VMware Recognized as a Market Leader in Desktop Virtualization in India

VMware led the market with a share of 62.9 percent in the first half of 2013, CVD market in India expected to grow to US $32.14 million by 2017

INDIA, Bangalore, February 17, 2014 - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has been recognized as a leader in India in the latest IDC Asia/Pacific Centralized Virtual Desktop Market Analysis. According to IDC, VMware led the market with a share of 62.9 percent of the Centralized Virtual Desktop (CVD), or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), market in India during the first half of 2013.

IDC also estimates that the Centralized Virtual Desktop (CVD) market in India will grow at a CAGR of 37.8% to US $32.14 million by 2017 1.

Desktop virtualization enables organizations to adopt a user-centric, flexible approach to computing. By decoupling applications, data and operating systems from endpoints- and by moving these components into the data center, they can be centrally managed. In addition, desktop and application virtualization offers IT a more streamlined and secured way to manage users, and provide agile, on-demand desktop services.

“Desktop Virtualization has matured to the point where the cost and complexity associated with it has been drastically reduced. This means organizations can now realize benefits and cost savings from both OPEX and CAPEX quicker with desktop virtualization, provided that customers utilizes holistic desktop virtualization solutions such as the one offered by VMware, added Ian Song, Research Manager, Client Devices and Enterprise Mobility, IDC Asia Pacific

According to the report, while security remains a key driver for the adoption of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in India, other factors, such as flexibility/mobility, operational cost reduction, management efficiency and longer refresh cycles are other major considerations for customers to deploy VDI in India. Most VDI opportunities occur during refresh cycles and software updates.

“With today's new generation of workers defining their ideal place to work - be it their preferred device or location, enterprises are concerned about how to enable this mobility for the workforce in a controlled and secure manner. VMware Horizon™ Suite is helping progressive organisations empower their mobile workforce to access the information, applications and services they need to be productive, with the control and security offerings IT departments need,” said T Srinivasan, managing director, VMware India & SAARC.

“Being recognized by IDC as a leader in VDI validates our End-User Computing strategy in India, and signals the ability of VMware to transform workforce mobility,” Srinivasan added.

IDC predicts that the IT-enabled Services (ITeS) and the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sectors will drive the demand for VDI in India over the next few years. These sectors are good examples where data management, storage and data security are of the utmost importance and where VDI can play a key role in managing data more efficiently and provide flexibility to employees.

VMware Horizon Suite
VMware Horizon Suite is an integrated platform that supports the mobile workforce by connecting end-users to their data, applications and desktops using any device [and is designed to solve IT and security challenges] without having to reconfigure devices or end points. It brings together Horizon View TM, Horizon Mirage TM and Horizon Workspace TM to create a single, unified solution designed to transform technology silos into centralized IT services that can be easily provisioned, managed and delivered to end-users.

Additional Resources

Sources
IDC Asia/Pacific Centralized Virtual Desktop Market Analysis (doc #AP8523402X, October 2013); and IDC Asia/Pacific Centralized Virtual Desktop Market Forecast and Vendor Shares: 2013 Preliminary (doc #AP8523401T, October 2013)

About VMware
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