2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Virtualization

Citrix, Microsoft and VMware remain in the Leaders quadrant in 2012. Microsoft has been improving its overall road map and clarifying its strategy, but still struggling to deal with an entrenched VMware — especially in large enterprises. The functionality gap between VMware and Microsoft for basic x86 server virtualization infrastructure has gradually narrowed, while the pricing gap hasn’t narrowed. Citrix remains a major player, but at this point due entirely to its strength in hosting desktop virtualization workloads, not in the general server virtualization market.


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