Demand for VDI continues to surge. A recent report finds that the VDI market will grow at 17% CAGR from 2021 to 2026. In part, this growth will be thanks to hybrid work. Here are five ways VDI trends to watch in 2022 as hybrid work becomes the norm for businesses everywhere.
VDI Growth to Continue As Workers Return to Office
In many ways, remote work has seen its zenith. The future will be largely impacted by hybrid work. In fact, a recent study from Pulse has found that 100% of IT leaders plan for a hybrid work scenario. Clearly, organizations will need a solution for hybrid work. That solution will be a combination of VDI and secure endpoint operating systems and management solutions. When deployed effectively, IT workers and end users will benefit from productive work environments.
With Most Workers Needing to Return to Office in Some Capacity, IT will Rethink Their Endpoint Strategy
For two years now, many organizations have seen the majority of their workforce accessing critical apps and data remotely. This means that organizations are going to need to rethink their endpoint strategy when workers return to office. Additionally, many of the devices that were purchased in a hurry will need to be replaced, due to an inability to meet performance requirements.
Bring Your Own Device Will Become More Critical Than Ever
As hybrid work becomes the workplace norm, so will bring your own device (BYOD). As workers return to the office, they will expect to be able to access critical apps and data on both personal and work computers – switching between them seamlessly. IT will need an effective BYOD policy and strategy in place in order to handle this evolving workplace norm.
Device Form Factors Will Continue to Evolve
The workplace is smarter and more varied than ever. From a device perspective, things will continue to get more interesting. This means a wider array of devices will be needed to power advanced use cases. Smart workplaces, lower cost devices, devices to suit specific needs in addition to personal devices – all of these will be encapsulated beneath a broader and more efficient, hybrid work strategy.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Desktops as a Service Will Become More Accessible
Thanks to the efforts of our partners, VDI and DaaS are more accessible than ever. Whether it be through Windows 365, Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktops, connecting workers with what they need via Nutanix Frame, or through Citrix and VMware, IT leaders around the world have seen that cloud/VDI computing technologies have never been more feasible for enterprises and organizations of any shape and size.