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Microsoft a leader in Gartner x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure 2016 Magic Quadrant

Year over year Microsoft is named as a leader in the Gartner x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Magic Quadrant and it gets closer and closer to VMware. Microsoft now is named again as a leader in Gartner x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure 2016 Magic Quadrant. Especially the integration with System Center and Microsoft Azure as well as the new security features in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V, makes Hyper-V a strong player in the hypervisor space. Check out the Microsoft Blog post for more information or my blog post about What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.

Gartner published the Gartner x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure MQ with Microsoft landing in the Leader Quadrant for the sixth year in a row. Microsoft moved up in the ‘ability to execute’ and to the right in the ‘completeness of vision’ assessment compared with 2015. Gartner defines leaders as having a clear strategy and roadmap for offerings, understanding virtualization’s role in infrastructure and operations transformation, and having a clear vision with respect to private cloud, hybrid cloud and public cloud computing.

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Microsoft offers you to have a look at the Gartner Document here:

Download the Gartner x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure 2016 Magic Quadrant



Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure 2013

Windows Server 2012 Logo

Last year I already covered the Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, and last week Gartner released the 2013 version. The Gartner Magic Quadrant includes all the major companies which do x86 virtualization solutions such as VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle, Parallels and Red Hat. Gartner shows the strengths and cautions of each vendor and also gives a little background about the market.

Another interesting fact that Gartner mentions in their article is that roughly two-thirds of x86 server workloads are virtualized.

If you look at the difference from 2012 to 2013 is that Microsoft get with the Windows Server 2012 release (which was not included in the 2012 Quadrant because the product was not launched at this time) really close to the market leader VMware.

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Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization 2013

 

2012

Gartner Hyper-V

Interesting in the 2013 version is also that Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 aren’t included, so I expect that the Magic Quadrant 2014 will have a major change 😉



Microsoft Hyper-V moving forward

I just saw a blog post from Marcel van den Berg on his virtualization blog UP2V.nl. In his blog post he mentioned that Gartner has updated their annual overview of the x86 virtualization solution overview – Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.

Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure (June 2012)

Source: Gartner (June 2012)

What is interesting to see is that Microsoft Hyper-V is moving closer to VMware vSphere. And I am really sure that this will be the same in the future, because when people realize what great product comes to market with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V it can have a true impact on VMware sales/upgrades.

Checkout the full article: Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure