giving away big prizes for survey participants (We do have some small ones). Instead, we opted for the following strategy: only survey participants will exclusively receive the complete report including all results.  Of course Project VRC will present and publish the findings of the survey publicly, but the full report with all results is only available when you participate.

The survey will be closed on the 31th of March this year. The complete survey report with all data will be sent to all participants exclusively when the first public summary reports are published.

We really hope you want to participate and become a VDI Rock star!