2011 is the Year That Desktop Virtualization is Taking Off, Finds Matrix42 Survey

By Matrix42, PRNE
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

LEHI, Utah, June 15, 2011 -

- However physical desktops
are not going away, meaning IT has to manage both

Mainstream adoption of desktop virtualization will finally
become a reality in 2011 with 59 percent of companies deploying
within the next six months, according to a new
of enterprise IT professionals conducted by

Matrix42 ( href="www.matrix42.com/">www.matrix42.com
), a leading supplier of
 solutions. However, IT
professionals will also face the reality of managing hybrid
virtual/physical desktop environments, which will increasingly
include users’ own devices. To read the full report, please
. Key takeaways include:

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Desktop virtualization is taking

  • Fifty-nine percent of companies are either in the process of,
    or plan on, deploying within the next six months.
  • Today, five percent of desktops are virtualized; by next year,
    this is expected to rise to 20 percent

But physical desktops are not going
away, a mix will be the new normal

  • Only four percent of companies expect to go completely
  • Fifty percent expect to support a mix of virtual and physical
    desktops indefinitely.

Reduced cost of management tops
benefits driving desktop virtualization adoption

  • Forty-two percent of respondents cited reduced cost of
    management and support as the biggest perceived benefit of desktop
  • More user flexibility and mobility was stated by 33
  • Improved availability and performance - 24 percent.
  • Twenty-two percent said hardware and software cost
  • Improved security and compliance - 22 percent.

“Bring your own device” (BYOD)
initiatives are popular but managing and securing multiple devices
creates extra challenges

  • Twenty-four percent of companies already support use of their
    employees’ own devices like smartphones and tablets in the
  • Thirty-eight percent are planning on it.

No to separate IT management tools

  • An overwhelming number of respondents (70 percent) confirmed
    their desire to use a single tool for managing both physical and
    virtual desktops rather than having to use separate solutions.

“2011 seems to be the year that businesses stop speculating
about virtualization and actually invest in it,” said Matrix42 CEO
Herbert Uhl. “Unfortunately, however, there won’t be a clear-cut
switch for most organizations. For the IT manager, the new
challenge will be managing a mix of physical and virtual desktops -
for the long run.”

Matrix42 surveyed 90 attendees at the Citrix Synergy 2011
conference in San Francisco, California in May, 2011. Analysis and
full survey results can be found at href="www.matrix42.com/downloads/survey-synergy">www.matrix42.com/downloads/survey-synergy.
Supplementary infographic available at href="www.flickr.com/photos/matrix42/5834049770/in/photostream/">

About Matrix42

Matrix42 is the leading
supplier for Workplace Management solutions. Matrix42 Workplace
Management enables the seamless management of physical and virtual
environments. It combines Client Lifecycle, Cloud, SaaS,
Virtualization and Service Management into a holistic solution
enabling users to have transparent access to their data and
services everywhere, from any virtual or physical device at any
time. Founded in 1992, Matrix42, with headquarters near Frankfurt,
, has been established in the dynamic IT market for almost
20 years. Over 3 million clients are managed by Matrix42 software
at more than 1,500 customers worldwide including market-leading
enterprises such as Infineon, Magna, Lufthansa Systems and
Puma and integrators like T-Systems, Raiffeisen IT, msg
systems and Bechtle.  In early 2008, Matrix42 became part of
the Asseco Group.  With over 8,000 employees and a market
capitalization of around 1.2 billion Euros, Asseco is one of the
largest European software companies.

Michelle Cormier of InkHouse for Matrix42, +1-781-791-4552, matrix42pr at inkhouse.net

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