6 Reasons Why VMware Leads Gartner’s Magic Quadrant in Virtualization Technology

January 27, 2015
Editorial Staff


Editorial Staff

According to Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant, VMware is once again the unquestioned leader in virtualization technology. Organizations that migrate to a virtualized IT do so because they are, “looking for solutions to virtualize applications from their x86 server hardware or OS’s, reduce underutilized server hardware/associated costs, and increase flexibility to deliver the server capacity that applications need.”

In order to maintain multiple consecutive years as the industry leader in this space, VMware has made it a point to be at the forefront of virtualization innovation. Below are six areas where VMware continues to lead the pack:

1.  Business Continuity

Organizations are challenged with protecting business-critical applications and data. What good is your business without a healthy datacenter? If your IT experiences significant downtime, then that could spell serious revenue loss if your business is the sort that requires your customers to purchase from your website.

Ensuring seamless business continuity and disaster recovery is a growing concern for both SMBs and Enterprises alike, making conversations around VMware technology a natural segue when discussing products best capable of resolving these challenges. These VMware solutions will help ensure your IT becomes a more efficient virtualized environment:

2.  Automation/Operation Management

There are already about 25 million unmanaged VM hosts, and this trend will only continue as customers look to move their IT infrastructure into the cloud. Organizations are undergoing rapid VM expansion, so implementing the necessary tools to help IT decision makers manage their virtual technology is more than just a helpful solution – it is becoming a technical necessity. The below VMware solutions will ensure IT can better manager their technical workloads:

3.  Desktop Virtualization

The common workplace environment is trending away from having a desktop in each office toward supplying a few monitors with a keyboard at each desk. Unbeknownst to most employees, they’re all accessing their desktop apps from the same virtual machine located somewhere outside their facility. With the Desktop Virtualization market heading into the multi-billions, organizations are looking to BYOD/virtual desktop solutions to transform their desktops into centrally managed services that allow end users to connect to technology and each other while maintaining IT control. VMware products to help customers centralize the management of remote desktops include:

4.  Software-Defined Storage

Customers need to reduce TCO on storage of their virtual environments for their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Test/Dev, and backup/disaster recovery (BC/DR). Simultaneously, they need to reduce storage management complexity, automate complex tasks, and manage their storage performance efficiently.

VMware’s Virtual SAN™ lowers total cost of ownership by allowing your IT to scale-up or scale-out of your storage environment, giving you the flexibility to grow your storage without overprovisioning resources.

5.  Infrastructure Virtualization

With industry analysts predicting global growth on cloud spend to be 10x faster than overall IT services, organizations are looking to migrate their existing on-premise infrastructure to a virtualized environment. Infrastructure Virtualization allows organizations to realize the complete availability, scalability, and security of their business applications while reducing CapEx and OpEx. Associated products to help customers with their virtualization ambitions include:

6.  Hybrid Cloud

As the cloud market booms into defined public, private, and hybrid cloud scenarios, organizations with an existing IT infrastructure are looking for solutions to help migrate their on-premise workloads into cloud solutions. The VMware vCloud Hybrid Service ensures that customers making the transition from physical to cloud (P2C) is seamless, regardless of their existing hardware/software. Cloud’s comprehensive cost-savings due to its utility-like consumption model as opposed to one-time purchases with periodic renewals is the ideal solution for organizations looking to trim their CapEx and OpEx budgets.

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