Worldwide Virtual Machine Software Forecast, 2022–2026

Worldwide Virtual Machine Software Forecast, 2022–2026

This IDC study provides a top-down sizing of the virtual machine software (VMS) market in 2021 and a 2022–2026 forecast for this market. Historical and forecast revenue data is shown for the total worldwide market. Virtual machine software is a submarket of the software-defined compute (SDC) software functional market. Virtual machine software includes hypervisor revenue derived from traditional noncloud server virtualization deployments and does not include hypervisor revenue that is bundled with cloud system software for cloud deployments.According to Gary Chen, research director, IDC's Software-Defined Compute, "Virtual machine software continues to be a foundational datacenter technology that is the compute standard today. However, the layers above the hypervisor are evolving to cloud architectures and containers, which will have modernization impacts on virtualization."

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Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Virtualization Is a Standard Server Technology
High Virtualization Rates in Mature Markets
Evolution from Virtual Machine Software to Cloud System Software and Public Cloud
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Historical and Forecast Market Values and Exchange Rates
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