When asked, 79.4 percent of respondents selected VMware as one of the server hypervisors they use today. When asked to indicate their primary server hypervisor, 69.3 percent chose VMware. All other candidates for primary hypervisors mentioned by respondents, including Citrix, KVM and Hyper-V, accounted for less than 10 percent of respondents, respectively.
It appears from the survey that the current market share of server hypervisors is not likely to change significantly in the next year. VMware remained the dominant hypervisor, at 78.4 percent, when respondents were offered multiple choices. When asked to choose their planned primary server hypervisors for 12 months from today, 66.8 percent of respondents named VMware.
“The survey shows what many instinctively know: VMware is the platform to beat when it comes to server hypervisors,”
The survey was fielded in May and June of 2012, and has a margin of error of +/- 6%.
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