Server Virtualization Software: Market Research Report

Date: October 22, 2010
Pages: 533
US$ 3,950.00
Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Report type: Strategic Report
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Server Virtualization Software: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the Global market for Server Virtualization Software in Millions of US$ by the following Host Operating Systems – Windows, Linux & Other Open Source, and Others.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period of 2006 through 2015.

The report profiles 35 companies including many key and niche players such as Citrix Systems, Inc., Dell, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, International Business Machines Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Parallels, Inc., Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, Red Hat, Inc., and VMWARE, Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study



The Hype Surrounding Virtualization: A Review
Growth Prospects for Virtualization Software Tilt Upwards

Table 1. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Virtualization Software – Breakdown of Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2. Worldwide Virtualization Software Market (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Geographic Region - Americas, EMEA and Asia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3. World Market for Virtualization Software (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Server Virtualization Software, Presentation Virtualization Software, Desktop Virtualization Software, Application Virtualization Software and PC Disk Virtualization Software (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Server Virtualization: An Important Cog in the IT Wheel
Rationale Behind the Waxing Popularity of Server Virtualization Software
Cost Benefits from Server Consolidation Drive the Business Case for Server Virtualization

Table 4. Cost Benefit Analysis of Virtualization (2008): Breakdown of Annual Costs (US $ per User) within Unvirtualized, Basic Virtualization and Advanced Virtualization Environments by Usage Case Scenario (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Impact of Recession on Server Virtualization
Developed Markets – The Early Birds in Server Virtualization Space
Virtualized Server Sales on the Rise in Western Europe
Server Virtualization: Enabling Green IT Strategy

Table 5. Energy Consumption in Server Rooms: Comparison of Power Consumption (in KW) for Rack, Blade & Mainframe Server Environments (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Competitive Scenario

Table 6. Global Market for Server Virtualization (2007): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7. X86 Server Virtualization Market (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Noteworthy Trends, Growth Drivers & Issues
Server Virtualization Set to Become a Standard
Increasing Attention on Business Continuity Drives Adoption of Server Virtualization
Small & Medium Businesses: An Emerging & Lucrative Client Cluster
Virtualization Software Disrupts Physical Server Market
SANs: Best Choice of Primary Storage Configuration for Virtual Servers

Table 8. Virtual Servers Market (2009): Illustrative Findings on the Percentage of Organizations Opting for Various Types of Primary Storage Configuration (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

X86 Server Virtualization: A Key Element in Server Virtualization Market
Factors Driving X86 Server Virtualization

Table 9. Server Virtualization Software (2007 & 2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Server Architecture
Table 10. X86 Server Market: Short to Medium Term Perspective for X86 Server Shipments (in Thousands Units) and X86 Server Installed Base for Years 2009 and 2011

Server Virtualization Gaining Traction in Developing Markets
Unchecked Virtualization Threatens to Spawn Compliance & Network Security Issues
Server Virtualization Software: Licensing and Support Concerns


Virtualization Technology: A Background Study
Virtualization Software: A Key Enabler
Server Virtualization Software: An Introduction
Server Virtualization Approaches
Full Virtualization
Para Virtualization
Operating System Level Virtualization
Key Benefits
“Little” or “No” Overhead
Flexibility - A Key Challenge
Virtual Server
Virtual Servers Vs Physical Servers
Physical Server to Virtual Server Migration
Types of Server Virtualization
x86 Server Virtualization
Midrange Server Virtualization
Key Steps in Implementation of Server Virtualization
Component Inventory
Performance Metrics
Candidate Identification
Selection and Implementation
Deployment and Selection
Integrated Virtualization
Elemental virtualization
Deployment of Virtualization Software
Security of Virtual Environments
Pros & Cons
Key Benefits Package
Better Functionality Levels
Provides Operational Flexibility
Ensures Rapid Enhancement of Existing IT infrastructure
Streamlining Server Management
Ensures Better Server Utilization Rates
Reduces Downtime
Reduction in Operating and Maintenance Costs
Uncomplicated Business Continuity Feature
Performance Degradation
Impact on CPU and Network Performance
Impact on Storage Performance
Impact on Memory Performance
Impact on Network Traffic
Impact on Chatty Applications
Scalability Challenges
Challenges with Tracking Dynamic VMs
Security Challenges


Oracle Presents Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0.
VMware & NetApp Present their New Offering for Midsize Enterprises
Citrix Releases its Latest XenServer Version
Dell Introduces 4 New PowerEdge Servers
Fujitsu Unveils ‘My Very First Hyper-V’ Server Virtualization Solution
VM6 Software Unveils VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition
Red Hat Expands its Virtualization Product Portfolio; To Compete with VMware and Microsoft
Oracle Announces Launch of Latest Server Virtualization Software
Neterion Announces Global Launch of 3rd Generation I/O Virtualized X3110 10GbE Server Adapter
Hewlett-Packard Unveils NAS Platform
IBM Introduces IBM Virtual Server Security
Lenovo Introduces New ThinkServers
Apptio Launches Server Virtualization Cost Transparency Solution
Hyperformix Launches Capacity Manager 5.0
Brocade Launches Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade and Brocade FCoE 10-24 Blade
Oracle Launches Oracle VM 2.2
VMware Unveils vCenter Server Heartbeat
Sun Microsystems Launches Virtualization Solutions for Medium and Small-Sized Enterprises
Sun Microsystems Launches New VirtualBox with Enhanced Virtualization Features
Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers
Oracle Unveils Siebel CRM-based Oracle® VM Template
IBM Launches Novel System Software to Maintain and Build Data Centers
Citrix Systems Introduces Citrix XenServerTM 5.5
Sun Microsystems Introduces X4450 and X6450 Servers
Parallels Introduces Virtualization Server
Symantec Launches Veritas Virtual Infrastructure
Sun Microsystems Unveils Sun xVM
Parallels Launches Virtuozzo Containers 4.0
Citrix Systems Unveils Citrix® XenServer 5
Microsoft Unveils Release Candidate of Microsoft Hyper-V
Citrix Systems Launches Citrix XenServer and Citrix XenServer 4.1
Red Hat Unveils Virtualization Capabilities
Sun Microsystems Introduces Novel Intel Xeon-based servers
Sun Microsystems Introduces Sun xVM Server software and Sun xVM Ops Center 2.0
HP Launches HP ProLiant iVirtualization


IBM to Takeover BLADE Network Technologies
HP to Takeover 3PAR
VMware Takes Over TriCipher and Integrien
Citrix Takes Over VMLogix
Quest Announces its Acquisition of Surgient
Dell Enters into Agreement To Buy Scalent Systems, Inc.
Violin Memory Takes Over Gear6 Assets
Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions & IBM Czech Republic Sign Distribution Agreement
Host Europe Takes Over Virtualization Firm Vanager
VMware to Acquire Ionix IT Management Business of EMC
Cavalier Announces Take Over of NET Telcos
Xigent Solutions Takes Over Xcedex’s Professional Services Division
Novell & VMware Extend their Collaboration to Deliver SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for VMware vSphere™ Environments
Lanamark and Oracle Collaborate
VMware Acquires SpringSource
Widearea Systems Announces Its Acquisition of NYTOR Technologies
CISCO and EMC To Enter into Partnership
Microsoft Enters into Alliance with Citrix Systems
Oracle Acquires Virtual Iron
Lanamark Inks Agreement with InterAct
Citrix Systems Enters into Collaboration with SignaCert
Lanamark Enters into Partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions
Zurich Financial Services Selects CSC for IT Services Contract
Taco Chooses Syncsort's BEX
U21Global Deploys Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Virtualization Technology
VMware Signs Agreement with Lenovo
Red Hat and Microsoft Corporation Ink an Agreement
Red Hat Collaborates With Cisco
Red Hat and HP Extend Collaboration
Sun Microsystems and HP Extend Partnership Agreement
Citrix Systems Enters into Alliance with Microsoft Corporation
VessRAID Bags VMware Certification
VMware Purchase Foedus
CohesiveFT Collaborates with Virtual Iron
Symantec to Participate VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative
Novell and Microsoft Collaborates for Virtualization Solution
Emulex Participates in VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative
Alternative Technology Signs an Agreement with Marathon Technology
Citrix Systems Enters into Partnership with NetApp
AMD Enters into Collaboration with Microsoft for Windows Server 2008
FalconStor Software Enters into Collaboration with Virtual Iron
Citrix Systems Extends Collaboration with Microsoft
Microsoft Purchases Calista Technologies
Sun Microsystems to Purchase innotek
Sun Microsystems to Purchase Parallels
Novell Acquires PlateSpin
INX Takes Over AccessFlow
HP to Take Over LeftHand Networks
Sun Microsystems Extends Cross-Platform Virtualization Alliance with Microsoft
Citrix Systems Collaborates with Intel and HP
Intel Takes Over Assets of NetEffect
Citrix Systems and HP Sign an Agreement
Lenovo and Citrix Systems Sign an OEM Agreement
VMware Enters Into an Agreement with HP
Avnet Technology Solutions Enters into Partnership with Novell
Sun Microsystems Enters into an Agreement with VMware


Citrix Systems, Inc., (USA)
Dell, Inc. (US)
Hewlett-Packard Development Company (US)
International Business Machines Corporation (USA)
Microsoft Corporation, (USA)
Oracle Corporation (USA)
Parallels, Inc., (USA)
Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH (Austria)
Red Hat, Inc., (USA)


Table 11. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Server Virtualization Software by Host Operating System – Windows, Linux & Other Open Source and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12. World 10-Year Perspective for Server Virtualization Software by Host Operating System – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for Windows, Linux & Other Open Source and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)


Total Companies Profiled: 35 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 37)
The United States32
The United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
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