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Market Share Analysis: Virtualization Infrastructure Software, Worldwide, 2017

Published: 27 June 2018

ID: G00365808

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow


New license revenue and market share growth opportunities are diminishing in place of preserving maintenance revenue. Technology product managers should focus on value-added extension and adjacent market segments, while avoiding unsuccessful competitive marketing positions.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

  • Regional Variation
  • Fear of a Server "Virtualization Tax" — or Software Audit — Has Not Materially Improved Market Share
  • Value-Add and Market Adjacencies
  • Virtual Desktops

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • VMware
  • Citrix
  • Huawei
  • Inspur
  • Red Hat

Other Notable Vendors

  • Microsoft
  • Nutanix

Mergers and Acquisitions

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