Desktop Virtualization Market

Desktop Virtualization Market

Desktop Virtualization Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Type (Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Other Types), Organization Size (Large Enterprises and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises), Offering (Service and Solution), Deployment Mode (Cloud and On-Premise), Desktop Delivery Platform, End User, Pricing Model and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22962

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $12.3 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $24.6 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Desktop Virtualization Market is accounted for $12.3 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $24.6 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 12.3% during the forecast period. Desktop virtualization is a software technology used to imitate a workstation environment and access desktop computers through a linked device that is either local to the user or located remotely. Client software that is installed on the endpoint is typically used to access virtual desktops, allowing users to interact and enter data using a local mouse, keyboard, Touchscreen, and other peripheral devices. This helps to improve both the security and effectiveness of the actions carried out while reducing the overall computing strain placed on local users.

According to an article published by Search Virtual Desktop Blogs, in March 2020, the global spending on virtual desktop infrastructure was $4.91 billion in the year 2019, which is anticipated to grow with an average of 14.4%, post the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Market Dynamics:


Cost savings to reduce economic pressure on enterprises

Businesses are being compelled to embrace enterprise solutions, which help to reduce IT spending and concentrate on core business areas, by the increasingly competitive market and economic pressure. Several small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), are transitioning from conventional desktop systems to virtual desktop workplaces in addition to large businesses. By giving workers a consistent and secure way to work from any location, VDI helps businesses cut back on the number of PCs and expensive hardware that need to maintain. As a result, desktop virtualization solutions will see widespread adoption in the coming years, since they enable organisations to cut expenditures on hardware and its upkeep.


System complexity and compatibility issues

Although desktop virtualization has many technological benefits, putting it into practise is a difficult task. A highly compatible infrastructure and software setup are necessary for creating many virtual desktop instances, and meeting these needs could be expensive, difficult, and need substantial preparation. Additionally, since all desktops and the operating system are virtually loaded and streamed across the network, virtual desktops demand a sizeable amount of network bandwidth. Therefore, system complexity and compatibility problems are preventing more desktop virtualization solutions from being employed.


Shift toward remote working and rise in the adoption of cloud computing

To increase the effectiveness and productivity of their employees, businesses are focused on remote working. The cost of IT infrastructure is reduced via remote working and cloud computing. The emergence of clouds as an infrastructure has made it possible to supply computing resources quickly as a utility in a dynamically scaled and virtual way. The use of desktop virtualization is driven by an increase in cloud adoption and an organisational preference for cloud-based desktop deployment.


Lack of skilled personnel

Desktop virtualization configuration and implementation are difficult processes since they include many intricacies and compatibility problems. Before implementing desktop virtualization solutions, it is necessary to assess the infrastructure requirements, including server size, network bandwidth, and workload. Sometimes, a user tries to implement a desktop virtualization solution on the existing infrastructure while making compromises regarding the necessary infrastructure configuration, which could further impair the performance of the implemented solution. In order to implement and reconfigure desktop virtualization solutions, manufacturers must train virtualization professionals that have up-to-date knowledge and a sufficient degree of abilities. Currently, there is a shortage of qualified workers on the market.

Covid-19 Impact

VDI, or virtual desktop infrastructure, is not a new idea. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made VDI a public issue, and 2020 has been the year that this technology gained widespread usage. Although the pandemic has impacted almost every industry in the world, VDI adoption has been phenomenal as more and more businesses transition their entire workflow to remote working. Some businesses were compelled to quickly adjust and set up the necessary computing infrastructure for remote workers after the widespread shutdown to stop the corona virus’s spread. Since it has become obvious that VDI solutions make sense, businesses have used them extensively.

The large enterprises segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The large enterprises segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to the advantages offered by these technologies, which include a reduction in energy consumption, security risks, and replacement rates, all of which lead to cheap ownership costs and excellent returns on investments. Additionally, these technologies provide centralised management of hardware, software, and applications, which boosts utilisation and lowers management costs.

The healthcare and life sciences segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The healthcare and life sciences segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR growth during the forecast period. The desktop virtualization has improved the healthcare industry as a whole by giving medical practitioners speedy, safe access to patient data whenever and wherever they need it. This has assisted them in overcoming all the conventional difficulties experienced by the sector in maintaining patients' paper records and giving them access to electronic medical records.

Region with highest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to its achievements in digital and cloud technology. Additionally, the existence of significant suppliers and increased government support for regulatory compliance are the main drivers of the industry's growth. The market expansion in the region is further fuelled by the increasing acceptance of desktop virtualization solutions across end-user industries, including BFSI, IT & telecom, manufacturing, and others.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the increasing number of start-ups in the area. The adoption of desktop virtualization technologies has a great potential in the region's emerging economies, including China, India, Japan, and South Korea. These nations are experiencing significant economic expansion.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Desktop Virtualization Market include VMware, Citrix Systems, Oracle, Microsoft, Huawei, IBM, Cisco Systems, AWS, KYNDRYL Holdings, NTT Data, DXC Technology, SOFTCHOICE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Pure Storage and Amazon Web services Inc.

Key Developments:

In February 2022, IBM acquired Neudesic, a leading Microsoft Azure Consultancy, to expand IBM's portfolio of hybrid multicloud services and influence the company's hybrid cloud and AI strategy.

In November 2021, VMware and Vodafone partnered. The partnership aims to deploy the full VMware Telco Cloud Platform in all European markets. In addition to utilizing Telco Cloud Infrastructure for NFV, Vodafone will access VMware Tanzu for Telco and VMware Telco Cloud Automation.

In July 2021, Cisco acquired Socio Labs. The acquisition would expand Webex offerings beyond meetings, webinars, and webcasts; would include conferences; and would add power to the future of hybrid events.

In March 2021, Amazon Web Services launched an AWS Solution Consulting offer, Virtual Desktop Accelerator. It is supported by consulting engagement from RedNight Consulting. Virtual Desktop Accelerator will speed up Amazon WorkSpaces deployment.

Types Covered:
• Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS)
• Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
• Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
• Other Types

Organization Sizes Covered:
• Large Enterprises
• Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Offerings Covered:
• Service
• Solution

Deployment Modes Covered:
• Cloud
• On-Premise

Desktop Delivery Platforms Covered:
• Hosted Shared Desktop (HSD)
• Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD)
• Other Desktop Delivery Forms

End Users Covered:
• Healthcare and Life Sciences
• Automotive, Transportation and Logistics
• Education
• Construction & Manufacturing
• Government and Defense
• Media and Entertainment
• Retail
• Banking, Finance services, and Insurance (BFSI)
• IT and ITeS
• Telecom
• Other End Users

Pricing Models Covered:
• Subscription
• Pay-as-You-Go

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 End User Analysis
3.7 Emerging Markets
3.8 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Desktop Virtualization Market, By Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS)
5.3 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
5.4 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
5.5 Other Types

6 Global Desktop Virtualization Market, By Organization Size
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Large Enterprises
6.3 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

7 Global Desktop Virtualization Market, By Offering
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Service
7.3 Solution

8 Global Desktop Virtualization Market, By Deployment Mode
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Cloud
8.3 On-Premise

9 Global Desktop Virtualization Market, By Desktop Delivery Platform
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Hosted Shared Desktop (HSD)
9.3 Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD)
9.4 Other Desktop Delivery Forms

10 Global Desktop Virtualization Market, By End User
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Healthcare and Life Sciences
10.3 Automotive, Transportation and Logistics
10.4 Education
10.4.1 Academic Institutions
10.4.2 Enterprises
10.5 Construction & Manufacturing
10.6 Government and Defense
10.7 Media and Entertainment
10.8 Retail
10.9 Banking, Finance services, and Insurance (BFSI)
10.10 IT and ITeS
10.11 Telecom
10.12 Other End Users

11 Global Desktop Virtualization Market, By Pricing Model
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Subscription
11.3 Pay-as-You-Go

12 Global Desktop Virtualization Market, By Geography
12.1 Introduction
12.2 North America
12.2.1 US
12.2.2 Canada
12.2.3 Mexico
12.3 Europe
12.3.1 Germany
12.3.2 UK
12.3.3 Italy
12.3.4 France
12.3.5 Spain
12.3.6 Rest of Europe
12.4 Asia Pacific
12.4.1 Japan
12.4.2 China
12.4.3 India
12.4.4 Australia
12.4.5 New Zealand
12.4.6 South Korea
12.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
12.5 South America
12.5.1 Argentina
12.5.2 Brazil
12.5.3 Chile
12.5.4 Rest of South America
12.6 Middle East & Africa
12.6.1 Saudi Arabia
12.6.2 UAE
12.6.3 Qatar
12.6.4 South Africa
12.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

13 Key Developments
13.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
13.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
13.3 New Product Launch
13.4 Expansions
13.5 Other Key Strategies

14 Company Profiling
14.1 VMware
14.2 Citrix Systems
14.3 Oracle
14.4 Microsoft
14.5 Huawei
14.6 IBM
14.7 Cisco Systems
14.8 AWS
14.9 KYNDRYL Holdings
14.10 NTT Data
14.11 DXC Technology
14.13 Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
14.14 Pure Storage
14.15 Amazon Web services Inc.

List of Tables
1 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Remote Desktop Services (RDS) (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Other Types (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Organization Size (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Large Enterprises (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Offering (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Service (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Solution (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Deployment Mode (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Cloud (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By On-Premise (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Desktop Delivery Platform (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Hosted Shared Desktop (HSD) (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Other Desktop Delivery Forms (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Healthcare and Life Sciences (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Automotive, Transportation and Logistics (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Education (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Academic Institutions (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Enterprises (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Construction & Manufacturing (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Government and Defense (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Media and Entertainment (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Retail (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Banking, Finance services, and Insurance (BFSI) (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By IT and ITeS (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Telecom (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Pricing Model (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Subscription (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global Desktop Virtualization Market Outlook, By Pay-as-You-Go (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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