Top Industry Leaders in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market – Understanding the Investment Perspective

VDI solutions and services are becoming quite popular among various industries such as IT & telecom, government, healthcare, BFSI, education, and retail among others for increasingly trend of mobile and remote teams. Mobile employees, field technicians, contractors, part-time workers, healthcare professionals, and teachers are some of the users who commonly use virtual desktop infrastructure for efficient work and high performance while working from remote locations. Virtual desktop infrastructure enhances user mobility and remote access by allowing users to access a wide range of virtual apps and data on the move. The growing trend of digitalization, automation, and smart workplaces, the demand of virtual desktop infrastructure solutions is anticipated to rise at an impressive pace in coming years. The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is further accelerating the market growth with work from home guidelines being implemented across the world. Major IT and other companies are expected to invest heavily in desktop virtualization solution such as virtual desktop infrastructure over the forecast period in order to reduce physical infrastructure and other related operational costs.


VMware, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, and Citrix Systems, Inc., are the top three market players operating in the virtual desktop infrastructure market. The listing of key players is derived by considering multiple parameters such as overall revenue, brand image, current virtual desktop infrastructure solution & service portfolio, R&D expenditure, geographic reach, new product/service launches, market initiatives, mergers & acquisitions, and other market-related activities.

VMware, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., Microsoft Corporation,, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., IBM Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Dell Technologies Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (HPE), and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd are among the key players in the ecosystem that were profiled during this market study. Few of the important market initiatives and product developments from the industry are mentioned below:

Year News Country
2020 Amazon Web Services launched a new WorkSpaces client for Windows and Mac, it includes new enhancements including the ability to create personalized labels for registration codes, a new user interface, and includes updates to the PCoIP protocol. North America
2020 HPE introduced a beefier VDI solution along with separate pre-configured solutions for organizations of all sizes built on its servers. The company is also offering new, pre-configured VDI solutions to support small, medium and enterprise customers North America
2019 Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Virtual Desktop service for commercial use. It is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that lets organizations access applications remotely that are running on top of Windows 7- or Windows 10-based client operating systems. North America
2019 Huawei released FusionStorage 8.0, which leverages mature enterprise-grade storage and public cloud capabilities, helping industry customers such as carriers and financial institutions easily cope with cloud migration challenges. It provides up to a 5-to-1 data reduction ratio even in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenarios, which further helps users reduce storage space. Asia Pacific

The market for virtual desktop infrastructure is segmented into offering, deployment, enterprise size, end-user, and geography. Based on offering, the market is segmented into solution and services. In 2019, the solution segment held the largest share of global virtual desktop infrastructure market. Based on deployment type, the virtual desktop infrastructure market is divided into cloud and on-premise. Cloud is expected to be the fastest growing segment over the forecast period. On the basis of enterprise size, the market is segmented into SMEs and large enterprises. The large enterprises segment contributed a substantial share in 2019, however, SMEs segment is projected to be the fastest growing sector owing to availability of low cost cloud based solution. Further, in 2019, IT and telecom industry led the virtual desktop infrastructure market globally.

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