VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that VMware is placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualisation Infrastructure for the sixth year in a row.
According to Gartner, “Virtualisation (in the form of VMs and containers) is a fundamental enabler to IaaS, and it 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.”
“Customers around the world both large and small rely on VMware’s unified platform of virtualised compute, network, and storage software to power their businesses,” said Mark Lohmeyer, vice president of product management and marketing, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. “We believe that VMware’s placement in the Leaders Quadrant demonstrates the impact our vision, strategy, and offerings are having in today’s IT environments. We will continue to drive innovation across VMware’s unified platform, including VMware vSphere, to enable our customers to virtualise any application and to achieve breakthrough IT efficiency, agility and flexibility across hybrid cloud environments.”
VMware vSphere: Industry-defining Solution for the Hybrid Cloud
In February 2015, VMware introduced VMware vSphere 6, the newest edition of the industry-defining virtualisation solution for the hybrid cloud and foundation for the software-defined data centre. With more than 650 new features and innovations, VMware vSphere
6 provides customers with a highly available, resilient, on-demand cloud infrastructure to run, protect and manage any application.
VMware vSphere, the underlying platform of VMware vSphere with Operations Management and VMware vCloud Suite, is used widely by small and midsize businesses (SMBs), enterprises, hybrid and public cloud service providers, and as a foundation for the growing desktop virtualisation market. Industry recognition and support spans:
* A global customer base of more than 500,000 customers including 100 percent of the Fortune 100.
* Nearly 5,000 applications are supported on VMware vSphere, including business-critical applications, big data workloads and cloud-native applications.
* VMware vCloud Air, built on VMware vSphere, enables organisations to quickly and seamlessly extend their data centre into the cloud using the tools and processes they know and rely on. Customers can run any of the nearly 5,000 applications certified for VMware vSphere on VMware vCloud Air today.
* More than 4,000 VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider Partners providing VMware-based cloud services in over 100 countries.