The Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market size is expected to reach $44.8 billion by 2030, rising at a market growth of 15.8% CAGR during the forecast period.
The need for virtualized desktops in the education sector is increasing due to the significant challenges that students are experiencing in their learning and teaching. Thus, the education segment captured $822.9 million revenue in the market in 2022. These desktops help educational institutions reduce the communication gap between students and teachers by enabling remote access. Additionally, as more universities use DaaS to build new virtual learning labs, greater opportunities will arise for the market to flourish.
The major strategies followed by the market participants are Partnerships as the key developmental strategy to keep pace with the changing demands of end users. For instance, In February, 2022, Cisco formed a partnership with Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, to offer the best Managed SD-WAN solution to its enterprise customers. Additionally, In June, 2023, Hewlett Packard Enterprise collaborated with Applied Digital Corporation, to provide its powerful, energy-efficient supercomputers which are proven to support large-scale AI through Applied Digital’s AI cloud service.
Based on the Analysis presented in the KBV Cardinal matrix; Microsoft Corporation is the forerunners in the Market. In April, 2022 Microsoft extended its partnership with Citrix, to offer their customers a secure, compatible, and better workspace experience and it also helps to modernize their applications. Companies such as Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., VMware, Inc. are some of the key innovators in the Market.
Market Growth Factors
Rising demand for increasing employee productivity
Organizations urgently need to guarantee that employees have seamless access to operations data round-the-clock to maintain productivity, given the unexpected rise in remote working employees across most business sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, businesses must ensure employees have the same computing experience anywhere they go throughout the periods. Also, VDI clients permit employees to access specialized workplace software that they typically cannot access from their homes and offer a richer desktop experience than a standard mobile device. These elements encourage the growth of virtual desktop infrastructure solutions during this time.
Solutions for virtual desktop infrastructure provide enhanced data security
With the increasing importance of cyber threats and data breaches, information security is one of the top issues for businesses and organizations. For instance, the 2022 Internet Crime Report created by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), published on March 22, 2023, stated that the reported complaints amounted to losses exceeding $10.3 billion. While the complaints fell by 5%, the financial losses increased by 49%. In addition, companies are vulnerable to various attacks, including targeted hacking, sophisticated phishing campaigns, theft of intellectual property, and infection of corporate networks with intellectual property malware. The rapid acceptance of virtual desktop infrastructure solutions and the expansion of the market are both fueled by the high level of security provided by these solutions.
Market Restraining Factors
Negative impacts of infrastructure bottlenecks
Enterprises face IT infrastructure restrictions while running numerous virtual/images simultaneously, which lowers productivity because of an extended latency period and a decreased input/output per second (IOPS) throughput. The virtual desktop hosting servers must have sufficient CPU, memory, and GPU resources to handle the concurrent demands of many desktop instances. Application crashes, slow desktop performance, and user frustration can all be caused by a lack of resources. Enterprises are dealing with problems including delayed website access, cyberattacks, website traffic overload, etc. These infrastructure problems may hamper the development of the market throughout the forecast period.
Offering Outlook
By offering, the market is segmented into solution and services. The services segment acquired a substantial revenue share in the market in 2022. This is an outcome of large enterprises using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) services to optimize their IT infrastructure and distant operations requirements. Additionally, it is anticipated that rising desktop device demand in the contemporary business environment will boost the expansion of the segment.
Organization Size Outlook
On the basis of organization size, the market is classified into large enterprises and SMBs. In 2022, the large enterprises segment generated the highest revenue share in the market. Large enterprises have significant demand for VDI solution and services due to their complex, extensive operations, prevalence of the remote work culture, and rapid adoption of cutting-edge technologies. Data security is critical for large enterprises. VDI improves security by storing data and applications in the data center rather than on endpoint devices.
Deployment Type Outlook
Based on deployment model, the market is bifurcated into on-premise and cloud. In 2022, the cloud segment covered a considerable revenue share in the market. Cloud-based VDI is in huge demand compared to on-premise virtual desktop infrastructure. The cloud-based VDI systems are in more demand because these are less expensive and have a strong network infrastructure in developed countries. In order to reduce the risk of a cyberattack, cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure manufacturers are also focusing on developing a high-level security patch.
Vertical Outlook
By vertical, the market is categorized into IT & telecom, construction & manufacturing, BFSI, healthcare, government & public sector, retail, education, and others. The healthcare segment acquired a substantial revenue share in the market in 2022. VDI is essential to enabling secure and smooth access to patient data, medical records, and diagnostic applications as the healthcare sector undergoes a rapid digital transition.
Regional Outlook
Region-wise, the market is analysed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2022, the North America region dominated the market with the maximum revenue share. Due to numerous major corporations and the developing industrial sector, the regional market is booming. The market is also anticipated to expand because of the development of cloud computing and the expansion of VDI applications in the region’s consumer electronics, gaming, and entertainment sectors.
The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Amazon Web Services, Inc. (, Inc.), VMware, Inc., Intel Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd.), Evolve IP, LLC, Citrix Systems, Inc. (Cloud Software Group, Inc.) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Recent Strategies Deployed in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market
Acquisition & Mergers
Jul-2021: Microsoft Corporation signed an agreement to acquire CloudKnox, a digital platform for managing the entire identity privilege lifecycle across a hybrid cloud through an Activity-based Authorization model. This acquisition would enable organizations to keep a tight observation on their employees, who are doing an unusual activity or other otherized operations.
Partnerships, Collaborations & Agreements
Jul-2023: Intel teamed up with Ericsson, a networking and telecommunications company. Through this collaboration, both companies aimed to enable communications service providers to increase network capacity and energy efficiency by optimizing 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel vRAN Boost for Ericsson’s Cloud RAN (radio access network) solutions.
Jun-2023: Hewlett Packard Enterprise collaborated with Applied Digital Corporation, a designer, builder, and operator of next-generation digital infrastructure which is developed for High-Performance Computing applications. Through this collaboration, HPE would provide its powerful, energy-efficient supercomputers which are proven to support large-scale AI through Applied Digital’s AI cloud service.
Feb-2023: Cisco came into collaboration with Stc, a technology company that offers digital services in various categories telecommunications Broadband Services, and Internet Services. With this collaboration, the company would enable the formation of advanced secure, agile digital services and innovation. Stc’s cloud data platform along with Cisco’s Telco Cloud infrastructure would offer the environment to the customers and enterprises with better management and operational capabilities.
Sep-2022: Citrix joined hands with Kyndryl, a leading technology provider that builds, manages, and designs large-scale information systems. This Collaboration will help to improve the workplace and productivity of the employees by adapting the required hybrid technologies. Both companies provide the framework of flexible workplace remodeling including extensive desktop and application virtualization services, securely from any device or location.
Apr-2022: Microsoft extended its partnership with Citrix, a networks and cloud infrastructure company. Through this partnership, both companies would offer their customers a secure, compatible, and better workspace experience and it also helps to modernize their applications. Additionally, customers would be able to take benefit of the Multi-session capabilities of Windows 10, Hybrid cloud support, and Enhanced productivity.
Feb-2022: Cisco formed a partnership with Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, a leading telecommunication company in Indonesia that provides digital telecoms and internet services. Through this partnership, Cisco would offer its innovative technologies to Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison to offer the best Managed SD-WAN solution to its enterprise customers.
Feb-2022: Evolve IP, LLC partnered with Cisco, a US-based technology company. The partnership involves jointly developing a new unified communications solution, Evolve Anywhere, with Webex. Evolve Anywhere with Webex enables users to manage their special business requirements in today’s remote working environment.
Jun-2021: Hewlett Packard Enterprise came into partnership with Nutanix, a cloud software providing company that offers organizations a single platform to run apps and transfer data across clouds. This partnership aims to facilitate hybrid cloud and multi-cloud adoption by offering Nutanix Era, a database solution by combining with HPE ProLiant servers to enable customers to install database systems in a few minutes.
Jan-2021: Citrix signed a partnership with Cloud4C, an IT Transformation Services and Cloud Managed Services Provider company. With this partnership, both companies would offer enterprises highly secure desktop and mobile workforce capabilities to enhance the productivity and performance of their employees.
Jun-2020: Hewlett Packard Enterprise partnered with Wipro Limited, a global technology and business process services company. Both companies would provide hybrid cloud and infrastructure solutions as subscription-based service jointly that enables Customers fast track their digital transformation by reducing high investment costs while taking advantage of on-premises control and security.
Product Launch & Product Expansions
Sep-2022: Amazon introduced a new Amazon WorkSpaces Core, a completely managed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) that offers secure, Reliable, and cost-efficient VDI management solutions. Amazon WorkSpaces Core provides access to customers to switch from WorkSpaces Core VDI solutions to AWS and deploy advanced resources and infrastructure.
Aug-2022: VMware introduced multiple new features to its already existing Anywhere Workspace platform. The new features to be introduced are next-generation VMware Horizon Cloud, incorporating VMware Horizon and third-party managed and unmanaged devices in Workspace ONE UEM, adding platform breadth of support and depth of management in its UEM solution, etc
Jun-2022: VMware introduced new features to its already existing VMware Workspace ONE. The new features include improved update/patch management features for Windows OS devices, and Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense. Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense provides advanced mobile device security.
Nov-2020: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company unveiled HPE GreenLake cloud, a VDI cloud service. The launched product would further help organizations’ widening remote workforces and give essential business continuity.
Jan-2020: Evolve IP, LLC introduced Unified Workspace. The new workspace solution brings together hosted and SaaS application delivery, cloud desktops, and identify and access management. Unified Workspace enhances employee productivity by allowing employees to access all business applications from any device.
Scope of the Study
Market Segments covered in the Report:
By Offering

    • Solution
    • Services

By Organization Size

  • • Large Enterprises
    • Small & Medium Enterprises

By Deployment Type

  • • On-premise
    • Cloud-based

By Vertical

  • • IT & Telecom
    • BFSI
    • Healthcare
    • Government & Public Sector
    • Construction & Manufacturing
    • Retail
    • Education
    • Others

By Geography

  • • North America

o US
o Canada
o Mexico
o Rest of North America

  • • Europe

o Germany
o UK
o France
o Russia
o Spain
o Italy
o Rest of Europe

  • • Asia Pacific

o China
o Japan
o India
o South Korea
o Singapore
o Malaysia
o Rest of Asia Pacific

  • • LAMEA

o Brazil
o Argentina
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Nigeria
o Rest of LAMEA
Companies Profiled

  • • IBM Corporation
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    • Amazon Web Services, Inc. (, Inc.)
    • VMware, Inc.
    • Intel Corporation
    • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd.)
    • Evolve IP, LLC
    • Citrix Systems, Inc. (Cloud Software Group, Inc.)
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

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