According to Gartner, “As of mid-2013, almost two-thirds of x86 architecture workloads have been virtualised on servers.” The report continues: “Virtualisation is a fundamental enabler to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and will be used to establish private cloud services, public
cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud services. Effectively, all IaaS offerings will rely on VMs or container technology.”
“VMware’s virtualisation software empowers customers of all sizes to dramatically simplify IT while achieving increased levels of agility, control and efficiency,” said John Gilmartin, Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware. “We believe being positioned as a leader in
Gartner’s x86 Magic Quadrant for four consecutive years speaks to our vision, strategy and offerings, partnering with our customers to enable them to manage, secure, provision their data whether it is on premises or off premises.”
Industry Momentum and Recognition
VMware vSphere is the most widely deployed virtualisation platform in the world, broadly utilised by enterprises, small and midsize businesses (SMBs), public cloud service providers and as a foundation for the growing virtual desktop (VDI) market.