2019 Year of VDI Survey Results

 

You have spoken. 2019 is the Year of VDI!

Over 78% of all people that filled out the survey voted YES.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A blazing number of 2,321,025 virtual desktops have been deployed by the people who filled in the survey.

The following graph shows which technology was used by the VDI community:

69%VMware Horizon
53%Citrix XenDesktop/Virtual Desktops
14%Microsoft Azure
8%Amazon Workspaces
5%Nutanix/Frame
5%Others

(Dell vWorkspace, Workspot, 2X Parallels)

 

 

The number of DaaS and Cloud providers have grown in the past year. The following Pie Chart shows the ratio between On-Premises and Cloud desktops:

 

  • On-Premises

  • In the Public Cloud

  • In both

 

 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) and Remote Desktops Session Hosts (RDSH) kind-of fill in a similar use case: the urge for Application/Desktop Remoting. The following chart shows how many people from the survey have deployed VDI and RDSH:

 

94%VDI
67%RDSH

 

Years back, VDI was primarily used for specific use cases and verticals (like engineering and media). Nowadays, we see that it’s becoming more mainstream. The next chart shows the different verticals in which VDI has been deployed by the VDI community:

48%Financial
47%Healthcare
44%Education
40%Government
32%Commercial
31%Engineering
21%Non-Profit
19%Transportation
14%Legal
12%Media
7%Others

(Technology, Automotive and Logistics)

 

Applications are probably the main reason for organizations to move towards VDI. The following numbers present what type of applications have been deployed:

 

98%Office Apps

Office and Task Worker Apps

48%Development Suites

Java Developer Tools or Visual Studio Apps

46%CAD/CAM Apps

Designer Tools

41%Modern Web Apps

Modern Web-based Apps like Concur and Salesforce

26%Video Apps

Video Viewers or Editing Tools

19%WebGL Apps

WebGL-based apps

6%Other Apps

Apps like EMRs, Medical Software and Administration Apps

There could be different reasons why an organization would invest in a VDI. The following charts show the 6 most chosen reasons:

 

66%

Security

Securing the workplace

 

85%

Management

Simplifying management
37%

Costs

Reducing costs

 

55%

Availability

Increasing the uptime of the workplace
81%

Mobility

Work from any location

 

47%

Data Gravity

Moving desktops to the cloud, where the data lives

 

 

 

 

There are multiple ways to deploy a desktop. The most cost-efficient and management-friendly way is through non-persistent clones. The following infographic show the persistent vs non-persistent ratio (where red is non-persistent and black is persistent:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Since the release of Windows 10, an increase of the number of GPUs has been seen. The following charts display some information about the use of GPUs:

 

Are you using GPUs in your VDI?

 

  • No (40%)

  • Yes (60%)

Are those GPUs for mainstream Windows task users?

 

  • No (72%)

  • Yes (28%)

 

Most organizations have been focussing on the migration to Windows 10 for quite some time. The following pie chart shows the percentage of virtual desktops running on Windows 10:

  • Migrated to Windows 10

  • Still on other versions

Part of almost every Windows-based VDI deployment, is the Microsoft Office Suite. The following chart shows the versions that are deployed:

Office 2019

11%

Office 2016

88%

Office 2013

62%

Office 2010

37%

The VDI community is a knowledgable one. That knowledge is built through years of experience. The following donut shows how long the community has been working with VDI:

  • 0 to 2 years

  • 3 to 5 years

  • 6 to 9 years

  • 10+ years

 

The 2018 results are based on the input from 146 different people who filled out the survey who we would like to thank for their time to help create this community initiative.

 

Would you like to know more about The Year of VDI initiative or would you like to contribute? Are you missing information or do you have other great ideas? Feel free to reach out here.

 

Copyright: Johan van Amersfoort, https://vHojan.nl