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Virtual Client Computing Revenue Will Break $1 Billion Mark in 2016

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The virtual client computing (VCC) in EMEA market is expected to grow from $804.9 million in 2013 to $1.181 billion in 2018, representing a 2013–2018 CAGR of 7.5%, according to a new study by IDC.

The study assesses the different approaches to desktop virtualisation, as well as market drivers and inhibitors, show how the growth is expected to be driven mainly by the centralised virtual desktop (CVD) category, which is also referred to as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), while other areas such as application and user state virtualisation and virtual user sessions will only see moderate growth.

Following the advances in datacentre infrastructure virtualisation, it is more than logical to bring their efficiency and flexibility to desktops and applications by introducing a VCC solution. Cloud service providers are also expected to take a greater chunk of the VDI market with their hosted Desktop As A Service, ( DaaS)  and Wide Area Application Services (WaaS) solutions, which bring the benefits of client and desktop virtualisation to small enterprises in the same way cloud computing has changed the way IT infrastructure resources are consumed."

While major European markets and the Middle East are expected to catch up rapidly with the more mature markets over the next five years, adoption in southern Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is expected to remain low in comparison despite some progress.

"Despite a few larger VDI projects, the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa are still lagging behind Western Europe," said Mohamed Hefny, senior research analyst, Systems and Infrastructure Solutions, IDC CEMA. "There are more urgent infrastructure challenges — for example, hospital funds would be directed to critically needed medical equipment and analytics capabilities, rather than virtualised infrastructure."

IDC recommends that organisations of all sizes evaluate the introduction of VDI in view of pressure from end users, competitors, the changing IT landscape, and increasing workforce mobility, as well as the trend toward bring-your-own-device (BYOD). However, it is crucial to avoid major pitfalls in the form of set-up and organisational costs spiraling out of control and disruption caused by the inability to deal with increasing complexities that desktop virtualisation may create. VDI in itself does not necessarily enable mobility, and a constant reliable connection between mobile devices and a datacentre is required to avoid latency and downtime issues.  So the only thing we don’t have yet is the Employee As A Service( EAAS) and Reseller As A Service (RAAS) or DAAS yes you got it Dealer AAS