We’re delighted to announce that, for the fourth year in a row, Gartner has placed us in the Leaders Quadrant in its 2013 “Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure”.
Gartner’s report is a key industry benchmark and our position in the leaders’ quadrant is both testament to the quality of our offering and an indication of the continuing importance of IaaS capabilities for our customers in the wider industry.
Organisations across the globe have transformed their IT infrastructures with VMware vSphere. More than 3,700 applications are now supported on vSphere, and with the launch in February this year of vSphere with Operations Management – a world-leading virtualization platform combined with tools to offer operational insight – our capabilities to support our customers’ needs for manageable, visible and truly scalable offerings go from strength to strength.
We caught up with Joe Baguley, our CTO for EMEA, to get his take on it.
“It’s great to get recognition that we are continuing to push, innovate and lead. Being recognised as a leader is not just about having good products but having great products that customers are actually deploying allied with a firm vision. Our position in Gartner’s x86 Magic Quadrant shows customers the value of their existing investment and provides confidence in continuing this partnership with a market leader. Our customers look to us for the ‘next step’ – this shows we are continuing to deliver on that. Our true success stories have been where we have worked with customers to transform their thinking and approach to IT as they move towards IT as a service. Virtualization is a foundation building block, and building on the right foundations is important for a successful future. We continuously listen to our customers and the wider market to fine tune our approach and are not afraid of being disruptive to a market while being non-disruptive to those organisations who rely on our technology.’
Here’s what John Gilmartin, our vice president of Cloud Infrastructure Products, had to say: “VMware’s virtualization software empowers customers of all sizes to dramatically simplify IT while achieving increased levels of agility, control and efficiency. 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.”