Today at Citrix Summit 2010, research has been announced which shows that enterprise-wide desktop virtualization sales are doubling every year according to European IT VARS, integrators and converged resellers. Having surveyed 20 per cent of Citrix solutions providers across Europe, Citrix found that they are experiencing a compound annual growth rate of 99 per cent from 2008 to 2012.

While it’s fair to say you’d expect this from a Citrix-engaged channel, it is encouraging nonetheless. Commenting on the announcement to the attending press, Carsten Thomsen, vice president for channel sales programs and strategy for EMEA, at Citrix said: “These are enterprise-wide desktop virtualisation deployments, not just a department using VDI. As you’d imagine, enterprise-wide desktop virtualisation means using a selection of virtualisation technologies to support different types of workers in appropriate way. That consultancy is a crucial role that the solutions provider fulfils.”