The results are in, and it’s great news for the growing service provider market. Today, Citrix releases the 2015 Global DaaS Market Survey, a global survey of service providers who shared their insights on Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) market growth, technology adoption, business trends and user insights.
The Global DaaS Market Survey uncovers new trends in market growth, vertical markets, and infrastructure adoption from service providers who are delivering hosted solutions around the globe. The study generated responses from more than 500 Citrix Service Providers located in 40 countries around the world ñ and the headlines are big.
- 71% of service provider partners predict growth in the DaaS market
- Adoption of public clouds is increasing to potentially 50% cloud adoption for DaaS in 2016
- Vertical focus is still driving business growth with strong presence in primary verticals like finance (11%), manufacturing (11%), and healthcare (10%)
- Service providers are expanding into offering complete workspaces (49%), but also individual hosted offerings like mobility (34%), file share and synch (29%), plus networking-as-a-Service (15%)
A Growing Hosting Market with More Complete Workspaces
While Citrix reported 50 percent year-over-year growth* in the number of hosted subscription seats delivered by Citrix Service Providers, the new report also shows strong growth in hosted services of all kinds.
The 2015 survey showed growth in service providers offering this complete Desktops-as-a-Service approach, but also new trends in hosted mobile device management, file share and synch, plus hosted networking. This is exciting for Citrix and our partners as we continue to develop and enhance the secure mobile workspace technologies that benefit people, wherever they choose to work.
A Cloud Future for Service Providers
A major finding in the 2015 report is the predicted growth of public cloud infrastructure for hosted service provider offerings. 50% of respondents want to be using public cloud for DaaS by June 2016. In 2014, respondents indicated plans to begin a shift to cloud IaaS, and the 2015 results demonstrate even more optimism toward a move to cloud-based resources.
This is so important because it shows why service providers are choosing Citrix for their DaaS initiatives. Only Citrix gives service providers the choices that are best for their business: choice of cloud – public or private, local or co-located data center, any hypervisor, any hardware to deliver the complete end user experience on any device, from any location.
Explore the Results: 2015 Global DaaS Market Survey
Learn more about service provider partner insights into the evolution of this emerging market with the full 2015 Global DaaS Market Survey, available today.
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* Citrix FY2014 earnings