Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a type of desktop virtualization technology that enables businesses to host desktop operating systems and applications within virtual machines (VMs) that run on a centralized server or cloud environment. Factors such as the increased demand for remote work and the growing adoption of cloud computing are expected to drive market growth. Moreover, the growing adoption of virtualization solutions offers significant growth opportunities for the market.
VDI has various applications in different environments, but there are some specific use cases where it is especially advantageous. These include remote work, bring your own device (BYOD), and task or shift work. A number of companies are using VDI for remote workers, due to its capability to easily update and deploy virtual desktops from a centralized location. It is a perfect solution for workplaces that permit or require employees to use their own devices, as VDI's processing occurs on a centralized server, allowing for the use of a wider range of devices while providing better security by storing data on the server instead of the end client device. Nonpersistent VDI is particularly suitable for organizations such as call centers that have numerous employees using the same software to perform repetitive tasks.
Some of the benefits of VDI are low IT costs, improvement in employee productivity, and low hardware costs. VDI can aid businesses in cutting down their IT expenditures and decreasing the requirement for physical desktops. This is because VDI is a software-based solution that permits users to access their workstations from any device with internet connectivity, thereby eliminating the need for a dedicated machine while working remotely from home or traveling on business trips.
Based on offering, the market is segmented into solution & service. By solution, the market is further segmented into persistent and non-persistent. Persistent VDI enables users to connect to the same desktop each time and make personalized changes, which are saved even after the connection is reset. This type of VDI offers a desktop environment that is similar to a physical desktop and can be useful for users who require a customized desktop experience. On the other hand, non-persistent VDI offers generic desktops that do not save changes, making it a simpler and more cost-effective option for organizations with many task workers or employees who perform repetitive tasks and do not need a personalized desktop environment.
In September 2022, Amazon Web Services, launched Amazon Workspaces Core, an infrastructure-only fully managed VDI offering, as a new addition to its existing VDI solutions. Amazon Workspaces Core comprises a set of APIs that can be used by third-party VDI software providers to incorporate with Amazon Workspaces' purpose-built VDI infrastructure. By using the set of APIs provided with Amazon Workspaces Core, IT administrators can retain their preferred VDI software solution while end-users can keep using their current VDI client software, ensuring consistent experience for the end-users.
By Deployment Model
By Enterprise Size
By End Use
IT and Telecom
Government and Public Sector
Construction and Manufacturing
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Citrix Systems, Inc.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
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