Spe­cial Fo­cus

The logic was al­ways in its fa­vor, and now with hard num­bers to back that up it’s not sur­pris­ing that VDI is see­ing in­creas­ing ac­cep­tance

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Gain­ing ground

The logic was al­ways in its fa­vor, and now with hard num­bers to back that up, it’s not sur­pris­ing that VDI

is see­ing in­creas­ing ac­cep­tance

Over the past year, vir­tual desk­top in­fra­struc­ture (VDI) has gained ac­cep­tance as one of the pre­ferred mod­els to im­ple­ment desk­top vir­tu­al­iza­tion. Ac­cord­ing to AMI In­dia, VDI will grow more than 30 per­cent YOY in the SMB seg­ment for three years. IDC In­dia also es­ti­mates that the VDI mar­ket will grow at a CAGR of 37.8 per­cent to $32.14 mil­lion by 2017.

“Desk­top vir­tu­al­iza­tion has ma­tured to the point where the cost and com­plex­ity as­so­ci­ated with it has dras­ti­cally re­duced,” says Deepak Jad­hav, Di­rec­tor, VDA In­fos­o­lu­tions, Mum­bai. “This means or­ga­ni­za­tions can re­al­ize ben­e­fits and cost sav­ings quicker—pro­vided that the cus­tomers uti­lize holis­tic VDI so­lu­tions.”

“The key to VDI ac­cep­tance is that the cus­tomer wants to cen­tral­ize IT ad­min­is­tra­tion, re­duce the TCO of the in­fra­struc­ture, and save costs on IT man­age­ment,” ex­plains Vi­jen­der Ya­dav, CTO & Di­rec­tor, Propalms Net­work. “Through proper VDI roll­outs, we have seen

Growth driv­ers

Fac­tors like BYOD, en­ter­prise mo­bil­ity, op­er­a­tional cost re­duc­tion, man­age­ment ef­fi­ciency and long re­fresh cy­cles are con­sid­er­a­tions for cus­tomers to de­ploy VDI in In­dia.

Ac­cord­ing to Ramesh Van­tipalli, Head, Tech­ni­cal Re­sources, End User Com­put­ing Busi­ness, VMware In­dia & Saarc, “Op­por­tu­ni­ties for part­ners are driven by de­mand from the BFSI, man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­fes­sional ser­vices, tele­com, util­i­ties, re­tail, whole­sale, me­dia, en­ter­tain­ment, leisure, health­care, govern­ment and ed­u­ca­tion seg­ments.”

While de­tails of the over­all in­stalled base in VDI are un­avail­able, VMware and Citrix re­ported high growth last year. Ac­cord­ing to re­cent IDC fig­ures, VMware has a 62.9 per­cent mar­ket share in VDI, while un­con­firmed re­ports peg the mar­ket share of Citrix at about 20 per­cent.

“The growth in the part­ners’ rev­enue is an over­all

over the past few years TCO sav­ings of more than 40 per­cent as com­pared to tra­di­tional PCs or desk­tops.”

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