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VMware Again Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.

According to the report: "As of mid-2011, at least 40% of x86 architecture workloads have been virtualized on servers; furthermore, the installed base is expected to grow five-fold from 2010 through 2015 (as both the number of workloads in the marketplace grow and as penetration grows to more than 75%)." Moreover, "Although virtualization can offer an immediate and tactical return on investment (ROI), virtualization is an extremely strategic foundation for infrastructure modernization, improving the speed and quality of IT services, and migrating to hybrid and public cloud computing."

"The market continues to embrace virtualization as a foundation for IT transformation, gaining maximum efficiency from existing resources while establishing a new model for efficient, agile cloud operations," said Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer, VMware. "We believe our position as a leader reflects VMware's success in leading the market beyond early-stage server consolidation to establish the globally consistent infrastructure for private and public cloud environments while also creating the new backbone of the modern desktop."

Additional Industry Recognition and Momentum

  • VMware vSphere® is the most widely deployed virtualization platform in the world, broadly utilized by enterprises, small and medium size businesses (SMBs), public cloud service providers and as a foundation for the growing virtual desktop (VDI) market.
  • In the past year, VMware's installed base has grown to more than 250,000 customers worldwide, including 100 percent of the Fortune 100.
  • More than 1,400 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) support more than 2,500 applications running on VMware vSphere
  • More than 5100 global service providers leverage VMware vSphere as the foundation for their public cloud services.

To read the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure report, please visit

Published Thursday, July 07, 2011 5:46 AM by David Marshall
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