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Top 5 reasons to consider VDI in 2011

If you're considering implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in your environment in 2011, you're not alone. The current install base of VDI deployments is still relatively small, but double-digit growth figures are expected as desktop virtualization technology matures and the market continues to transition from niche to mainstream.

According to Gartner, the worldwide hosted virtual desktop market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 million units, up from around 500,000 units in 2009. Revenue is predicted to grow from about $1.5 billion in 2009 to $65.7 billion in 2013, a number that is equal to more than 40 percent of the worldwide professional PC market. That's a pretty big undertaking.

Organizations are anticipating the flexibility, efficiency, and other benefits VDI will bring, enabling administrators to manage desktops from a central location and providing end-users the ability to access their environments remotely from any location. But if the VDI market is going to live up to Gartner's expectations, these organizations will have to start kicking things into high gear. So what are the five key reasons to consider a VDI initiative in 2011?

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Find out the top 5 reasons to consider VDI in this InfoWorld Virtualization Report article.

Published Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:43 AM by David Marshall
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