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Desktop virtualization is a virtualization technology, which is used to separate a computer desktop environment from physical computers by storing desktop in remote location server. Server virtualization has gained significant popularity among organizations to consolidate servers, however, desktop virtualization aid in reducing the complexity associated with deployment and maintenance of devices, which helps IT departments to reduce desktop maintenance cost. Due to various advantages such as cost saving, simplified management, security, flexibility, and increased productivity have led to increasing adoption of desktop application market globally. Trend of bring-your-own devices (BYOD) is a major factor for growth of the market. Employee satisfaction and retention, increased productivity, and cost saving are some of the advantages leading to demand for BYOD in various organizations. Furthermore, it aids in saving cost for enterprises, as employees utilize their own device and data, which reduces the organizations’ IT maintenance and purchasing expenses.

In addition to this, requirement of strong network and significant bandwidth are some of the major challenging factors hindering growth of the market. Virtual desktops are server-based and are delivered to end-users over the network. As the server goes down, it becomes difficult for the user to access their desktop. Moreover, virtual desktop requires significant bandwidth for providing flexible access to the user. For this, some organizations may need to make costly upgrades of network, storage, and server infrastructure before rolling out desktop virtualization.

Desktop-as-a-service segment is expected to grow with the highest CAGR in the forecast period.

Desktop-as-a-service segment is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Desktop-as-a-service is a virtual workspace that helps to bring desktop, applications, data, and IT services in a single cloud-based solution. Reduction in cost is the major advantage of this, which has accelerated growth of the desktop-as-a-service segment in the market. Moreover, due to various advantages such as easy deployment for data loss prevention and enhanced mobility have accelerated growth of this segment in the desktop virtualization market.

Small and mid-sized organization segment is projected to exhibit highest CAGR over the forecast period

Small and mid-sized organization segment is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Cost saving benefits is one of the major factors for growth of the segment in the market. Desktop virtualization aids in saving costs on hardware and therefore are increasingly being adopted by small and mid-sized organizations. Desktop virtualization reduces the need of full time IT department, which directly cuts labor costs as single desktop virtual desktop environment is accessed by all employees, which also reduces the expenses of software licensing.

Global Desktop Virtualization Market Taxonomy

On the basis of service type, the global desktop virtualization market is segmented into:

On the basis of organization size, the global desktop virtualization market is segmented into:

  • Small and Mid-size Organization
  • Large Organization

On the basis of verticals, the global desktop virtualization market is segmented into:

  • IT & Telecom
  • BFSI
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Retail & Supply Chain Management
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Manufacturing & Automotive
  • Others

On the basis of regions, the global desktop virtualization market is classified into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Global Desktop Virtualization Market: Regional Insights

On the basis of geography, the global desktop virtualization market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. North America held the dominant position in the market in 2017 and is projected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The U.S. and Canada are some of the major growth driver in the region. Availability of highly developed IT & telecom infrastructure and growing trend of adoption of advanced workspace virtualization solutions have led to growth of this market. Amazon Web Services, Inc, Citrix Systems, Inc., Microsoft, Oracle Corporation are some of the major US based companies.

Furthermore, Asia Pacific is projected to exhibit highest CAGR over the forecast period. India, China, and Japan are some of the major countries in the market in this region. Increasing number of SMEs or startups have accelerated growth of the market in this region. For instance: according to Indian Government Economic Survey, 2016, the country had over 19,000 technology-enabled startups. 

Global Desktop Virtualization Market: Key Players

Some of the major companies operating in the global desktop virtualization market are Cisco Systems, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., Ericom Software, Inc., Evolve IP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd , Microsoft, Ncomputing, Oracle Corporation, Parallels International, Red Hat, and VMware, Inc. 

Global Desktop Virtualization Market: Key Developments

  • In June 2018, Microsoft Corporation, the American multinational technology company, announced a launch of its new native desktop virtualization service “Hyper-V” for Windows 10 as part of an upcoming operating system.
  • In September 2018, VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced a launch of its newest versions of its VMware Workstation 15 and VMware Fusion 11 solutions in Personal Desktop Virtualization. New VMware Workstation REST API Enables Developers to Integrate with Third-Party Tools and Automate Development, Design & Testing Tasks and the VMware Fusion Platform Enhancements Include New Developer-Oriented Controls and User Interface Improvements.
  • In May 2017, Hive-IO, a cloud software company, announced the launch of its VDI 3.0 – a form of desktop virtualization software. This software aims to give companies looking to deploy or enhance their desktop virtualization a secure VDI 3.0 infrastructure.

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