(Ping! Zine) – Server virtualization has been for long championing the virtualization drive in Enterprise IT. Against the backdrop of growing clamor for energy saving technologies such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Green IT and Service-oriented architecture (SOA), server virtualization has become a key strategy within the much bigger virtualization portfolio that enables such emerging technologies. Not surprisingly, the last few years have witnessed an increased momentum towards server virtualization.
Growth in the server virtualization software market has traditionally been driven by the need to tap several cost benefits associated with server consolidation. Thanks to server virtualization, IT departments across the world are now able to consolidate multiple servers as virtual machines into a single physical box, and in the process, ensure more effective utilization of available hardware and reduction in the number of physical servers, which automatically generates substantial cost savings. Growth in the Server Virtualization Software market over the next few years will be driven by the growing attention of the enterprise towards achieving key objectives such as ensuring business continuity, reducing unscheduled IT downtimes and enhancing business agility, and waxing popularity of server virtualization software as a key to achieve them. The increased deployment of Cloud Computing strategies will also transform server virtualization into a “default” technology at an enterprise level over the next few years.
As stated by the new market research report on Server Virtualization Software, by host operating system, the Windows OS Server Virtualization Software market is the largest and the fastest growing segment within the overall server virtualization market, having accounted for a share of about 46.74% in the total revenue generated in 2009, followed by Linux & Other Open Source OS Server Virtualization Software market, which represented a share of about 38.63%.
Key players in the global market include Citrix Systems Inc., Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, International Business Machines Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Parallels Inc., Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, Red Hat Inc., and VMWARE Inc., among others.
The report titled “Server Virtualization Software: A Global Market Report” published by Global Industry Analysts, provides a review of industry overview, technology overview, technology introductions, and profiles of major players. The report provides a recapitulation of recent mergers and acquisitions, and high profile corporate developments. The report analyzes market data and provides analytics in value for the global server virtualization software market, by host operating systems including Windows, Linux & Other Open Source and Others.
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