The virtual client computing (VCC) market for EMEA is expected to grow from $804.9m (£507.31m) in 2013 to $1.181bn in 2018, according to the latest research from IDC.
The anticipated growth in revenue for the VCC market represents a compound annual growth rate of 7.5 per cent between 2013 and 2018.
The research assesses the different approaches to desktop virtualisation, as well as market drivers and inhibitors, and claims that growth in the market will be driven by the centralised virtual desktop (CVD) category.
Andreas Olah, research analyst at IDC, said: "Following the advances in datacentre infrastructure virtualisation, it is more than logical to bring their efficiency and flexibility to desktops and applications by introducing a VCC solution.
"Cloud service providers are also expected to take a greater chunk of the VDI market with their hosted DaaS and WaaS solutions, which bring the benefits of client and desktop virtualisation to small enterprises in the same way cloud computing has changed the way IT infrastructure resources are consumed," Olah said.
IDC predicts that major European markets and the Middle East will catch up rapidly with the more mature markets over the next five years, while adoption in southern, central and eastern Europe will remain low.
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