IDC – 2012 Will Be VMware’s Last Year as King of the Hill

Take a look at the new features of Windows Server 8 Hyper-V.  Now consider that these (and all of Hyper-V) are all built into your VM licensing and you don’t actually have to pay for them.  Buying VMware is an additional cost.

IDC released their predictions for 2012 and #3 is:

2012 Will Be VMware’s Last Year as King of the Hill

To be fair, IDC has also previously claimed that Windows Phone would grab the #2 spot in the market, ahead of Apple *ahem*

But this is different.  Hyper-V right now beats VMware on price, and when you try to reduce VMware pricing, 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V beats VMware on functionality.  Windows Server 8 changes that field by dealing with the objections and by doing stuff that VMware doesn’t. And don’t forget that System Center (current and future) smack VMware’s “management” products around like a one-legged little person in a heavyweight MMA fight.

Queue the wailing and gnashing of teeth. I look forward to moderating the comments by VMware marketing Smile

2 thoughts on “IDC – 2012 Will Be VMware’s Last Year as King of the Hill”

    1. Andreas, their progress, as expected has not been there. Nokia has not been the great saviour. MSFT marketing has under-performed. And sales have not improved. Actually, I thought I heard that Windows Phone market share has gone down.

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