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
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
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.”