India Desktop Virtualization Market - Segmented by Deployment Mode (On-premise, Cloud), Desktop Delivery Platform (HVD, HSD), End-user Vertical (Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Energy Sector, IT and Telecommunication, Education) - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)
Owing to the technological advancements that support newer work lifestyles, the face of business has changed dramatically.
India is leading the global market, with an increase in the rate of adoption for desktop virtualization with financial services, IT-enabled services, and retail sectors. These sectors are driving the demand for VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) in India. In these sectors, data storage, management, and data security are of the utmost importance. VDI plays a prominent role in managing data efficiently and providing flexibility. Desktop virtualization can be treated as a push to change, with the rising trend of the remote workforce. The percentage of employees telecommunicating from different locations has been on the rise, with the introduction of several innovative solutions, being offered by market leaders, like Dell Inc. The advantage of enabling teleworking and remote location of staff, without compromising on safety and security of tools, and applications being used, has given rise to an increased work productivity, which is one of the major priorities for all end-user industries.
The fast-changing business environment is the key reason behind the growing demand for desktop virtualization technology. A greater level of accessibility to data, applications, and desktops, without compromising on control and security, is needed to optimize, support growth, and attract top talents. Desktop virtualization is also expected to unlock the benefits of consumerization, reduce operational costs, and improve safety in the today’s dynamic computing environment. Further, businesses can take the advantage of BYOD initiatives, work shifting, and executive mobility, through the adoption of desktop virtualization.
Growing Adoption of Cloud Computing is driving the Market
Cloud computing is being used by several organizations, to reduce costs and have access to the data and applications that are not installed in the computers or servers. Clouds have emerged as an infrastructure that can enable the rapid delivery of computing resources, as a virtual utility in dynamically scalable. The easy implementation, accessibility, and flexibility of cloud hosting, in addition to its fast and accurate retrieval of applications and data with reduced downtime, are driving the rate of adoption of cloud computing by organizations. It has been identified that the companies that started using cloud services have witnessed an increase in the efficiency by 18.8%, and a reduction of their IT expenditure by nearly 15%. The higher cloud adoption rate and enterprises’ inclination, toward deploying desktops on cloud, are driving the adoption of desktop virtualization in India.
On-premise segment holds the Largest Market Share
In the initial stages of adoption, organizations deploying desktop virtualization solutions were skeptical of the security and control of these systems. With on-premise providing a significant control and security over a cloud, this deployment model has seen rapid adoption over the last few years. Although on-premise segment, currently, dominates the Indian desktop virtualization market, the growing rate of adoption of cloud services and the demand from small- and medium-sized businesses are expected to increase the adoption of cloud deployment model in India, during the forecast period.
Most organizations find it difficult to source licenses for cloud systems, as cloud-service providers offer service-level licenses, while the software and OS licenses are to be handled by the clients. Sourcing licenses for on-premise are comparatively simpler. Connectivity and customization advantages also support the on-premise model.
Accelerating Growth in Financial Services
Desktop virtualization is one of the vital IT strategies for financial services organizations of all sizes. These organizations can improve the time to market through desktop virtualization, as the technology enables the transition toward IT mobility. Indian organizations, offering financial services, operate across various time zones, globally, where a narrow downtime can cause a devastating business crisis. Clients of these organizations, who pay huge amounts for financial services, will not compromise on any services outrage. Hence, many of the financial services organizations were not so keen on deploying desktop virtualization, due to high installation and maintenance costs, and complex infrastructure. However, recently, there has been a shift in trend as rapidly evolving technologies made virtual desktop infrastructure quite affordable. The latest desktop virtualization solutions offer great flexibility levels, which is vital for VDI deployments in the financial services sector. The increase in competition among vendors of cloud services has made it easier and cost-effective for the financial services organization to supply workloads to the cloud, support mergers and acquisitions, seasonal activities during tax reporting, temporary or long-term partnerships, etc.
The importance of desktop virtualization is rising, as more flexible and mobile workforces are increasing productivity, reputation, and customer satisfaction that are vital for financial services organizations.
Key Developments in the market