VMware's server virtualization market share likely won't suffer drastically, because the vast majority of these businesses will only be adding Hyper-V or XenServer to their existing VMware infrastructures -- not making wholesale replacements. Still, the study results could mean good things for the server virtualization market share of Microsoft and Citrix.
Microsoft received more good news when VKernel released a version of its Capacity Analyzer for Hyper-V. VMware has hundreds of companies that offer third-party support for its products, and that will be a requirement for Microsoft and Citrix to increase their server virtualization market share.
Get the full details on the XenServer and Hyper-V vs. VMware battle in this edition of This Week in Virtualization. Virtualization consultant Lew Smith, a product manager with Interphase Systems and blogger for Interphase Exchange, also calls in to discuss the changes he's seeing when it comes to server virtualization market share.
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This was first published in December 2009