The report forecasts the global virtual desktop infrastructure market to grow at a CAGR of 11.31% during the period 2016-2020.
One of latest trends in the market is cloud-based VDI for SMEs. In terms of cloud-based VDI, SMEs can deploy VDI solutions easily and can also pay for the service on a monthly basis. VMware has identified strong growth prospect in cloud-based VDI solutions. Also, Citrix is partnering with leading CSPs to offers its XenDekstop and XenApp through cloud platforms to increase the adoption of its cloud-based VDI solution among SMEs. VMware charges $35 per month per desktop and AWS partnering with Citrix offers its workspace solution starting at $21 per month per user. This reduction in VDI pricing and the inception of cloud-based VDI will continue to result in the increased adoption of VDI solutions worldwide.
According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is workplace flexibility and business agility. The VDI environment eliminates the need to manage thousands of individual systems and enables centralized management of resources in enterprise data centers or server rooms. Patches and software updates in VDI can be carried out in a centralized and simplified manner. 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.
Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is infrastructure bottlenecks. VDI involves running virtual images through a server, storage, and network infrastructure stored in an enterprise data center. A modern data center infrastructure supports multiple virtual machines that operate on a single server, where the dependency on high-performance or hyper-converged infrastructure is high.
Key Topics Covered:
PART 01: Executive summary
PART 02: Scope of the report
PART 03: Market research methodology
PART 04: Introduction
PART 05: Market landscape
PART 06: Market segmentation by new software licenses and services