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Worldwide Virtual Machine Software Market Shares, 2017: Virtualization Still Showing Positive Growth

Worldwide Virtual Machine Software Market Shares, 2017: Virtualization Still Showing Positive Growth

This IDC study examines the market share of virtual machine software vendors in 2017 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 the software-defined compute (SDC) software market. 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 has shown better than expected resiliency in the face of saturation, cloud, and containers," says Gary Chen, research manager, Software-Defined Compute. "Virtualization is still the core compute foundation for the datacenter, but the role of the hypervisor is beginning to change."

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