Virtualization Platforms products

176,456 Companies

What is Virtualization Platforms?


Virtualization is the creation of a virtual version of an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. Computer hardware virtualization is the virtualization of computers as complete hardware platforms, certain logical abstractions of their componentry, or only the functionality required to run various operating systems. Desktop virtualization is software technology that separates the desktop environment and associated application software from the physical client device that is used to access it. Application virtualization is software technology that encapsulates and separates computer programs from the underlying operating system on which it is executed. The application behaves at runtime like it is directly interfacing with the original operating system and all the resources managed by it, but is isolated or sandboxed to varying degrees.

Market Share of Virtualization Platforms products


At iDatalabs, we use sophisticated, patent-pending algorithms to track the use of various Virtualization Platforms products and technologies. We track 42 products in the Virtualization Platforms category, and have found 176,456 companies using these products.

Product Install base
(# of companies we found using this product)
Market Share (%)
VMware vSphere 24,437 13%
VMware vSphere Hypervisor 23,706 13%
VMware ESX 23,536 13%
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 23,285 13%
Citrix XenApp 13,227 7%
Docker 10,017 < 5%
Citrix XenDesktop 5,723 < 5%
VMware ESXi 5.0 5,706 < 5%
Citrix XenServer 5,620 < 5%
VMware Server 5,393 < 5%
VMware ESX 4.0 5,026 < 5%
VMware View 4,641 < 5%
Dell Wyse 3,858 < 5%
VMware ESX Server 2,950 < 5%
VMware Workstation 2,579 < 5%
VMware ESX 3.5 2,134 < 5%
VMware ESXi 4.0 1,433 < 5%
VMware Thinstall/ThinApp 1,267 < 5%
VMware GSX 1,216 < 5%
Citrix Access Gateway 1,185 < 5%
VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 979 < 5%
Nutanix 880 < 5%
Microsoft Virtual Server 850 < 5%
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 837 < 5%
IBM PowerVM 749 < 5%
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 735 < 5%
VMware ESXi 4.1 711 < 5%
Microsoft App-V 656 < 5%
VMware Fusion 589 < 5%
VMware ESX 3.0 537 < 5%
VMware NSX 463 < 5%
VMware Player 406 < 5%
Teradici 277 < 5%
Parallels 183 < 5%
Shunra 182 < 5%
Parallels Desktop 155 < 5%
Liquidware Labs 114 < 5%
ClearCube 78 < 5%
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 48 < 5%
VMware Nicira 33 < 5%
VMware ACE 32 < 5%
Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 23 < 5%