DaaS Global Market Trend Survey: Key Research Findings
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The market for Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) and cloud-hosted desktops continues to mature and evolve to incorporate changing IT infrastructure models, add new services, and provide packaged applications and IT services to larger organizations.
In Q3 2016, the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence conducted a global survey of these service providers to gain insights into the evolution of this emerging market, and where possible, compare the results with surveys from previous years. This year’s survey generated more than 800 responses from Citrix Service Providers, up from 500 responses in 2015, an increase that may signal increased interest and intensity in DaaS and other mobility services compared to previous years. Survey responses represented from more than 25 countries on five continents, illustrating the global appeal of DaaS and apps delivered as a service.
The responses suggest that the market for DaaS and cloud-hosted desktops is maturing and expanding based on the following high-level takeaways: