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This global market research report presents an analysis of the top vendors in the VDI market, including Citrix, Huawei, Microsoft, and VMware. It also segments the global market space by new software licenses and services (new software licenses and services), application (on-premise and cloud-based VDI), end-user (BFSI, education, healthcare, technology, government, and others), and geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).
Global market outlook for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
According to Technavio’s market research analyst, the global VDI market will exhibit promising growth and post a CAGR of over 11% by 2021. The preference for workplace flexibility and business agility is a key factor spurring this market’s growth over the forecast period. Globally, the IT environment is changing at a rapid pace, as are business needs and demands. As a result, enterprises have been compelled to continually evolve and streamline their processes to adapt to these changes. Most enterprises also prefer following a smooth workflow irrespective of hindrances, such as time zone barriers and changes in work locations. They also want to ensure access to official and confidential data through the personal devices of their workforce. VDI environment eliminates the need to manage thousands of individual systems and allows centralized management of resources in enterprise data centers or server rooms. Other benefits include higher flexibility, simplified backup operations, greater security control and compliance, faster problem resolving capabilities, rapid deployment of virtualized desktop, and application on-demand to any devices.
In terms of geography, the Americas currently dominates this market and is anticipated to retain its dominant market position by the end of 2020, owing to the growing adoption of smartphones and the increased need for better computing models. In this region, education and healthcare sectors, which were early adopters of virtualization solutions, are witnessing the augmented use of VDI solutions. This trend is likely to spread to other industry verticals like the BFSI and government sectors during the forecast period.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global VDI market is dominated by Citrix and VMware, whose products like Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon account for a major share of the overall market. Both of these vendors in the VDI market provide server virtualization and VDI software services. Additionally, to retain their market position, they have also partnered with several other infrastructure vendors, including HP, EMC, and Cisco Systems, to offer converged and hyper-converged infrastructure for deploying virtual desktops.
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Other prominent vendors analyzed in this market study are Atlantis Computing, Centerm, Cisco Systems, dinCloud, HP, IGEL Technology, LISTEQ, NComputing, NetApp, Pano Logic, Parallels, Red Hat, Stratodesk, and Verixo Technologies.
Segmentation by new software licenses and services and analysis of the VDI market
•New software licenses
By the end of 2016, the services segment is anticipated to dominate this market owing to the growing adoption of VDI by enterprises worldwide. Generally, a VDI solution is a combination of numerous components and services, which together form the infrastructure for computing. VDI services include deployment cost, annual maintenance cost, and license renewals. Due to the numerous benefits of VDI, organizations from across the globe are envisaged to adopt it on a larger scale.
Application-based segmentation and analysis of the VDI market
Technavio’s market research analyst has estimated that the cloud-based VDI application segment will witness the fastest growth during the forecast period owing to the recent shift towards cloud-based services for business operations. Furthermore, factors such as the increasing adoption of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) by enterprises will also have a positive effect on the growth of this market segment.
Key questions answered in the report include
•What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
•What are the key factors driving the global VDI market?
•What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global VDI market?
•What are the challenges to market growth?
•Who are the key vendors in the global VDI market?
•What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global VDI market?
•Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
•What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global VDI market?
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