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Xangati Proves 2010 to be Watershed Year for VDI

Xangati, the first management solution to provide live, to-the-second visibility into all communications across both the virtual and physical worlds, today announced the results of its recently conducted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) survey. Of the most interesting foundational data, 66 percent of users polled believed 2010 to be the watershed year for VDI—with over 30 percent having already completed or in process of deployment, nearly 17 percent having pilots underway, and nearly 53 percent planning a pilot this year.

The VDI survey recently conducted by Xangati via a web survey tool and deployed to over 1,500 IT executives and virtualization gurus further revealed:

  • nearly 63 percent of respondents cited the ability to assess what is adversely affecting end-user experience as a critical expectation for a virtualization management solution; and,
  • over 55 percent of respondents wished they had more visibility into what was happening to identify where problems were in their VDI pilot.

“We too see the biggest virtualization trend in 2010 being the movement toward VDI,” said Alan Robin, CEO of Xangati. “And, to make any VDI deployment a success, a focus on managing end-user experience during pilots is required to ensure that early adopters are on board as the project moves to a broader audience. That is the precise point where virtualization management solutions like Xangati can play a central role, as Xangati is unique in providing live video-like visibility into any given VDI session anywhere across an enterprise to help identify and resolve performance issues right away.”

Additional survey data underscored the end-user as a lynchpin to a smooth VDI deployment:

  • over 83 percent of respondents cited end-user experience/satisfaction as the primary evaluation factor in determining the success of their VDI pilot;
  • nearly 68 percent of respondents ranked latency/user experience as the most important network consideration for VDI; and,
  • nearly 64 percent of respondents cited business/end-user resistance to giving up existing desktops as an obstacle to full-scale VDI deployment.

“Moving to a virtual desktop infrastructure brings another layer of management complexity if you want to ensure positive end-user experiences and their corresponding high levels of productivity,” continued Robin. “Xangati’s solution reflects the understanding that existing IT management headaches are compounded with the complex and dynamic environment of the virtualized world—and, fast resolution to performance issues can only be achieved with the end-user in the equation.”

To access the complete survey results, please go to http://www.xangati.com/appmonitor/vm/documents/VDISurveyResults.pdf

Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:58 PM by David Marshall
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