IDC Evaluates The Desktop Virtualization Software Market


IDC expects the desktop virtualization market to make significant gains in both revenues and total customer count well into the second half of the decade. As the solutions mature, they will become increasingly applicable to more organizations and a greater breadth of vertical industries.

A new IDC MarketScape report evaluates the current capabilities and long-term strategies of 12 desktop virtualization software vendors.

The report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Desktop Virtualization 2011 Vendor Analysis, evaluates vendors in the desktop virtualization space by analyzing their current capabilities as well as their longer-term strategies that impact their ability to provide solutions and gain market share going forward. It utilizes a scoring and ranking model based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria, which results in a graphical illustration of each vendor’s position in the competitive landscape.

Among the vendors evaluated in the report, IDC placed just one – Citrix – in the “Leaders” category.

Citrix was recognized for its comprehensive set of technologies and a firm strategic grip on where it wants to take its product lineup.

IDC placed seven vendors in the “Major Players” category – Desktone, Kaviza, Microsoft, MokaFive, Quest Software, Virtual Bridges, and VMware.

The vendors that were placed in the “Contenders” category were Red Hat, Unidesk, Virtual Computer, and Wanova.

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