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August 22, 2014

How much will the Desktop-as-a-Service market grow come 2015?

Citrix partners share their predictions for the DaaS market.

By Joe Curtis

The desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) market is pegged to grow by around 50% over the next 12 months, according to a Citrix survey.

The virtualisation firm questioned 2,600 business partners, with 34% of them predicting DaaS revenues to grow between 16 and 50% come August 2015, while 19% anticipate growth of more than 50%.

The as-a-service solution is Citrix’s main offering, and is a cloud service where the back-end of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is hosted in the cloud.

Of Citrix’s programme partners, just over half believe DaaS will be in high demand as part of a bundled service combining it with line-of-business applications, mobile device management services and cloud file-sharing.

One-fifth of respondents believe DaaS will be delivered via a public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), while nearly half predict most DaaS services will rely on VMware’s hypervisor for support, compared to 29% who picked Microsoft’s Hyper-V server.

Citrix’s Cloud Services VP, Mitch Parker, said: "In a market where lots of vendors and pundits are claiming exponential growth of their DaaS solutions, this report provides clear, valuable insights into the maturity of the Citrix partner channel, their solutions and the value they truly provide to end users."

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