Hyper-V, XenServer catching up to VMware

Microsoft and Citrix have joined VMware as server virtualization leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Hyper-V and XenServer are gaining with SMBs.

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Microsoft and Citrix Systems are now server virtualization market leaders alongside VMware, according to this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Gartner has recognized the growth of Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer over the past year, especially among small and medium-sized businesses. Although these hypervisors’ low price tags and new features have helped, Gartner noted that VMware is entrenched in the enterprise and still has a leg up with its advanced management tools.

In this episode of This Week in Virtualization, our hosts discuss the Gartner Magic Quadrant and the server virtualization market’s changing landscape. There’s also news about Microsoft’s Windows Thin PC, plus brief previews of next week’s big VMware event and the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

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This was first published in July 2011

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