South Korea Sees VDI Growth Trends

6/15/2015 • by Josh Topolski

An article based out of Seoul reveals that South Korea is indeed noticing the growth trends attached to VDIs (virtual desktop infrastructures). It is hard to ignore the world wide move toward smart offices and mobile technology. More and more companies are latching on to the increased productivity potential VDI offers, not to mention the ability to improve their ROI experience.

So, what specifically has caught the attention of reporters in South Korea? Three things are at the forefront of their investigations. These three will be discussed briefly in the sections to follow. Rest assured that these noteworthy aspects are only the beginning of a technological revolution.

Smart Work Trends
The mobile office is indeed the wave of the future. With increased accessibility of smart phones, tablets and laptops, there is no logical reason why employees must complete all work in the office. The smart work era is upon us and those seeking to encourage freedom of expression, extended work hours and multi-faceted work locations, are grabbing hold of the VDI movement.
In fact, research is showing that banks, medical professionals and educational institutions are now employing this methodology. The key of course, is design security. These industries are in need of top secret technology. HIPPA and various other regulations ensure privacy and thus the creators of VDIs and other mobile technology must remain at the forefront of security design to maintain these customers.

VMWare Leads Local Market
In reality, VMWare is leading the local and global market. There are only a handful of successful VDI engineers and VMWare is at the top of the list. Reports show that VDI in the US and global markets, by 2018, will be worth over $115 billion. South Korea has realized that its own local market will be worth $644 million. That is not chump change.
While South Korea is certainly seeing massive movement in the VDI marketplace, there are some hindrances. These are covered in the Seoul based article and are referred to as localization needs. Which leads one to wonder, what are they?

Localization Needs
The biggest problem South Korea seems to have with VDI is the sheer fact that the creators are overseas. Because VMWare is known to have an extensive portfolio, there remains a need for a local entity to join the movement. In truth, VMWare is really the only company capable of creating an entirely virtualized data center and that has given them the ability to aggressively corner the market in South Korea.

Ideally, a Seoul based technology company will develop and integrate locally specific apps and additions to the current VDI options available. Related technology that targets the South Korea market will ensure that the educational institutions, along with the public and medical corporations, using this technology will have the ability to access those things beneficial to where they live and work. Always, local business and ideology should be supported.

The facts remain the same, no matter where one lives or is employed, technology is ever growing. Businesses hoping to gain some level of success need to grow with it at the same speed. That means embracing VDIs.

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