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Market Trends: VDI Demand Is Growing, but Not Everyone Will Be Successful

Published: 12 April 2017

ID: G00325320

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow , Nathan Hill


Organizations plan further expansion of their virtual desktop infrastructure through at least 2018, but adoption will vary by industry. Technology strategic planners looking to drive increased revenue and market share from VDI can use this research to identify the best segments to target.

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Market Trend

  • The VDI Opportunity Remains Selective but Is Growing
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Market Favors Solutions Linked to Vertical Use Cases
    • The Market Shows Growth Opportunity Across All Verticals
  • Buyer Trend
    • Organizations Are Revising Their Architectures
    • Licensing Remains an Obstacle to Further VDI Adoption
  • Regional Trend
    • Europe Will Remain a Hot Spot for VDI
  • Technology Trend
    • Desktop as a Service Is Emerging

Contrarian View

  • Should Modernization and Transformation of the Workspace Accelerate, These Trends Will Change
    • Passive Response
    • Active Response

Vendors to Watch

  • Citrix
  • Microsoft
  • VMware

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