Thursday, September 11, 2008

The End of an Era at VMware - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Accentuating the positive, rather than just the founder/other exec exits...

As Mr. Maritz noted during an interview, he inherits ample good fortune.

For one, VMware’s market dominance is unquestioned. It’s closing in on $2 billion per year in revenue. Meanwhile, Citrix Systems, a rival with arguably the most mature competing software, posted between $3 million and $4 million in server and desktop virtualization software sales during its second quarter, according to a company presentation. Market researcher Gartner has forecast that VMware will hold 86% of the mainstream virtualization software market by the end of this year, leaving Citrix with just 5% and heavyweights such as Microsoft and Oracle with 3% and 1%, respectively.

The End of an Era at VMware - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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