Desktop Virtualization Taking Off, but Physical Desktops to Stay: Survey

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DATE: 2011-06-16 | By Nathan Eddy

While many companies are adopting desktop virtualization, few are going completely virtual in the near-term.

Research conducted by Matrix42 at the 2011 Citrix Synergy San Francisco conference shows that desktop virtualization is finally being adopted by the mainstream market, with 59 percent of companies either in the process or planning to deploy within the next six months. Desktop virtualization initiatives are driven by a number of perceived benefits, but the biggest is reduced cost of management and support. 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.

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