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Market Trends: Global Desktop Virtualization Providers Must Offer More Localized Solutions in China

Published: 19 September 2014

ID: G00254569

Analyst(s): Eileen He, Michael Warrilow


Global desktop virtualization software vendors have been successful in China with standardized offerings. Success in 2015 will require their product managers to have localized solutions to compete successfully with new Chinese competition.

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Market Trend

  • Local OEMs and SIs Are Accelerating the Pace to Partner With Global Software Vendors, and They're in the Transition to Become Solution Providers
  • Hardware OEMs and SIs Are Trying to Promote an End-to-End Desktop Cloud to Help Integrate Their Own Hardware and Performance Optimization Solutions
  • Huawei and Centerm Are Starting to Develop Components of Desktop Cloud Beyond Purely Repackaged Products From Citrix and VMware
  • Buyer Trend
    • Acceptance of End-to-End Desktop Cloud Solution Depends on Many Factors

Contrarian View

  • If Chinese Government Agencies Adopt Policies to Accept Foreign-Brand Technologies, Strategic Partnerships With Local Players and Product Localization Will Be Impacted

Vendors to Watch

  • Citrix
  • VMware
  • Huawei

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