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Hyper-V Kicking Butt and Taking Market Share

Who would've guessed that a free hypervisor aimed directly against one costing over five grand (for a high-end edition of ESX) would quickly gain market share? If you said IDC, you'd be correct. This veteran research house says that Hyper-V, "when combined with Virtual Server 2005, helped Microsoft to capture 23 percent of new license shipments in 2Q 2008." That's great news for Microsoft execs.

So what's the good news for VMware? "Worldwide new server shipments virtualized increased 52 percent year over year in the second quarter," IDC says. Looks like there's plenty of business for everyone.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/20/2008 at 1:16 PM


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