Worldwide Virtual Machine Software Market Shares, 2015: VMware and Microsoft Lead Enterprise Virtualization
This IDC study examines the market share of virtual machine software vendors in 2015 as well as the market forces that influenced their performances. Virtual machine software is a competitive market in IDC's software taxonomy and a submarket of virtual machine and cloud system software (VMCSS). Virtual machine software includes hypervisor revenue derived from traditional server virtualization deployments and does not include hypervisor revenue that is bundled with cloud system software for cloud deployments."The VMS market is seeing flat to declining revenue for virtualization as value is shifting away from the core virtualization platform and into management. However, virtualization shipments are still healthy and growing, albeit at a reduced rate," says Gary Chen, research manager, Software-Defined Compute. "Virtualization is still a key technology going forward, but the role of the hypervisor is beginning to change due to the emergence of containers and cloud computing."
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