VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced that Gartner has placed VMware in the Leaders Quadrant in its 2013 report, Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualisation Infrastructure.

According to Gartner, “As of mid-2013, almost two-thirds of x86 architecture workloads have been virtualised on servers.”
The report continues: “Virtualisation is a fundamental enabler to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and will be used to establish private cloud services, public cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud services. Effectively, all IaaS offerings will rely on VMs or container technology.”

“VMware’s virtualisation software empowers customers of all sizes to dramatically simplify IT while achieving increased levels of agility, control and efficiency,” says John Gilmartin, VP, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware.

“We believe being positioned as a leader in Gartner’s x86 Magic Quadrant for four consecutive years speaks to our vision, strategy and offerings, partnering with our customers to enable them to manage, secure, provision their data whether it is on premises or off premises.”

VMware vSphere is the most widely deployed virtualisation platform in the world, broadly utilised by enterprises, small and midsize businesses (SMBs), public cloud service providers and as a foundation for the growing virtual desktop (VDI) market.

In the past year, VMware’s customer base has grown to more than 500 000 customers worldwide, including 100% of the Fortune 100. There are now more than 242 verified VMware vCloud public clouds across 31 countries, and more than 3 700 applications are supported on VMware vSphere.