Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Size By Type (Persistent, Non-Persistent), By Component (Hardware [Client-Side, Server-Side], Platform, Services [Consulting, Support & Maintenance, Implementation]), By Deployment Model (On-Premise, Cloud), By Application (IT & Telecom, BFSI, Aerospace & Defense, Retail, Education, Government, Transportation, Manufacturing), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Sep 2020  |  Report ID: GMI3821  |  Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Smriti Loomba

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 283   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market size exceeded USD 10 billion in 2019 and is poised to register around 17% CAGR between 2020 and 2026.

The virtual desktop infrastructure market is witnessing a significant disruption with the evolution of desktop virtualization trends across various industry verticals. This has strengthened the demand for teleworking and workforce mobility, creating new opportunities for market expansion of VDI technologies. An increase in the number of remote working employees is also anticipated to drive the demand for desktop virtualization solutions to provide workplace flexibility.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market
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Virtual desktop services have increasingly gained traction amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as majority of the enterprises have resorted to remote work policies and are heavily dependent on desktop virtualization environment for ensuring business continuity. It was estimated that the percentage of remote workers in the U.S. rose from 30% in March 2020 to nearly 50% in April 2020 and peaked at 70% in May 2020. This had led to an extensive demand for desktop virtualization solutions across the globe.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019
Market Size in 2019:10 Billion (USD)
Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:17%
2026 Value Projection:30 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for:2015 to 2018
No. of Pages:283
Tables, Charts & Figures:419
Segments covered:Type, Component, Deployment Model, Application, and Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Rising trend of workplace flexibility
  • Growing adoption of virtualization solutions
  • Rising penetration of cloud computing services
  • Increasing demand for BYOD trend across the businesses
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Lack of standardization
  • Complexities in monitoring and management

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Increasing embracement of virtualization technologies to fuel the market revenue

The virtual desktop infrastructure market is witnessing a rapid growth in the adoption of Desktop-as-a-Service to address dynamic requirements for minimizing the infrastructural costs and provide an automated, virtualized workplace. The reduced hardware costs and centralized administration followed by flexible workload processing capabilities are driving enterprises to deploy virtualization solutions, creating new avenues for market expansion.

High configurability and personalization to spur market growth of persistent VDI segment in France

France VDI Market

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In France, the persistent virtual desktop infrastructure market dominated over a 65% share in 2019, propelled majorly by the high degree of personalization and desktop customization features compared to non-persistent virtual desktops. The storage of a persistent VDI is a separate logical drive, so it's integrated with the underlying virtual machine and the actual user data is stored on the desktop The French IT industry’s shift to desktop virtualization has also opened up new opportunities for the market players.

Supportive government policies to trigger VDI platform segment demand in Brazil

In Brazil, the platform component segment held over 50% share of the virtual desktop infrastructure market in 2019, attributed to the positive initiatives undertaken by government authorities to identify the benefits of digitization and focus on strategic collaboration with technology companies. For instance, in May 2020, the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations, and Communications signed an MoU with Cisco to accelerate digitization across the country.

Increased stress on reducing infrastructure costs and improving the performance will boost the market value. VDI technologies are enabling Brazilian enterprises to ensure safety of their employees while providing improved remote connectivity, triggering the market growth of the segment.

An upward trend of cloud adoption to drive the virtual desktop infrastructure market growth in Japan

Japan VDI Market

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In Japan market, the cloud deployment model will expand at a CAGR of around 22% during the forecast period, due to enhancements in cloud technologies. Amid the current COVID-19 crisis, cloud service providers in the country are unveiling advanced cloud services for their customers. Leading companies, such as Fujitsu along with regional SMEs, are expanding their businesses by promoting the adoption of digitization technologies, proliferating the demand for VDI.

Online learning platforms propelling the demand of education segment in the UAE market

In the UAE virtual desktop infrastructure market, the education segment is predicted to witness growth of over 23% through 2026 led by the tectonic shift of educational institutes toward digitalization during the pandemic outbreak. As students are experiencing major interruptions in learning and teaching, virtualized desktops are assisting education institutes to bridge the gap between students and educators by offering remote access, which has proliferated the demand for VDI across the education industry. Furthermore, as universities embrace desktop-as-a-service to set up new virtual education labs, the market expansion opportunities are expected to rise.

Agile workplace policies to augment virtual desktop growth in Europe

Europe VDI Market

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Europe virtual desktop infrastructure market held over 25% revenue share in 2019. The European industry is characterized by an increased adoption of enterprise-wide BYOD policies. Majority of VDI vendors are expanding their offerings to add new clientele in the region. For instance, in May 2020, KPMG International launched its Desktop-as-a-service platform to address enterprise remote work requirements.

The number of individuals working remotely from home in the EU countries including France, Germany, and the UK is relatively high, enabling enterprises to adopt advanced workplace management solutions including VDI. This is another major factor contributing to the expanding market presence of virtual desktop infrastructure across the region.

Launch of innovative remote access tools with enhanced features to gain a competitive edge

The global virtual desktop infrastructure market is characterized by increasing focus on improving remote access and strengthening the enterprise mobility framework. Surge in ICT expenditure and increase in cloud adoption across end users including SMEs and large enterprises are anticipated to augment the adoption of desktop virtualization. The prominent markets including North America and Europe with surge in demand for more flexibility in the business process are anticipated to fuel the growth over the coming years.

The high degree of competition and low barriers to entry in the market have forced established players to continuously launch new products with added functionalities to maintain competitiveness and profitability. For instance, in June 2020, Nutanix optimized Xi Frame platform, a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution with additional capabilities. The new solution is expected to help Nutanix offer stiff competition to major industry rivals.

Some of the key players operating in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market include Amazon Web Services, Inc. (, Inc.) Cisco Systems, Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Ericom Software Inc., Evolve IP, LLC., HP Enterprise Co., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., IBM Corporation, IGEL Technology, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, NComputing Co., Ltd. , Neverfail, Inc., Nutanix Inc., NVIDIA Corporation, Parallels International GmbH, RedHat Inc., Vagrant (HashiCorp Inc.), and VMware, Inc.

The virtual desktop infrastructure market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market, By Type

  • Persistent VDI
  • Non-persistent VDI

Market, By Component

  • Hardware
    • Client-side hardware
    • Server-side hardware
  • Platform
  • Service
    • Implementation
    • Maintenance & Support
    • Consulting

Market, By Deployment Model

  • Cloud
  • On-premise

Market, By Application

  • BFSI
  • IT & Telecom
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global VDI market size, in 2019, was USD 10 billion and the industry may record 17% CAGR through 2026 due to the evolution of desktop virtualization trends.
The persistent type segment accounted for 65% of France market share in 2019, owing to a high degree of desktop customization and personalization features.
The platform component segment held more than 50% of Brazil market share in 2019, owing to rising number of positive initiatives adopted by regional government bodies.
Japan industry size from cloud deployment model may depict 22% CAGR through 2026, on account of enhancements in cloud technologies.
UAE market size from the education segment may register 23% CAGR through 2026 on account of the robust shift from physical educational institutes to digitalized ones.
Europe accounted for 25% of the global market share in 2019 and may depict appreciable traction owing to rising adoption of BYOD policies.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Sep 2020
  • Pages: 283
  • Tables: 390
  • Charts / Figures: 29
  • Companies covered: 19
  • Countries covered: 19

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