The study showed that US SMB VDI market spend could grow from current US$132 million to $430 million in 2015 with 100-499 employee size businesses representing the biggest opportunity. Techaisle said they expect mid-market VDI penetration to grow rapidly to 12 percent by 2015 and the number of VDI seats to grow at a CAGR of 45 percent to 2.7 million.
An increase in awareness and the number of channel partners along with use cases could make the market grow even faster. The current awareness of VDI is low at only 5 percent for 1-19 employee size businesses but jumps to 42 percent for 50-99 employee size businesses.
According to the study, key drivers of VDI adoption include: cost reduction, better secure data & infrastructure, improved availability of applications and access to applications from anywhere and on any device (BYOD).
58 percent of SMBs said they preferred to use VDI on premises by integrating best-of-breed hardware brands. Hosted VDI is preferred by very small businesses whereas VDI-in-a-box shows consistent planned usage across all segments.
These findings fit right in with what Virtual Bridges has been seeing in the field. And we’re poised and ready to address these key VDI drivers above.
While early VDI solutions were complex and costly, Virtual Bridges brings a lightweight approach, that’s easy to install and manage and allows organizations to keep pace with today’s evolving desktop environment. Customers like this ease of installation and our ability to easily scale.
Virtual Bridges is also the only VDI solution that offers integrated online, offline and branch VDI. This unique approach ensures all users receive the same high quality experience regardless of where they are located, or whether they are connected, disconnected or at a branch location. As an independent, cross-platform solution, Virtual Bridges requires significantly less resources to manage and costs approximately 50 percent less than competitive solutions.
Any device. Anywhere. VERDE delivers high quality connections regardless of the device – whether a desktop, laptop, thin client, iPad, tablet or smartphone. Employees can access all the applications they need to do their job, regardless of how they choose to do so.
What about security? With VERDE, data resides on a central server and never leaves the secure boundaries of the corporate data center. At the same time, VERDE allows you to implement and enforce security updates and regulatory controls in a consistent, streamlined fashion.
Desktop virtualization doesn’t have to be costly and complicated. VERDE proves it. So if you are one of those SMB companies that want to expand into VDI, make sure you check out VERDE.
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