How Microsoft App-V Makes Client Virtualization Just A Simple Task

Discover the numbers behind client virtualization.

Microsoft App-V speeds application deployment by eliminating the need for apps to be installed locally on each client. By streaming software through a centrally managed service, the product enables IT managers to assign and manage apps through Active Directory.

App-V can aid new PC rollouts or Windows upgrades and minimizes conflict between applications, even enabling users to run multiple versions of the same application. The product preserves apps and user settings whether users are online or offline. What’s more, App-V can help IT departments get users the tools they need to do their jobs faster.

By the Numbers


Percentage of government organizations using desktop virtualization today

SOURCE: “2011 Desktop Virtualization Trends in Healthcare Research Report” (Imprivata, 2011)



Improved security is the top driver of desktop virtualization plans

SOURCE: “Desktop Virtualization Earns Its Stripes” (Intel, September 2011)



Year by which the vast majority of organizations will have implemented desktop virtualization

SOURCE: “Desktop Virtualization and Security: A Global Market Research Report” (Citrix, December 2011)



Percentage of respondents who deem user productivity the top factor in calculating client virtualization ROI

SOURCE: “Desktop Virtualization Earns Its Stripes” (Intel, September 2011)


$5 billion

Estimated size of the desktop virtualization market in 2016

SOURCE: “Desktop Virtualization: The Global Market for Virtualized Business Desktop PCs” (ABI Research, June 2011)



Number of virtualization delivery models (virtual-hosted desktops, app streaming, terminal services, client-side virtual container and OS image streaming)

SOURCE: “Desktop Virtualization Earns Its Stripes” (Intel, September 2011)

Jan 09 2012