Microsoft Hyper-V narrows gap with VMware

VMware is holding onto its market-share lead in the x86 virtualization market but Microsoft is making a strong push with Hyper-V, IDC statistics show. Microsoft captured 23% of new shipments with Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005, up from 20% last year and from 18% in this year's first quarter. But Microsoft's revenue share is a […]

VMware is holding onto its market-share lead in the x86 virtualization market but Microsoft is making a strong push with Hyper-V, IDC statistics show.

Microsoft captured 23% of new shipments with Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005, up from 20% last year and from 18% in this year's first quarter. But Microsoft's revenue share is a paltry 1.1% of the x86 market, says IDC analyst Brett Waldman, who notes that the second quarter was the first in which Microsoft shipped a paid product.

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