During the WPC 2014 Keynote Microsoft COO Kevin Turner showed the following slide and commented it:
Hyper-V is eating VMware’s lunch
Hyper-V has now 30,6% market share in x86 Server Virtualization which means Microsoft won 4.6% since the release of Windows Server 2012. VMware is now at 46.4% market share which means they lost 5.1% market share since the release of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
And this because of good reasons, like great features and 4 times lower cost than VMware. So if you are still running VMware you should definitely have a look at Hyper-V now!Tags: ESX, Hyper-V, Hypervisor, Market Share, Microsoft, Priave Cloud, Virtualization, VMware, WPC, WPC 2014 Last modified: January 7, 2019
So if Microsoft has 30.6% and VMware 46.4% in Q1 CY2014, how do you represent them on a chart ?
Looks too me like the vlaue points for Microsoft are properly written in the chart… 0%, 11%, 26%, and 30.6%
but what for VMware ? They go from 11% to 5% ? or was it 51.5% to 46.5% ?
That chart has a serious issue :-)
the Chart is about the change in market share not about market share itself.
You should have ended your sentence with “Dumbass”
Since I came to his post from Data Visualization Google+ group, comment by Erik sounds very relevant to me. Even if the graph is technically correct, using lines (connect dots) to represent growth might not be a good idea, as lines are more easily perceived to represent levels. And I believe that a regular viewer of this graph would make an interpretation that Microsoft ate WMware for lunch in market share.
Who use Hiper-V in production ? percentage don’t give the whole picture, give some data point. On my early days , my company used to pay $100 and next year the declared 50% increase and was saying see your friends working for big company getting just 2% increase :-)
Microsoft Hyper-V – 4x less than the cost of VMware? This statement itself is a very brave one to make on the internet.
VMware’s hypervisor is totally free, as is Microsoft’s hypervisor.
The Windows Server licensing costs are identical regardless of which platform it’s virtualised on.
Managing the actual VM Hosts is what costs – in fact it’s cheaper with current deals to go for VMware vSphere Enterprise than it is to go for Microsoft System Center with like-for-like management capability.
Therefore your whole post is mostly baseless. Hyper-V does tend to be better than VMware in the SMB playing field, where IT Managers and entry-level technicians are comfortable supporting <3 hosts from Failover Cluster Manager and Hyper-V Manager MMC snap-ins.
For Enterprise Datacenter Virtualization and the software-defined datacenter, VMware comes out on top every time. The facts can't lie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpqB6uV81FQ (skip to 35:30)