Virtualization Platforms products

212,645 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 212,645 companies using these products.

Product Install base
(# of companies we found using this product)
Market Share (%)
VMware vSphere 28,682 13%
VMware vSphere Hypervisor 28,085 13%
VMware ESX 27,895 13%
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 27,612 12%
Citrix XenApp 15,815 7%
Docker 12,426 < 5%
Citrix XenDesktop 7,322 < 5%
Citrix XenServer 6,962 < 5%
VMware ESXi 5.0 6,718 < 5%
VMware Server 6,553 < 5%
VMware View 5,958 < 5%
VMware ESX 4.0 5,953 < 5%
Dell Wyse 4,556 < 5%
VMware ESX Server 3,717 < 5%
VMware Workstation 3,191 < 5%
VMware ESX 3.5 2,544 < 5%
VMware ESXi 4.0 1,773 < 5%
VMware Thinstall/ThinApp 1,655 < 5%
Citrix Access Gateway 1,526 < 5%
VMware GSX 1,462 < 5%
VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 1,401 < 5%
Microsoft App-V 1,221 < 5%
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 1,186 < 5%
Microsoft Virtual Server 1,068 < 5%
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 1,039 < 5%
IBM PowerVM 969 < 5%
VMware ESXi 4.1 871 < 5%
VMware Fusion 743 < 5%
VMware NSX 742 < 5%
VMware ESX 3.0 671 < 5%
VMware Player 519 < 5%
Nutanix 353 < 5%
Teradici 350 < 5%
Shunra 237 < 5%
Parallels 219 < 5%
Parallels Desktop 183 < 5%
Liquidware Labs 175 < 5%
ClearCube 116 < 5%
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 62 < 5%
VMware ACE 45 < 5%
VMware Nicira 44 < 5%
Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 26 < 5%