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Virtualization Software - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 1227811
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 706 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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  • IBM Corporation (USA)
  • iCore Software (USA)
  • MokaFive (USA)
  • Oracle Corporation (USA)
  • Parallels, Inc., (USA)
  • Red Hat, Inc., (USA)
  • MORE
This report analyzes the Global market for Virtualization Software in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Server Virtualization, Presentation Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Application Virtualization, and PC Disk Virtualization.

Annual forecasts are provided for the period 2006 through 2015.

The report profiles 55 companies including Citrix Systems, Inc., IBM Corporation, iCore Software, Microsoft Corporation, MokaFive, Oracle Corporation, Red Hat, Inc., Symantec Corporation, VMWARE, Inc., and Parallels, 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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  • IBM Corporation (USA)
  • iCore Software (USA)
  • MokaFive (USA)
  • Oracle Corporation (USA)
  • Parallels, Inc., (USA)
  • Red Hat, Inc., (USA)
  • MORE

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. Executive Summary

The Buzz Surrounding Virtualization: A Review II-1
Growth Prospects for Virtualization Software Tilt Upwards II-1
Virtualization Deployments Higher in the Developed Markets II-2
Table 1: Worldwide Virtualization Software Market (2007):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Geographic Region -
Americas, EMEA and Asia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
The Growing Indispensability of Virtualization in Enterprise
Computing II-2
Cloning: A Powerful Feature of Virtualization II-3
Cost Savings: A Sharp Edged Benefit Driving the Uptake of
Virtualization II-3
Server Virtualization Software Displays Strong Potential for
Growth II-4
High ROI Turbo Charges Growth II-4
Key Findings II-5
Table 2: Global Market for Server Virtualization (2007):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 3: Global Market for Presentation Virtualization
(2007): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading
Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Recession to Play Spoilsport? An Unequivocal Review II-5
Desire for More Bang With Less IT Budgets Drives Innovation II-6
Open Source Virtualization Poised for Rapid Spurt in Popularity II-6
The Truth Behind Hypervisor based Virtualization II-7
Virtualization Software Disrupts Global Server Market II-7
Small Businesses: An Emerging & Lucrative Client Cluster II-8
Robust Growth in Waiting for Desktop Virtualization Software II-8
Unchecked Virtualization Threatens to Spawn Compliance Issues II-8
Challenges in Store II-9
Current Challenges II-9
Licensing II-9
Support II-9
Capacity Planning II-9
Short-term Challenges II-10
Provisioning II-10
Reliability II-10
Efficiency II-11
Mid-Term Challenges II-11
Scalability II-11
Security II-12
Accountability II-12
Ever-Present Challenges II-12
Responsibility II-12

Virtualization Technology: A Conceptual Summary II-13
Virtualization Software: A Key Enabler II-13
Benefits of Virtualization Software II-14
Lower Capital Costs II-14
Business Continuity II-14
Rapid Installation of Server Applications II-14
Reduces Downtime II-15
Ensures Compliance to Government Regulations II-15
Enables Usage of Multicore Processors II-15
Enables Software Testing Without Dedicated Testing Machines II-15
Maintains Legacy Applications II-15
Enhances System Security II-16
Segmental Overview II-16
Server Virtualization Software II-16
Types of Server Virtualization II-16
x86 Server Virtualization II-16
Midrange Server Virtualization II-16
Benefits of Server Virtualization II-17
Better Functionality Levels II-17
Ensures Rapid Enhancement of Existing IT infrastructure II-17
Streamlining Server Management II-17
Ensures Better Server Utilization Rates II-17
Reduces downtime II-17
Reduction in Operating and Maintenance Costs II-17
Business Continuity II-17
Presentation Virtualization Software II-18
Desktop Virtualization Software II-18
Server-Hosted Desktop Virtualization II-19
Client-Hosted Desktop Virtualization II-19
Advantages Vs Disadvantages II-19
Application Virtualization Software II-19
Benefits of Application Virtualization II-20
Limitations of Application Virtualization II-20
PC-Disk Virtualization Software II-21

Oracle Corporation Acquires Sun Microsystems II-22
Raxco Softwares PerfectDisk® 10 Supports VMware vSphereTM 4 II-22
Apparent Networks Joins TAP Program of VMware II-22
Virtuize and Parallels Enter into Partnership II-23
Lifeboat Distribution and StarWind Software Ink Agreement II-23
Fujitsu Inks OEM Agreement with Citrix Systems II-23
Green Hills Software Introduces Embedded Virtualization
Business Unit . II-24
VMware Acquires SpringSource II-24
InstallFree Enters into Partnership with Emtec II-25
BlueCat Networks Joins TAP Program of VMware II-25
GroovyChannel Enters into Partnership with Intel II-25
Oracle Enters into Agreement to Acquire Virtual Iron II-26
VMware Acquires 5% Interest in Terremark II-26
HP Collaborates with Stromasys II-26
AEP Networks Joins TAP Program of VMware II-26
AppAssure Software Enters into Distribution Agreement with
Lifeboat II-27
Red Hat and HP Introduce Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 II-27
Dell Enters into Alliance with Perot Systems II-28
Dell Enters into Collaboration with Juniper Networks II-28
Micros oft and Citrix Systems Extend Desktop Virtualization
Partnership II-28
Citrix Systems and Intel Enter into Collaboration II-29
Microsoft Acquires Calista Technologies II-29
Quest Software Acquires Vizioncore II-29
Microsoft Acquires Kidaro II-30
VMware Acquires B-hive Networks II-30
Symantec Takes Over nSuite Technologies II-30
Red Hat Acquires Qumranet II-31
Devon IT to Launch Test Center II-31
Ingram Micro and Marathon Technologies Sign agreement II-31
MCCS Purchases Software of DataCore II-32
Headplay Group Selects Software of Open Kernel Labs II-32
Ermestel to Enter into Partnership with Scalent Systems II-32
VMware Takes Over Foedus II-33
ITS Group Signs Agreement with Scalent Systems II-33
vmSight Enters into Partnership with Virtual Iron Software II-33
VMware Buys Thinstall II-34
Sun Acquires innotek II-34
Sun Microsystems Enters into OEM Agreement with VMware II-34
Microsoft Acquire Kidaro II-35
Avnet Takes Over Ontrack Solutions II-35
INX Takes Over AccessFlow II-35
Euro Trend Takes Over Data Storage II-35
Alatum Selects Citrix Systems for Server Virtualization
Infrastructure II-36
Datacraft Asia and Citrix Systems Enter into Strategic
Partnership II-36
Lenovo and Citrix Systems Ink OEM Agreement II-37
Egenera and Dell Enter into Partnership II-37
VMware and HP Enter into Collaboration II-37
Citrix Systems and NetApp Enter into Strategic Partnership II-37

VM6 Software Introduces VM6 Virtual Machine ex Version 2.0 II-39
F5 Networks Launches F5 ARX Virtualization Solution II-39
Hyperformix Rolls Out Capacity Manager 5.0 II-39
HP Unveils HP Virtual Client Essentials Range II-40
Tripwire Introduces vWire Management Tool II-40
RNA Networks Launches RNAcache II-40
Sun Microsystems Launches VirtualBox 3.0 II-40
Wyse Technology to Launch Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator II-41
INLINE Unveils Iplicity VM Data Center II-41
VMware Rolls Out vCenter Portfolio II-41
Paragon Software Introduces Virtualization Manager 2009
Corporate Edition II-42
Parallels Introduces Parallels Workstation Extreme II-42
Parallels Rolls Out Parallels Server 4 Bare Metal II-43
Parallels Launches Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac II-43
Tech Data Belgium Introduces Cloud Computing Offering II-44
VMware Collaborates with Intel II-44
VMware Introduces VMware vShieldTM Zones II-44
VMware Rolls Out VMware Fusion® 3 II-45
Oracle Unveils Oracle VM Storage Connect Program II-45
Oracle Launches Oracle® VM Template II-45
Sun Microsystems Introduces VirtualBox 3.1 II-46
Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems Enhance SPARC Enterprise
Virtualization Capabilities and Server Performance II-46
Sun Microsystems Introduces Sun VirtualBox 2.2 II-46
Sun Microsystems Introduces New SMB Virtualization Solutions II-47
Xcedex Launches X_Factor Virtualization Software II-47
Wyse Technology Expands Wyse TCX Multimedia 3.0 Suite II-48
AMD Introduces New Virtualization Solution II-48
Sun Microsystems Unveils Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1 II-48
Lanamark Launches Virtualization Software Suite II-48
IBM Rolls Out System Storage SAN Volume Controller 4.3 Software II-49
Dell Introduces Dell PowerEdge R905 and R805 Servers II-49
Parallels Launches Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 II-49
Sun Microsystems Announces Availability of Sun xVM Ops Center II-49
VMware and Cisco Collaborate II-50
VMware Rolls Out VMware Fusion 2.0 II-50
VMware Rolls Out Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS) II-50
Parallels and Quest Software Introduce Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure Bundle II-51

Citrix Systems, Inc., (USA) II-52
IBM Corporation (USA) II-52
iCore Software (USA) II-52
Microsoft Corporation, (USA) II-53
MokaFive (USA) II-53
Oracle Corporation (USA) II-54
Red Hat, Inc., (USA) II-54
Symantec Corporation (USA) II-54
VMWARE, Inc., (USA) II-55
Parallels, Inc., (USA) II-55

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Virtualization Software by Product Segment - Server
Virtualization Software, Presentation Virtualization Software,
Desktop Virtualization Software, Application Virtualization
Software and PC Disk Virtualization Software Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2006 through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for Thin Clients by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for Server
Virtualization Software, Presentation Virtualization Software,
Desktop Virtualization Software, Application Virtualization
Software and PC Disk Virtualization Software Markets for Years
2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57


Total Companies Profiled: 55 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 57)

Region/Country Players

The United States 48
Canada 2
Japan 2
Europe 4
Germany 1
Spain 1
Rest of Europe 2
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 1
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  • Citrix Systems, Inc., (USA)
  • IBM Corporation (USA)
  • iCore Software (USA)
  • Microsoft Corporation, (USA)
  • MokaFive (USA)
  • Oracle Corporation (USA)
  • Red Hat, Inc., (USA)
  • Symantec Corporation (USA)
  • VMWARE, Inc., (USA)
  • Parallels, Inc., (USA)
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