Virtualization Platforms products

233,137 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 37 products in the Virtualization Platforms category, and have found 233,137 companies using these products.

Product Install base
(# of companies we found using this product)
Market Share (%)
VMware vSphere 31,590 13%
VMware vSphere Hypervisor 30,987 13%
VMware ESX 30,790 13%
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 30,008 12%
Citrix XenApp 17,643 7%
Docker 13,547 < 5%
Citrix XenDesktop 8,119 < 5%
Citrix XenServer 7,757 < 5%
VMware ESXi 5.0 7,369 < 5%
VMware Server 7,249 < 5%
VMware ESX 4.0 6,547 < 5%
VMware View 6,516 < 5%
Dell Wyse 5,010 < 5%
VMware ESX Server 4,117 < 5%
VMware Workstation 3,483 < 5%
VMware ESX 3.5 2,839 < 5%
VMware ESXi 4.0 1,844 < 5%
VMware Thinstall/ThinApp 1,834 < 5%
Citrix Access Gateway 1,694 < 5%
VMware GSX 1,613 < 5%
VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 1,528 < 5%
Microsoft App-V 1,313 < 5%
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 1,304 < 5%
Microsoft Virtual Server 1,179 < 5%
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 1,139 < 5%
IBM PowerVM 1,081 < 5%
VMware ESXi 4.1 959 < 5%
VMware Fusion 796 < 5%
VMware NSX 791 < 5%
VMware ESX 3.0 734 < 5%
VMware Player 570 < 5%
Teradici 348 < 5%
Shunra 264 < 5%
Parallels 221 < 5%
Parallels Desktop 198 < 5%
ClearCube 84 < 5%
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 72 < 5%