The ongoing pandemic has rapidly accelerated the adoption of cloud technologies all over the globe. Among the notable technologies, there is desktop virtualization and within this domain, Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops are taking the major share.
According to a recent report that covers the future growth trends of the desktop virtualization market at the global level, it is forecast that this domain will exhibit a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 58% from the year 2021 to 2026.
During the year 2020, cloud technologies in general and Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops in particular remained at the forefront of pandemic response. A lot of credit also goes to the rapid infrastructural capacity building by Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud.
From the year 2021 and onward, enterprises across the globe are moving towards accelerated digital transformation. Desktop Virtualization is being seen as a very practical and cost effective means of achieving this end in the least amount of time.
On the other side of the spectrum are cloud providers, which are immensely improving the capacities of their data centers in terms of both storage and multiple use cases. One notable use case is the adoption of cloud hosted desktops for database related workloads.
A few other domains that are worth mentioning here are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) powered applications. These apps are playing a leading role in automating certain business processes and improving Customer Experiences (CX).
The report concludes that going forward, enterprises will continue to flock towards desktop virtualization solutions such as Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops. The report anticipates this positive growth trajectory to continue till the year 2026.
Although it is somewhat difficult to forecast this far, especially in today’s uncertain business environment, one thing that can be said for sure is that this strong growth in desktop virtualization can be expected for at least the coming eighteen to twenty four months.