VMware named a leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization infrastructure
By BiztechAfrica – July 11, 2014, 8:39 a.m.
VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, has announced that VMware is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for the fifth year in a row.
According to Gartner, “The x86 server virtualization infrastructure market is the foundation for two extremely important market trends that relate and overlap: infrastructure modernisation and cloud computing.”
“Customers of all sizes rely on VMware’s virtualization software at the core of their data centres and as a key building block in their hybrid cloud environments,” said Wayne Biehn, regional manager Africa: West East Central Southern Africa (WECA), at VMware. “We believe VMware’s placement in the Leader’s Quadrant for five consecutive years highlights the impact our vision, strategy and offerings are having within modern IT environments. Importantly, we continue to innovate and extend virtualization beyond compute to network virtualization and software-defined storage to help our customers dramatically increase IT efficiency, agility and flexibility across data center domains.”
Industry Momentum and Recognition
VMware vSphere, the underlying platform of vSphere with Operations Management and the VMware vCloud Suite, is broadly utilised by enterprises, small and midsize businesses (SMBs), hybrid and public cloud service providers, and as a foundation for the growing virtual desktop (VDI) market.
- VMware’s customer base is more than 500,000 customers worldwide including 100 percent of the Fortune 100.
- Built on VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Hybrid Service enables organisations to quickly and seamlessly extend their data center into the cloud using the tools and processes they know and rely on.
- There are now more than 272 VMware vCloud public clouds across 42 countries.
- More than 4,500 applications are supported on VMware vSphere, including new workloads such as the SAP HANA platform certified on VMware vSphere 5.5 for production use.
The 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure is available for review at: http://www.gartner.com/reprints/vmware-vol5?id=1-1WR7CAC&ct=140703&st=sb