More organisations are virtualising desktops than ever before. According to Gartner, the hosted virtual desktop market could hit 76 million users by 2016. IDC agrees, predicting the on- premise and hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) market could reach $1.3 billion in the next three years.
What’s driving this growth? The increased security of getting data off the edge. The anywhere – any device access and BYOD trend that enhances user mobility (and is resulting in employees working more!). The longer lifespans and lower energy footprint of zero clients compared to PCs. The potential for simpler desktop management and massive operational cost savings.
With so many clear benefits, why are many VDI projects stuck in the early stages of deployment? Why are some being scrapped entirely and companies going back to refreshing their PCs?
Complexity is the number one factor that has stalled VDI projects, but complexity can mean a wide range of things.