Friday, September 07, 2007

Microsoft aims at VMware's virtualization lead | CNET News.com

 Another rare category in which it's Microsoft facing a real or quasi-monopolist...

VMware, an affiliate of data storage firm EMC Corp, holds more than 70 percent of the virtualization market and its sales have doubled year-on-year for the past several quarters.

Microsoft's main weapon against VMware is expected to be a piece of software, code-named Viridian, that will be included as a feature of its next generation of Windows Server software. Viridian will act as a "hypervisor" or extra layer that sits between the hardware and the operating system.

Microsoft aims at VMware's virtualization lead | CNET News.com

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