SERVER & DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION
Virtualization powerhouse VMware is once again the winner of this year's Server and Desktop Virtualization category, riding a significant (5.8 point) increase in technical satisfaction over last year.
But the big news is that VMware beat out archcompetitor Microsoft by a paper-thin 0.2 points. Microsoft, which placed third last year behind VMware and Citrix, improved its overall score by nearly 10 points and is now nipping at VMware's heels. Microsoft's technical satisfaction score surged more than 15 points-evidence that Microsoft's Hyper-V technology has become a serious player in the virtualization market.