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VMware takes top spot for third year


IDC has named VMware as the market share leader in both the worldwide cloud systems management and the datacentre automation software markets based on 2015 revenues.
This is the third consecutive year that VMware has topped both categories.
“These reports are a validation of our commitment to innovation and indicative that our unified cloud management platform drove successful results for our customers in 2015,” says Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware.
“Our vision and our customer’s trust and loyalty in our products have allowed us to outperform and maintain a leadership position in both cloud systems management and datacentre automation. We are honored to be recognised by IDC for our efforts and continue to work in partnership with our customers to meet their cloud automation and management needs of today and tomorrow.”

Cloud systems management leader
According to IDC’s report, “Cloud Systems Management Software Market Shares, 2015: Year of Continued Expansion,” VMware’s market share stood at 22,6%, more than nine percentage points above the second place vendor.
The report notes that, “The worldwide cloud systems management software market continues to expand rapidly as increasing numbers of enterprise and service provider customers embrace cloud-based architectures for a wide range of production and DevOps workloads. Customers are gaining confidence with their ability to optimise multi-cloud environments that match workloads to a mix of on-premises and/or public cloud infrastructure, development platforms, and software-as-a-service options.”

Driving datacentre automation
IDC’s “Worldwide Datacentre Automation Software Market Shares, 2015: Year of Suite Success,” links VMware’s market growth with its focus on datacentre and cloud management automation. VMware occupied the largest percentage of market share in 2015 at 29,1%, 19 percentage points greater than the next vendor. According to the report, VMware’s automation products grew aggressively in 2015, outpacing the market.
The report states that, “Demand for datacentre automation software and SaaS solutions continues to expand as more and more organisations recognise that modern application architectures and multi-cloud infrastructure strategies require IT operations teams to be able to rapidly provision, update, and scale distributed applications, as well as physical, virtual, container, and cloud resources to support digital transformation initiatives.”