Can Microsoft Live Up to the Hype(rV)?
"Slow and steady" has often been the Microsoft mantra. When entering new markets, the company has often been a laggard, slow to recognize emerging opportunities and delivering first releases that generally lack the functionality found in competitive solutions. It usually takes the industry Goliath a few revs of a product cycle to close the gap and make itself into a formidable market force.
Such a scenario appears to be unfolding with Hyper-V, the Microsoft virtualization product. When introduced a few years ago, the product significantly trailed competitive systems — mainly the solutions from market kingpin VMware Inc. During the past few years, Microsoft has tried to catch up and has made some progress. "Microsoft is battling for second place in the virtualization market; everyone is well behind VMware," says Gary Chen, research manager for Enterprise Virtualization Software at IDC.
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