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Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure


Virtualization penetration has surpassed 50% of all server workloads, and continues to grow. The competitive market for x86 server virtualization infrastructure has matured, leading more enterprises to reconsider their choices, and, instead, consider multiple virtualization infrastructures.

Published: 11 June 2012

ID: G00234567

Analyst(s): Thomas Bittman, George Weiss, Mark Margevicius, Philip Dawson

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Citrix Systems
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Parallels
    • Red Hat
    • VMware
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Open-Source Communities (e.g., Xen and KVM Hypervisors) Versus Vendor-Embedded Open-Source Software Business Models
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

Recommended Reading

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