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The Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2013-2023

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1. Executive Summary
1. Executive Summary 1.1 Cloud Computing Becoming a Ubiquity in the Enterprise Sector 1.2 SMB Adoption Driving the Cloud-Based VDI Market 1.3 Benefits of Cloud Adoption Outweigh the Security Risks 1.4 Wide Array of Vendors Providing a Range of Cloud-Based VDI Services Suited to All Needs 1.5 Aim of the Report 1.6 Structure of the Report 1.7 Report Scope 1.8 Highlights in the report include: 1.9 Who is This Report For? 1.10 Questions Answered by this Report 1.11 Benefits of This Report 1.12 Methodology 1.13 Market Definition 1.14 Points Emerged from this Research 1.15 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecast 2013-2023 1.16 Global Cloud-Based VDI User Forecast 2013-2023 1.17 Average Cost per User for Cloud-Based VDI 2013-2023 1.18 Global Cloud-Based VDI Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 1.19 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecast 2013-2023

2. Introduction to the Cloud-Based VDI Market


2.1 The Significant Expansion of the Cloud Computing Market 2.2 Business Problems With Traditional IT and the Move to Cloud 2.2.1 The Problem of Hardware Updates 2.2.2 The Problem of Software Updates 2.3 Virtualisation 2.4 What is Cloud-Based Virtualisation and How Does it Work? 2.5 The Benefits of Virtualisation 2.5.1 Grid Computing 2.6 Enterprise Cloud 2.6.1 Changes and Challenges in Enterprise 2.6.2 Enterprises Shifting to Cloud to Focus on Core Competencies 2.6.3 Increasing BYOD & Mobile Computing Trend in Enterprises

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2.7 Market Drivers 2.7.1 High Demand for Cloud Computing Services 2.7.2 The Rise of Open Source Cloud Computing and VDI Solutions 2.7.3 Salience of Dynamic IT Infrastructure 2.7.4 Popularity of IT Outsourcing and Managed Services 2.7.5 Creating Possibilities for Application-Testing 2.7.6 Workforce Mobility 2.7.7 Expanding Collaboration 2.7.8 Mobile Computing 2.7.9 HTML5 2.7.10 Lowering Costs 2.7.11 Shifting from a CAPEX to an OPEX Model 2.7.12 Cloud Drivers and Enablers for SMBs 2.8 Market Restraints 2.8.1 Cloud Security a Major Concern for Organizations 2.8.1.1 Trust and Data Security 2.8.2 Data Transit Vulnerabilities 2.8.3 SLA & Quality of Service 2.8.4 Legal Compliance 2.8.5 Encryption Limitation 2.8.6 Customer Identification 2.8.7 Unwieldy Structures in Enterprise 2.8.8 Vulnerability to Massive Outages 2.8.9 Implications for SMBs Virtualisation 2.8.10 Historic Image of Complexity and High Cost 2.8.11 Determination to Maximise Utility of Existing Systems 2.8.12 Cloud Commoditisation 2.8.13 Capacity Issues 2.8.14 Interoperability Issues 2.8.15 A Diverse Value Chain 2.8.16 Data Corruption 2.8.17 Physical Security 2.8.18 Low and Slow Documentation of VDI Successes 2.9 Market Dynamics 2.10 Comparing and Contrasting Hosting and Cloud Services 2.11 The Promise of Virtual Desktops

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3. Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecasts 2013-2023
3.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 3.2 Cloud-Based VDI User Base Forecasts Depicts Substantial Growth 3.3 Average Cost per User for Cloud-Based VDI 2013-2023 3.4 Correlation between Cloud-Based VDI Cost and User Base

4. Global Cloud-Based VDI Submarket Forecasts 2013-2023


4.1 What are the Leading Submarkets in Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023? 4.1.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Submarket Forecast AGR & CAGR 4.1.2 Software-as-a-Service Leading the Cloud-Based VDI with a Market Share of 60.4% In 2013 4.2 SaaS to Witness Consistent Rise throughout the Forecast Period 4.2.1 Cloud-Based VDI SaaS Submarket Forecast Summary 2013-2023 4.3 Cloud-Based VDI IaaS Popular Amongst Large Enterprises 4.3.1 Cloud-Based VDI IaaS Submarket Forecast Summary 2013-2023 4.4 Private Cloud a Slow Mover in the Cloud-Based VDI Ecosystem 4.4.1 Cloud-Based VDI Private Cloud Submarket Forecast Summary 2013-2023 4.5 Cloud-Based VDI DaaS Market still in its Infancy Stages 4.5.1 Cloud-Based VDI DaaS Submarket Forecast Summary 2013-2023

5. Regional Cloud-Based VDI Forecasts 2013-2023


5.1 Overview 5.2 Europe Leading Region in Terms of Revenue in 2013 5.2.1 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast AGR & CAGR 5.2.2 North America Leading Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Share in 2013 with 47.9% 5.5 North America Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecasts 2013-2023 5.5.1 North America Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast Summary 2013-2023 5.6 Asia Pacific Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecasts 2013-2023 5.6.1 Asia Pacific Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast Summary 2013-2023 5.7 Europe Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecasts 2013-2023 5.7.1 Europe Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast Summary 2013-2023 5.8 Middle East & Africa Cloud-Based VDI Market Still in its Growth Stages 5.8.1 Middle East & Africa Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast Summary 2013-2023 5.9 Latin America Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecasts 2013-2023 5.9.1 Latin America Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast Summary 2013-2023

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6. SWOT Analysis of The Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 7. Expert Opinion
7.1 Dizzion 7.1.1 Dizzion Company Background & Cloud-Based VDI Offerings 7.1.2 Key Trends & Developments in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.1.3 Changes to Traditional IT Management 7.1.4 Primary Drivers & Restraints of the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.1.5 How Are VDI Restraints and Preconceptions Being Overcome? 7.1.6 Technological Developments in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.1.7 The Evolution of VDI alongside Enterprise Mobile Devices 7.1.8 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Outlook 7.1.9 Regional Growth in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.1.10 Opportunities and Challenges in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.1.11 Final Thoughts 7.2 V3 Systems 7.2.1 V3 Systems Company Background & Cloud-Based VDI Offerings 7.2.2 Key Trends & Developments in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.2.3 Changes to Traditional IT Management 7.2.4 Primary Drivers & Restraints of the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.2.5 How Are VDI Restraints and Preconceptions Being Overcome? 7.2.6 Technological Developments in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.2.7 The Evolution of VDI alongside Enterprise Mobile Devices 7.2.8 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Outlook 7.2.9 Regional Growth in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.2.10 Opportunities and Challenges in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.3 Virtual Bridges 7.3.1 Virtual Bridges Company Background & Cloud-Based VDI Offerings 7.3.2 Key Trends & Developments in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.3.3 Changes to Traditional IT Management 7.3.4 Primary Drivers & Restraints of the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.3.5 How Are VDI Restraints and Preconceptions Being Overcome? 7.3.6 Technological Developments in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.3.7 The Evolution of VDI alongside Enterprise Mobile Devices 7.3.8 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Outlook

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7.3.9 Regional Growth in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.3.10 Opportunities and Challenges in the Cloud-Based VDI Market 7.3.11 Final Thoughts

8. Leading Cloud-Based VDI Companies Analysis


8.1 Amazon 8.1.1 Amazon Web Services (AWS) 8.1.2 Amazon Workspaces 8.2 Cisco Systems 8.2.1 Featured Products 8.3 Citrix 8.3.1 Citrix Products 8.3.2 Kaviza Acquisition 8.4 Dell/ Wyse 8.4.1 Wyse 8.4.2 Partnership with Citrix 8.4.3 PocketCloud 8.5 Hewlett-Packard (HP) 8.6 IBM 8.6.1 IBM Second-Generation VDI 8.6.2 Additional Capabilities 8.7 Microsoft 8.7.1 Microsoft Windows Azure 8.7.2 Microsoft VDI 8.8 MokaFive 8.8.1 MokaFive Suite 8.8.2 MokaFive Service 8.9 NComputing 8.9.1 Basic Functions and Product Line 8.9.2 L-Series 8.9.3 M-Series 8.9.4 N-Series 8.9.5 X-Series 8.10 Rackspace 8.11 V3 Systems 8.11.1 V3 Products

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8.12 VMware 8.12.1 VMware Workstation 8 8.12.2 VMware View 8.12.3 View 5 Features 8.12.3 View Desktop Types 8.13 Additional Players in the Cloud Computing Services Ecosystem

9. Conclusion
9.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.1.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue 2013-2023 9.1.2 Global Cloud-Based VDI User Base 2013-2023 9.1.3 Methods of Delivering Cloud-Based VDI 9.1.3.1SaaS Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.1.3.2 IaaS Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.1.3.3 Private Hosting Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.1.3.4 DaaS Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.2 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Markets 2013-2023 9.2.1 The North American Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.2.2 The Asia-Pacific Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.2.3 The European Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.2.4 The Latin American Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.2.5 The Middle East and African Cloud-Based VDI Market 2013-2023 9.3 Cost of Cloud-Based VDI Technology 9.4 Cloud-Based VDI Influence & Future Market Potential 9.5 Points Emerged from this Research 9.6 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecast 2013-2023 9.7 Global Cloud-Based VDI User Forecast 2013-2023 9.8 Average Cost per User for Cloud-Based VDI 2013-2023 9.9 Global Cloud-Based VDI Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 9.10 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecast 2013-2023

10. Glossary

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List of Tables
Table 1.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast Summary 2013, 2018, 2023 ($ billion, CAGR %) Table 1.2 Global Cloud-Based VDI Users Forecast Summary 2013, 2018, 2023 (million, CAGR %) Table 1.3 Average Cost Per User for PC and VDI Model Forecast 2013, 2018, 2023 ($, AGR %) Table 1.4 Global Cloud-Based VDI Submarket Forecast Summary 2013, 2018, 2023 ($ billion, CAGR %) Table 1.5 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecast Summary 2013, 2018, 2023 ($ billion, CAGR %) Table 2.1 Challenges of Traditional IT Departments Table 2.2 Types of Virtualisation Table 2.3 Cloud-Based Virtualisation Elements and Processes Table 2.4 Benefits of Cloud Virtualisation Table 2.5 Global Cloud Computing Services Market Forecast 2013-2018 ($ bn, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 3.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 3.2 Global Cloud-Based VDI User Forecast 2013-2023 (million, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 3.3 Average Cost Per User for PC and VDI Model Forecast 2013-2023 ($, AGR %) Table 3.4 Average Cost Per User for PC and VDI Model CAGR Forecast 2013-2023; 2013-2018; 2018-2023 (CAGR%) Table 4.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion) Table 4.2 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 (AGR%) Table 4.3 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Submarket CAGR Forecast (%) 2013-2018, 2018-2023, and 2013-2023 Table 4.4 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Share Forecast by Type 2013-2023 (%) Table 4.5 Global Cloud-Based VDI SaaS Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 4.6 Global Cloud-Based VDI IaaS Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 4.7 Global Cloud-Based VDI Private Cloud Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 4.8 Global Cloud-Based VDI DaaS Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 5.1 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion) Table 5.2 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Revenue AGR Forecast 2013-2023 (AGR %) Table 5.3 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Revenue CAGR Forecast (%) 2013-2018, 2018-2023, and 2013-2023 Table 5.4 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Share Forecast 2013-2023 (%) Table 5.5 North America Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 5.6 Asia Pacific Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 5.7 Europe Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 5.8 Middle East & Africa Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 5.9 Latin America Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR%, Cumulative) Table 6.1 SWOT Analysis of the Cloud-Based VDI Mobile Device Shipments 2013-2023

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Table 8.1 Cisco Systems Featured VDI/UCS Products Table 8.2 Microsoft, Selected Corporate Acquisition and Partnership Timeline 2006-2012 Table 8.3 Citrix Selected Product and Service Descriptions Table 8.4 HP VDI Building Blocks and Characteristic Features Table 8.5 IBM Cloud Offerings Table 8.6 Additional Capabilities of Virtual Desktop for Smart Business 6.0 Table 8.7 Key Features of Microsoft VDI in Windows Server 2012 Table 8.8 RackSpace Cloud Offerings Table 8.9 V3 Systems Appliance Controls Table 8.10 V3 Appliances and Capabilities Table 8.11 Focal Points of VMwares Workstation 8 Table 8.12 VMWare View Desktop Types Comparison Table 8.13 VMWare View Desktop Types Description Table 8.14 Vendors in the Cloud-Based VDI Market Table 9.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast Summary 2013, 2018, 2023 ($ billion, CAGR %) Table 9.2 Global Cloud-Based VDI Users Forecast Summary 2013, 2018, 2023 (million, CAGR %) Table 9.3 Average Cost Per User for PC and VDI Model Forecast 2013, 2018, 2023 ($, AGR %) Table 9.4 Global Cloud-Based VDI Submarket Forecast Summary 2013, 2018, 2023 ($ billion, CAGR %) Table 9.5 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Forecast Summary 2013, 2018, 2023 ($ billion, CAGR %)

List of Figures
Figure 2.1 Elements of the Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Figure 2.2 Global Cloud Computing Services Market Forecast 2013-2018 ($ bn, AGR%) Figure 2.3 Tech Companies Planning VDI Migration 2009; 2012 (%) Figure 2.4 SMB Business Value Drivers & Enablers Figure 2.5 Top 5 Concerns when Deploying VDI (descending order of importance to firms) Figure 2.6 Amazon EC2 Structure Figure 2.7 Amazon EC2 EBS RDS Link Figure 3.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR%) Figure 3.2 Global Cloud-Based VDI User Forecast 2013-2023 (million, AGR %) Figure 3.3 Average Cost Per User for VDI and PC, 2013-2023 Forecast (US$) Figure 3.4 Average Cost of System Ownership Per User for VDI and PC, 2013-2023 AGR Forecast (%) Figure 3.5 VDI ACPU and User Forecast 2013-2023 (million users, $) Figure 4.1 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion) Figure 4.2 Global Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 (AGR %) Figure 4.3 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Share Forecast by Type 2013 (%)

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Figure 4.4 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Share Forecast by Type 2018 (%) Figure 4.5 Global Cloud-Based VDI Market Share Forecast by Type 2023 (%) Figure 4.6 Global Cloud-Based VDI SaaS Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR%) Figure 4.7 Global Cloud-Based VDI SaaS Market Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 4.8 Global Cloud-Based VDI IaaS Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR%) Figure 4.9 Global Cloud-Based VDI IaaS Market Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 4.10 Global Cloud-Based VDI Private Cloud Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR%) Figure 4.11 Global Cloud-Based Private Cloud Market Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 4.12 Global Cloud-Based VDI DaaS Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR%) Figure 4.13 Global Cloud-Based VDI DaaS Market Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 5.1 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion) Figure 5.2 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Revenue AGR Forecast 2013-2023 (AGR%) Figure 5.3 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Share Forecast 2013 (%) Figure 5.4 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Share Forecast 2018 (%) Figure 5.5 Regional Cloud-Based VDI Market Share Forecast 2023 (%) Figure 5.6 North America Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR%) Figure 5.7 North America Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 5.8 Asia Pacific Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR%) Figure 5.9 Asia Pacific Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 5.10 Europe Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR%) Figure 5.11 Europe Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 5.12 Middle East & Africa Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR%) Figure 5.13 Middle East & Africa Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 5.14 Latin America Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Forecast 2013-2023 ($ billion, AGR%) Figure 5.15 Latin America Cloud-Based VDI Revenue Share Forecast 2013, 2018 and 2023 (% Share) Figure 8.1 IBM Strategic Cloud Acquisitions Figure 8.2 VMware View Layer Interaction

Companies Mentioned in This Report


2X Software AccelOps Akamai Amazon Apple Apprenda AppSense

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Aterity Atlantis Computing AWS AWS Catbird Ceedo Cisco Systems Citrix ClearCube CloudSwitch Cumulux Dell Dell Wyse Desktone Desktoposites Dizzion EMC Corporation Ericom Software Eucalyptus Flexera Fujitsu GoGrid Google GridCentric GRUPPOapi Hewlett-Packard (HP) HP IBM IGEL InMage iomart Hosting Joyent Kaviza Mabuchi Motor Microsoft MokaFive

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NaviSite NComputing Netmoxie Northrop Grumman Oracle Panasonic Pano Logic Piston Cloud Computing Pivot3 Praim Rackspace Raytheon Red Hat Savvis SFData Skytap SOASTA SoftLayer Sony Sony BMG Greece Sony Ericsson Canada Sony Europe Sony Music Japan Sony Pictures Sony Thailand Sun Microsystems Talligent Teradici Thales Unidesk V3 V3 Systems VDIworks Viastak Virtual Bridges Vissensa

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VMWare Wyse ZenithInfotech

Government Agencies and Other Organisations Mentioned in This Report


Chuo University CIMA CIO City and County of Honolulu CRN ICERM MIT Sloan MSPAlliance UN US Department of Defense.

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Figure 4.12 Global Cloud-Based VDI DaaS Submarket Forecast 2013-2023 ($bn, AGR%)
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7. Expert Opinion
7.1 Dizzion
The following interview was conducted in November 2013. Visiongain would like to thank Manny Ladis, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Dizzion for participation in this interview.

7.1.1 Dizzion Company Background & Cloud-Based VDI Offerings


Visiongain: Please give us a little background about your company and your cloud-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offerings.

Manny Ladis: Dizzion is a cloud service provider that has created a scalable platform designed to provide hosted virtual desktops with a superior user experience to the small and medium size business (SMB) market. Dizzion is exploiting that market with a combination of: (i) a highperformance offering, (ii) attractive pricing driven by a proprietary architecture that dramatically lowers server and storage capital requirements and (iii) flexible and customizable customer configurations. Dizzion provides multi-tenant cloud and on-premise delivery options based on the best solution fit for the customer.

7.1.2 Key Trends & Developments in the Cloud-Based VDI Market


Visiongain: What would you say are the key trends and recent developments in the cloudbased Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) ecosystem and why?

Manny Ladis: Successfully deploying virtual desktop infrastructures has been limited by connection speeds and options between the server and users, so historically full-time virtual desktops have been used primarily within single-office local area networks or corporate wide area networks. As broadband connections and connectivity speeds have become ubiquitous, adoption of virtual desktops from remote locations has increased. Concurrent with increases in connection options and speeds, workforces have become more mobile, and additional types of devices including tablets and smartphones have become mainstream in businesses. The intersection of these three market trends, combined with economic pressure on IT departments to manage costs, have led to the growth of the desktop virtualization market.

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Table 8.1 Cisco Systems Featured VDI/UCS Products
Product Blade servers Rack servers Fabric interconnects UCS management Virtual interface cards Source: Visiongain 2013 Description Delivers a scalable and flexible architecture to optimise datacentre functionality and reduce TCO. Addresses fluctuating workload challenges through a varying balance of processing, memory, I/O, and internal storage resources. Create a single, highly available management domain with network connectivity and administrative capabilities that support all attached blades and chassis. Manages all system components and configurations through a unified, policy-driven extensible architecture. Simplify, enhance, and centralize I/O management while ensuring policy coherency and consistent network visibility.

8.3 Citrix
Founded by former IBM developer Ed Iacobucci in 1989, Citrix is one of the oldest providers in the desktop virtualisation market. From its inception, Citrix licensed Microsofts OS/2 source code, laying the foundation for a partnership that would hold through 2012.

See Table 8.2 for a timeline of Microsoft/Citrix collaborative efforts and projects.

Table 8.2 Microsoft, Selected Corporate Acquisition and Partnership Timeline 20062012
1989 Citrix licenses the OS/2 source code, developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM. Broadly, this allowed compatibility with the MS-DOS environment and early iterations of the Windows OS. Having obtained a source code license to Microsoft Windows NT 3.51, Citrix shipped a multi-user version of the OS with remote access capabilities rebranded as WinFrame. It targeted large enterprise 1995 clients. The same year, Citrix also release a repackaged version of Windows 95, which included Citrix WinFrame Client. 1996 Release of Windows NT 4.0 and Windows Terminal Server Edition. Microsoft and Citrix develop tighter technology integration to facilitate IT management of both 2009 distributed and centrally-hosted applications using Citrix XenApp and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Expansion of XenApp support for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to enable self-service

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