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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Size - By Component (Hardware, Software/Platform, Services), Type (Persistent VDI, Non- persistent VDI), Deployment Model (On-premise, Cloud), Enterprise Size (Large Enterprise, SMEs), Application & Forecast 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI3821
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Size

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market size was valued at USD 15.3 billion in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 14.4% between 2023 and 2032. The rise of remote work and the need for flexible work environments have escalated the demand for VDI solutions. By 2025, 32.6 million Americans, or about 22% of the workforce, will reportedly be working remotely, according to Upwork. Similar to this, according to a Buffer survey, a startling 98% of employees said they would like to work remotely at least occasionally.


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure allows employees to access their desktop environments, applications, and data from anywhere with an Internet connection. This capability became especially crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic when organizations had to adapt to remote work setups quickly.


VDI deployments can be complex and require careful planning and integration with existing IT infrastructure. Setting up the necessary infrastructure, ensuring compatibility with various applications, and managing the virtual desktop environment can be resource-intensive and require specialized expertise. This complexity can deter some organizations, especially smaller ones with limited IT resources, from adopting VDI market.


In contrast, data security and privacy concerns have led many organizations to adopt VDI solutions. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 422.1 million people were affected by data breaches that hampered business success and continuity in 2022, a 41.5% increase from 2021. By centralizing desktop environments and data in the data center or cloud, companies can enhance control over sensitive information. VDI can provide secure access to applications and data by keeping them off local devices, reducing the risk of data breaches and leaks, thus experiencing increased growth and popularity.


COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market. With widespread remote work mandates, organizations sought VDI solutions to enable secure and flexible access to desktop environments and applications. For instance, in 2020, the video conferencing company Zoom reported a surge in VDI adoption to support its remote workforce. The sudden demand highlighted VDI's ability to facilitate remote work while maintaining data security. This trend emphasized the critical role VDI plays in ensuring business continuity during unprecedented disruptions like the pandemic.


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Trends

As organizations increasingly embrace cloud technology, a trend might emerge where VDI solutions are deployed across a mix of public and private clouds. This hybrid and multi-cloud approach could provide more flexibility and scalability to organizations, allowing them to balance cost considerations, data security requirements, and performance needs. Depending on the workload, some applications might be hosted on-premises, while others could leverage public cloud resources.


For instance, in August 2023, Workspot, the intelligent VDI platform designed for the multi-cloud era, announced that Workspot TrendsTM is now accessible to its users. The business enables businesses to make data-driven decisions that contribute to providing exceptional performance to end users through this new offering.


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Analysis

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Size, By Service,

The hardware segment accounted for 20% of the virtual desktop infrastructure market share in 2022 and is expected to grow at CAGR 14.7% during 2023 to 2032, due to several factors. As organizations embrace remote work and virtualized environments, the need for robust hardware to support the increased load on servers and data centers becomes crucial.


For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies experienced a surge in remote work, leading to higher demand for server hardware capable of handling VDI workloads effectively. This trend underscores the necessity for powerful processors, memory, and storage solutions to ensure seamless virtual desktop experiences, driving the growth of hardware demand in the market.


 Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Share, By End User,

The cloud segment hold over 58.3% of the virtual desktop infrastructure market share in 2022 and is poised to expand at a CAGR of 15% through 2032, owing to its inherent advantages. Cloud-based VDI offers scalability, enabling organizations to easily accommodate fluctuating workloads and scale resources as needed.


For instance, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure provide cloud-based VDI solutions that allow businesses to swiftly provision virtual desktops. Additionally, cloud VDI reduces the need for extensive on-premises infrastructure, streamlining maintenance and lowering costs. As remote work becomes prevalent, the flexibility and accessibility offered by cloud VDI solutions make them appealing to enterprises seeking efficient and adaptable virtual desktop environments.


 U.S. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Size,

North America VDI market was over 32% of revenue share in 2022 and will observe 12.3% CAGR till 2032, attributed to a confluence of factors. The region's robust technological infrastructure, coupled with the widespread adoption of remote work and virtual collaboration, has fueled the demand for flexible and secure desktop solutions. For instance, Citrix, a prominent VDI provider, has seen substantial growth in North America, serving organizations seeking seamless remote access. In addition, data privacy concerns have prompted businesses to opt for VDI's centralized control.


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Share

Major companies operating in the virtual desktop infrastructure market are:

  • Red Ha Inc.
  • AWS
  • Cisco Inc.
  • Citrix
  • V2Cloud
  • Nutanix
  • Ericom Software
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • VMware
  • Ace cloud hosting
  • Huawei
  • IBM Corporation
  • Parallels Inc.
  • Intel.

The competitive landscape of the market is characterized by a diverse range of vendors offering solutions for network optimization, performance management, and real-time analytics.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Industry News

  • July 2023, For the hybrid world, Citrix announced expanded capabilities for its cloud and on-premises solutions. A Citrix Universal subscription now includes both virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings as part of this expansion. These services include Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2305, a recent release from the company that follows new features it made available this year.

This virtual desktop infrastructure market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Component

  • Hardware
  • Client Side
  • Server Side 
  • Software/Platform
  • Services
  • Implementation service
  • Maintenance & support service
  • Consulting service

Market, By Type

  • Persistent VDI
  • Non- persistent VDI

Market, By Deployment Model

  • On-premise
  • Cloud

Market, By Enterprise Size

  • Large Enterprise
  • SMEs

Market, By Application

  • BFSI
  • IT & telecom
  • Aerospace & defense
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Others 

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Nordics
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • ANZ 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of virtual desktop infrastructure reached USD 15.30 billion in 2022 and is set to cross USD 57.97 billion by 2023, due to the rising remote work and mobility trends worldwide.

The cloud based VDI segment captured 58.3% of the market share from 2023 to 2032, on account of the scalability offered by cloud-based VDI solutions, enabling organizations to easily accommodate fluctuating workloads and scale resources as needed.

North America market recorded USD 5.02 billion in revenue in 2022, owing to the widespread adoption of remote work and virtual collaboration in the region.

Red Hat, Inc., AWS, Cisco Inc., Citrix, V2Cloud, Nutanix, Ericom Software, Microsoft Corporation, VMware, Ace cloud hosting, Huawei, IBM Corporation, Parallels Inc., and Intel, are some of the major virtual desktop infrastructure companies worldwide.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Scope

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