Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Published: 02 July 2014

ID: G00262673

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

Summary

At least 70% of x86 server workloads are virtualized, the market is mature and competitive, and enterprises have viable choices. An increasing number of enterprises are evaluating both the cost benefits of competitive migrations and the benefits of deploying multiple virtualization technologies.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

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

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Open-Source Communities (Such as Xen and KVM Hypervisors) Versus Vendor-Embedded OSS Business Models

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players

Context

Market Overview

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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