KVM Switch Market

KVM Switch Market: Secure Switch Sales to Dominate, Multi-user Switch Gaining Ground: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment, 2018–2028


KVM (Keyboard, Video, and Mouse) switch is a hardware device which allows server administrators to control multiple computing devices from a video display monitor, single keyboard, and mouse.  KVM switch-based system performs the functions like management, monitoring, and control of an enterprise environment from a central location. 

KVM switches are usually deployed in data centers that have multiple servers and computers in a single server rack. Datacenter personnel can rapidly connect to any server in the rack with a KVM switch allowing the personnel to control several computers from a single KVM device. Now, these KVM switches also allow to USB devices and switch audio (for example printers) between the different computers.

Gradual Growth Prospects for Global KVM Switch Market

The report on global KVM switch market covers detailed information about the market size (US$ Mn), trends & projections, market dynamics (drivers, restraints, and opportunities), recent developments, and the competition landscape pertaining to the global KVM Switch market for the study period 2018-2028.

The global KVM Switch market has been slated to witness sluggish growth over the next decade, reaching just-under US$ 775 Mn by the end of 2028. FMI’s analysis has projected a poor CAGR of 2.3% for the global KVM switch market over 2018-2028. Increasing data centers across the emerging economies, coupled with the flexibility offered by KVM switches, are among factors that continue to sustain the demand for the KVM switch.

KVM Secure Switch to Represent Dominating Sales through 2028

The KVM secure switch segment is estimated to hold a significant share in the global KVM Switch market in terms of value during the entire forecast period. However, the overall growth of this segment will remain modest throughout the projection period.

Energy-efficient & Space-saving Enhancements to Favor Growth of KVM Switch Market

KVM switches save space, reduce hardware-related expenses, and help streamline data center design. These are some of the most strongly advertised features of KVM switches. A less advertised feature of KVM switches is their energy and power efficiency enhancements. Less power is consumed as integrated KVM switches reduce hardware redundancy, which, in turn, results in low overall electrical load.

KVM switches also minimize the total number of data center rack cabinets, cable clutter, cooling system requirements, and the overall office floor space. These benefits of the integration of KVM switches into data center are estimated to drive the global KVM switches market during the forecast period.

Multi-user KVM Switch to Experience Above-average Demand Growth

Among all the switch types, the multi-user KVM switch is expected to hold a significant value share over the forecast period. The segment is projected to register 2.2X the growth registered by the single user KVM segment, by the end of the forecast period.

In terms of absolute $ opportunity, the multi-user KVM switch segment is expected to account for more than 85% of the total absolute $ opportunity created by the global KVM Switch market.

KVM Switch Manufacturers Targeting Potential Markets Emerging in East Asia & South Asia

By the end of the forecast period, Latin America, Europe, Oceania and Middle East & Africa (MEA) are estimated to lose their market value share at the end of the forecast period. Collectively, East Asia and South Asia regions are projected to register a CAGR of 5.8% by value, which is 2.5X more than the overall growth of the KVM Switch market by value.

North America region is estimated to register substantial growth and is expected to be followed by Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa in terms of value. East Asia and South Asia are projected to gain traction over the forecast period in the global KVM Switch market owing to an expected increase in the demand for KVM switches in the emerging countries such as China and India.

KVM Switch Market – Competitive Landscape

The global KVM Switch market is moderately fragmented with the presence of several global as well as regional players across the globe. Globally, the top 13 vendors in the KVM Switch market collectively hold a share of between 55% to 65% of the overall market in terms of value.

In the recent past, the KVM switch market has witnessed substantial developments from the competition perspective. Product launches, acquisitions & mergers, and expansions are some of the strategies chosen by key players to expand and sustain in the global KVM Switch market.

Some of the key competitors covered in this report include Dell Inc., Belkin International, Inc., D-Link Corporation, Aten International Co., Ltd., IOGEAR, Vertiv Co., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Fujitsu Ltd., Network Technologies Inc., APC (Schneider Electric), Adder Technology, Thinklogical (Belden Inc.) and Tripp Lite.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • How is the KVM Switch market expected to grow in terms of value during the study period?
  • How has the KVM Switch market evolved over the past four years?
  • What are the competition developments and trends in the KVM Switch market?
  • What are the prevailing market dynamics in the KVM Switch market?
  • What are the key challenges, opportunities, and improvements faced by market players in the global KVM Switch market?
  • What are the underlying macro-economic and industry factors impacting the growth of the KVM Switch market?
  •  How has the competition evolved in the KVM Switch market over the past few years?
  • What is the market positioning and what are the key strategies adopted by major manufacturers as per the market taxonomy in the global KVM Switch market?

KVM Switch Market: Segmentation

On the basis of the component, the global KVM Switch market has been segmented into:

  • KVM Desktop Switch
  • KVM IP Switch
  • KVM Secure Switch
  • KVM High-Performance Switch
  • Serial Console

On the basis of switch type, the global KVM Switch market has been segmented into:

  • Single User KVM
  • Multi-User KVM

On the basis of enterprise size, the global KVM Switch market has been segmented into:

  • SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Enterprise

On the basis of verticals, the global KVM Switch market has been segmented into:

  • Government/Public Sector
  • Telecom and IT
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Finance/Insurance
  • Content Provider/Media
  • Others

On the basis of region, the global KVM Switch market has been segmented into:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Italy
    •  France
    •  U.K.
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • East Asia
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • South Asia
    • India
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of South Asia
  • Oceania
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  • MEA (the Middle East & Africa)
    • GCC Countries
    • Turkey
    • Northern Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

Need specific information?

In the news

How Businesses Can Utilize Market Research to Create Reactive, Recession-proof Strategies for Survival

by - Sudip Saha, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Future Market Insights

Our Clients

View Our Reports from Technology

View Reports


KVM Switch Market