The global desktop virtualization market revenue is set to reach $36,258.9 million by 2030, advancing at a CAGR of 13.1% during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to the various advantages of this model over others, such as simpler administration, cost savings, increased productivity, support for a wide range of device types, improved security, agility and scalability, and better user experiences.
Post lockdowns, more than 40% of the organizations have adopted cloud-based applications to reach a larger customer base and streamline their operational activities, with a focus on operational cost and time reduction and workflow integration with new COVID norms. It is expected that the pandemic will impel organizations migrate quickly to the cloud, as they anticipate a significant on-premises workload decline in the coming years.
The virtual desktop infrastructure category made the largest contribution, of about 40.0%, to desktop virtualization market revenue generation in the year 2021. This is because VDI is typically deployed on on-premises data centers, can be managed from a central location, and keeps the data safe and backed up at all times. Thus, VDI provides a more-secure IT infrastructure. Moreover, this solution is more popular among large organizations as it reduces the risk of accidental data breaches and intentional cyber-attacks.
The desktop as a service category is set to witness the highest growth rate, of about 13.5%, during 2022–2030. Worldwide, almost 70% of the population has a mobile phone. DaaS allows desktops, phones, laptops, and tablets to display virtual content, and merely deploying a DaaS solution can improve accessibility and reduce the learning disparity.
Geographically, North America held the largest market share in the global desktop virtualization market in 2021. The high investments in the development of the IT infrastructure, early adoption of cloud technologies, and penetration of 5G technology drive the adoption of this technology in the region.
Furthermore, the growth in economy, increase in the investments in the IT infrastructure, rise in the adoption of new technologies, and surge in the government support toward the adoption of AI and IoT in companies operating across multiple verticals in the APAC region will boost desktop virtualization software adoption at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Some of the major players operating and investing in the global desktop virtualization market are Citrix Systems Inc., VMware inc., Microsoft Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc., Oracle Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Nutanix Inc., Amazon Web Services, and Parallels International GmbH.