2009 Channel Contenders: Server Virtualization


Microsoft

Microsoft comes in strong as a Channel Contender for server virtualization because of the inclusion of its Hyper-V hypervisor as a component of its Windows operating system, which is included on most servers. Microsoft has made a lot of strides with its server virtualization technology, especially in the addition of management capabilities. But it, like all the contenders, has to contend with the fact that VMware still has more than 80 percent share of the market.