Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Size & Share, by Type (Persistent VDI, Non-Persistent VDI); Component {Hardware (Client-Side, Server-Side), Platform, Services (Consulting, Support & Maintenance)}; Deployment Mode {On-Premises, Cloud-Based (DaaS, WaaS, SaaS)}; End-user (IT & Telecom, BFSI, Media & Entertainment, Retail, Education, Government, Healthcare) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 4113
  • Published Date: Feb 20, 2023
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 Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Definition

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a technology that provides and manages desktop virtualization by hosting it on a centralized server for remote access. A VDI uses a virtual machine monitor (VMM) or hypervisor that segments servers into virtual machines which, in turn, hosts virtual desktops, giving remote access to users from any device or location. The desktop computing, and all processing takes place on the host server, instead of the endpoint device, hence lowering the endpoint hardware requirements. With a VDI solution, organizations gain a number of benefits, such as a more seamless and collaborative way of working, which helps in keeping the workforce productive while employees work from home on various devices.

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is simplified and centralized which means that is can be easily managed in a central location. It provides automatic installation of updates without users having to manually install them. In modern times, virtual desktop infrastructure can be accessed on every device such as, laptops, desktops, and smartphones by having internet connectivity. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) also boosts the productivity ration by facilitating more enhanced work experience and high security. This infrastructure is cost-effective and offers better recovery options.

Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 9 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 19 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)

Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

The global virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 19 billion by the end of 2035 by growing at a CAGR of ~9% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 8 billion in the year 2022. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing government investments in various regions into digitization and IT infrastructure, increasing implementation of BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policy, and growing demand for VDI technology led by rising IoT adoption. As of 2021, there were about 10 billion active IoT devices worldwide, which is estimated to surpass ~25 billion by 2030. Furthermore, IT consumption trends are changing efficiently. Adoption of cloud computing solutions are increasing immensely as businesses and organizations are transforming through automation and virtualization. These factors are creating potential growth opportunities for the virtual desktop infrastructure market.


From a security standpoint, virtual desktops are similar to their physical counterparts – vulnerable to the all types of same attacks. Besides, excess network traffic on each virtual representative and their central server poses various security threat, and without endpoint protections, the damage can be severe if the hackers move from virtual session into the server. These factors are likely to restrain the growth of the market. However, reduced hardware costs and centralized administration along with flexible workload processing abilities are driving businesses to deploy desktop virtualization solutions, creating new opportunities for the growth of the market. A survey stated that over 95% of employees do not want to return to office environment and prefer at least partial remote working, while over 60% prefer fully remote working.

Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Smartphones, Desktop, and Internet Users – for instance, in 2022, around 52% of the web visits were estimated to be come from desktops. Moreover, as of 2018, the total consumer spending on smartphones was anticipated to be around ~USD 80 billion while it is further expected to reach around ~USD 125 billion in 2022 and USD 175 billion in 2025.

Desktops are being highly utilized for several purposes such as, in hospitals, banks, educational institutions, government and privet offices. Hence, the rising requirement for managing desktop infrastructure is set to propel the market growth over the forecast period.

  • Growing Penetration of Internet of Things (IoT) across the Globe – it was estimated that in 2019, there were nearly 8 billion devices were connected to Internet of Things (IoT) globally, meanwhile the number is further projected to hit approximately ~20 billion in 2025 and 30 billion in 2030 worldwide. Hence, the number is set to triple from 2020 to 2030.

  • Higher Implementation of 5G Technology – higher implementation and growing inclination of the 5G technology has triggered the number of IoT devices to rise by 3 times reaching 25 billion in 2028 worldwide.

  • Acceleration in the Process of Digitalization – For instance, in 2021, it was noticed that more than ~USD 1 trillion was spent on the digital transformation across the globe in 2021 and in 2023, the amount was projected to reach around ~USD 6 trillion.

  • Rising Utilization of Cloud Computing –cloud computing is the robust and highly developed segment in to IT industry which was anticipated to exhibit a total revenue of around USD 375 billion on 2021.


  • Lack of Skilled Workforce to and Higher Service Cost - A maintaining staff for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can be tricky to arrange since it requires qualified IT professionals. Additionally, organizations may be exposed to hire external consultants when facing challenges to obtain initial implementation assistance.
  • Vulnerability Similar to Their Physical Counterparts
  • Various Security Threats Posed by Excess Network Traffic on Each Virtual Representative

Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Segmentation

The global virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by deployment mode into on-premises and cloud-based. Between these two types of deployment mode, the cloud-based segment is estimated to gain the largest market share over the projected time frame. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the growing cloud computing applications, such as database storage, and server accessibility. It provides businesses with several benefits including increased business efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, along with the flexibility of connecting business from anywhere through what is essentially a virtual office. It has been estimated that, at present, over 80% of all enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and over 65% of enterprise infrastructure is cloud-based. These factors are projected to drive the segment growth over the forecast period.

The global virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by IT & telecom, BFSI, media & entertainment, retail, education, government, healthcare, and others. Amongst these segments, the BFSI segment is expected to garner a significant share. Virtual desktop infrastructure is very beneficial for banks and other financial institutions since they provide flexibility, remote access, security, business continuity, desktop & laptop cost savings, and others. There is a vast chain of banks across the globe responsible for providing safety for capital. For instance, in India alone, banks are estimated to have nearly USD 2 trillion of asset value. Therefore, such a higher demand for VDI is anticipated to boost the market growth over the forecast period.

Our in-depth analysis of the global virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market includes the following segments:

             By Type

  • Persistent VDI
  • Non-Persistent VDI

            By Component

  • Hardware
  • Client-Side
  • Server-Side
  • Platform
  • Services
  • Consulting
  • Support & Maintenance

           By Deployment Mode

  • On-Premises
  • Cloud-Based
  • Desktop-as-a-Service
  • Workspace-as-a-Service
  • Software-as-a-Service

         By End User

  • IT & Telecom
  • BFSI
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Others


Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market Regional Synopsis

The North American virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the early adoption of new technologies by organizations in the region such as, the rise in use of AI platform, voice assistant, and IoT coupled with presence of significant market players. For instance, there were more than 100 million people in the United States were noticed to be using digital voice assistants in 2021. Other factors include the growth of cloud technology and increasing VDI applications in consumer electronics industry and gaming & entertainment such as virtual reality in gaming across the region. The market in the U.S. dominates over the region owing to presence of key market players and improved centralization of IT functions which further expected to propel the regional market growth during the forecast period.

Europe is projected to hold the second largest share of the global market owing to factors such as rapid adoption of cloud technology over growing preference of people to work remotely, and implementation of BYOD policies. In the second quarter of 2021, it was estimated that around 12% of the Europeans regularly worked from home, a rise from 5% from before the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, demand for VDI is increasing for training and educational purposes, which is further fostering the growth of the market in the region.

Asia-Pacific is projected to record the highest growth during the forecast period owing to factors such as growing trend of digitization, increasing investments in technological developments, rapid adoption of cloud services, and rising adoption of VDI for simulation and training purposes, especially in significant economies such as Japan, India, and China. Therefore, all these factors are estimated to expand the market size in the region over the forecast period.


Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market

  • VMware, Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Citrix Systems, Inc.
  • Nutanix, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Google Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
  • SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Venn Group Limited 


In the News

  • Venn Group Limited to provide a 10x improvement in user experience by eliminating challenges associated with legacy Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions, Venn launched its breakthrough LocalZone technology, a solution that can address the modern security and compliance challenges of remote and hybrid work environments with increased reliance on modern SaaS applications.

  • VMware, Inc. to assist its customers in shifting from Cloud Chaos to Smart Cloud by providing Multi-Cloud Offerings. Multi-Cloud Offerings along with partnerships, new innovation and services were announced by the company at VMware Explore 2022 Europe. However, multi-cloud is stated to be a huge spike in skill shortage and security challenges. 

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 4113
  • Published Date: Feb 20, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing smartphones, desktop, and internet users and increasing investments in digitization and IT infrastructure, and implementation of BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policy of over-the-counter drugs are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~9% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

Vulnerability similar to their physical counterparts are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Citrix Systems, Inc., Nutanix, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Inc., The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by type, component, deployment mode, end-user, and by region.

The cloud-based segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

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