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Market Trends: Desktop Virtualization, 2013

Published: 10 October 2013

ID: G00250895

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow


The "year of desktop virtualization" has been touted for almost a decade. In practical terms, technology and service providers need to cater to its varying market characteristics, which represent an array of technologies best suited to particular needs across industry and geographic boundaries.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • The Market Continues Evaluating Desktop Virtualization
    • The Market Continues to Explore SHVD
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Role of Desktop Virtualization in Client Computing Remains Confused
    • The Level of SHVD Deployment Is Increasing
  • Buyers Trend
    • Buyers Choose Citrix or VMware for SHVD — And Run It on vSphere
  • Regional and Industry Trends
    • Banks in EMEA Are the Most Likely Adopters (at Scale)

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