Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) refers to servers that enable access to a virtual desktop from any device. It delivers desktops and applications as virtual machines hosted in a data center or cloud. VDI overcomes hardware limitations and enables flexible management and data recovery through centralized deployment. Organizations opt for VDI as it reduces costs related to hardware maintenance, upgrade and replacement while enhancing security and operational efficiency.
The global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 12.72 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 22% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends
Increasing adoption of desktop virtualization technology is surging the VDI market growth. Desktop virtualization technology allows an organization to deliver virtual desktops and applications to users from centralized servers. It provides benefits such as enhanced security, easy deployment and management. Transition from physical desktops to virtual desktops is gaining popularity owing to the flexibility and agility offered by virtual desktop infrastructure. Organizations are focusing on desktop virtualization solutions to reduce costs related to hardware procurement and maintenance while ensuring scalability. Growing need to enhance operational efficiency and manage desktops centrally is propelling many enterprises to adopt virtual desktop infrastructure technology.
Strength: VDI allows for centralized maintenance and management of desktop infrastructure which reduces IT overhead costs. It provides mobility and flexibility for remote work.
Weakness: High upfront costs associated with deployment and licensing of VDI solutions. Transitioning from physical to virtual desktops requires investments in servers and storage. Performance issues can arise due to slow network connections.
Opportunity: Growing trend of bring your own device (BYOD) and work from home is driving the adoption of VDI. It enables centralized control of organization’s data and enhances security. Rise in virtualization will boost the VDI market.
Threats: Low bandwidth connectivity in some regions hampers the user experience of VDI. Alternative remote desktop solutions like desktop-as-a-service pose competition. Lack of compatibility issues between VDI solutions and legacy applications.
The global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Size is expected to witness high growth.
North America currently dominates the VDI market due to high penetration of advanced technologies and presence of major VDI vendors in the region. The region is expected to retain its leading position during the forecast period owing to rapid digitalization of workplaces.
Key players operating in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) are Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Linde plc, Praxair, Inc. (now part of Linde), Air Liquide S.A., Gazprom, RasGas (now part of Qatar Petroleum), ExxonMobil Corporation, Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., Iwatani Corporation, Messer Group GmbH. The market is witnessing considerable partnerships and collaborations among major players to expand their geographical footprint. For instance, in 2021, Citrix partnered with VMware to enhance their VDI solutions.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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