Story image

Desktop virtualization market to surpass US$13b – APAC leading the way

19 Oct 17

A new report from MarketsandMarkets has a very positive forecast for the desktop virtualization market.

The market is expected to grow from US$7.83 billion in 2017 to $13.45 billion by 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 percent.

MarketsandMarkets asserts the numerous benefits offered by desktop virtualization solutions such as centralization of IT functions and increasing the productivity of employees are the primary drivers for the market.

In terms of regions, the Asia Pacific (APAC) desktop virtualization market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2022, with the growth characterized by the rapid adoption of virtual data infrastructure (VDI) in datacenters and BPO.

There are also an abundance of start-ups and emerging economies in the APAC region, namely, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand who are all witnessing rapid economic growth and possess a high potential for the adoption of desktop virtualization solutions.

The market has been segmented into three sectors; Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), and Remote Desktop Services (RDS).

Of these, DaaS is expected to grow at the highest rate from 2017 to 2022 with this growth characterized by its rising deployment in businesses that are migrating their workloads to the cloud.

Business data such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), HR, and payroll are also being shifted to cloud servers. Moreover, SMEs are increasingly deploying DaaS as it offers VDI solutions at a comparatively lower cost and with less complexity.

Based on vertical, the desktop virtualization market has been segmented into IT & telecom, BFSI, education, healthcare, government, retail & supply chain management (SCM), media & entertainment, manufacturing & automotive, and others (oil, energy, utility, travel, etc.).

Of these, the IT & telecom segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market and this can be attributed to the emergence of data centers that provide a fully virtualized software-defined data center architecture to this sector. These data center architectures include virtualizing networking, storage, and security to create virtual data centers.

Furthermore, organizations operating in the IT & telecom sector are significantly adopting desktop virtualization solutions to reduce excessive IT infrastructure cost and provide rapid deployment and innovative services.

The report also lists the 25 key vendors within the market, which includes Citrix Systems (US), VMware (US), NComputing (South Korea), Microsoft (US), Cisco Systems (US), Oracle (US), Red Hat (US), Evolve IP (US), Huawei Technologies (China), Ericom Software (US), HPE (US), and Parallels International (US).

Exclusive: Fileless malware driving uptake of behavioural analytics
Fileless malware often finds its way into organisations via web browsers (or in combination with other vectors such as infected USB drives).
Trust us, we’re Nvidia: GeForce RTX 20-series GPU preview
When I caught up with Brian Burke, Nvidia’s gaming tech PR guy, at PAX AUS in Melbourne, I didn’t hold back. I asked him why should Kiwis part with such a huge amount of money for something that, right now, doesn’t do a lot.
Dropbox strengthens security with raft of new partnerships
Integrations will keep customer content protected and secure with tools for controlling identity access, governing data, and managing devices.
Global Synnex AU and Marketo distribution partnership forged
Through this partnership, Synnex resellers are enabled to deploy the Marketo Engagement Platform within their businesses and to their customers.
When good tech goes bad - the challenge of complexity
Beautiful system tapestries have created confusing labyrinths that people have to navigate just to get their job done, wasting time and energy.
Aussie innovation lagging despite transformation buzz
24% of Australian IT professionals say that innovation is neither encouraged or rewarded at their company, according to an AppDynamics report.
Companies swamped by critical vulnerabilities – Tenable
Research has found enterprises identify 870 unique vulnerabilities on internal systems every day, on average, with over 100 of them being critical.
Gartner’s top 10 IoT tech trends
“CIOs who master innovative IoT trends have the opportunity to lead digital innovation in their business.”