Practical Analysis: VDI Is An Enabler, But Not A Big Cost Saver

Uptake of virtual desktop infrastructure continues to be slow. Of the 430 business technology professionals who responded to our recent survey, only 16% have VDI in production, while the vast majority (61%) are in testing, pilot, or evaluation phases. It seems to hold that whenever a new technology is going to directly affect how end users function, its uptake will be slower than for technology that's used only by IT teams. But VDI adoption seems slow even when factoring in that consideration.

According to our survey, adoption should be a no-brainer. For those companies that already have VDI in production, more than 90% say their IT teams are satisfied or very satisfied with the technology, while 73% say their users are satisfied or very satisfied and another 18% say users are neutral. That's a pretty strong endorsement for any new technology, so what's slowing VDI adoption?

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
Alex Carroll