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Desktop virtualization market guide

Last updated:November 2014

Editor's note

The desktop virtualization market has changed a lot over the years, so IT professionals who looked at doing VDI in the past may be surprised by what's available now -- DaaS, hyperconverged infrastructure and perpetual product improvements have all helped change the virtualization landscape.

Because virtualization technology evolves so quickly, it can be difficult to keep up with trends and how they can affect your users: Will VDI adoption ever take off? Is desktop as a service (DaaS) right for you? Should you try to sell higher-ups on the value of hyperconverged infrastructure?

Instead of getting bogged down in all the marketing babble, check out this guide for the straight facts so you can get out of the weeds and into desktop virtualization.

1VDI, client-side virtualization adoption rates

When you're considering VDI or client-side virtualization, it's worth taking a look at market adoption rates. VDI adoption has been slow, and it's not projected to permeate every enterprise. Check out what the experts have to say about VDI adoption and whether or not the technology is worth the investment.

2Options abound in VDI market

There are plenty of options for buyers in the desktop virtualization market. Ranging from all-inclusive packages from well-known vendors to more specialized offerings from smaller companies, there's a VDI option for every shop.

3VDI market trends and analysis

VDI adoption might be slow, but that's not stopping desktop, application and GPU virtualization. DaaS, hyperconverged infrastructure and other advancements move the market too. Are all those bells and whistles enough to attract potential buyers?

4Videos about the virtualization market

Virtualization market experts have differing -- and strong -- opinions. VSAN, solid-state storage and more have given them a reason to talk. Check out our video interviews with these experts to see what they have to say.

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