VMware Facing Challengers on all Sides
It is clear that VMware is facing significant challenges from at least four different sectors. Citrix, Microsoft, the Xen community and Red Hat are all hoping to push the VMware off of the throne and assume the title of “King of Virtual Machine Technology.” The stiff challenge is causing the hypervisor itself to become a commodity and, as my colleague Greg Zwackman pointed out in a recent report “Virtualization Software: Market Sizing and and Forecasts Overview,” suppliers will be forced to look to other segments of the overall market for virtualization technology for increased revenues and profits.
VMware today holds the lions share of the overall market for virtualization technology including products for application virtualization, desktop virtualization, server virtualization, management of virtualized environments and security for virtualized environments. It counts on the help of partners, such as Cisco and EMC, for help in the areas of network virtualization and storage virtualization. It has a broad ecosystem and strong marketing.
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