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VMware Named #1 in Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2013 Vendor Shares by IDC

By Sajai Krishnan, vice president of product marketing, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware

Just three weeks after publishing a report ranking VMware #1 in Worldwide Datacenter CloudsAutomation Software vendor shares, IDC has identified VMware as the leading cloud systems management software vendor based on 2013 revenues. (1)

In its report, “Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2013 Vendor Shares,” IDC found that VMware is the cloud systems management leader with 20.7 percent market share – growing 50.1 percent year over year. For 2013, the worldwide cloud systems management software market stands at $1.8 billion, increasing 48.5 percent over 2012.

According to IDC, “In 2013, the worldwide cloud systems management software competitive market showed very strong growth driven by increasing enterprise adoption of private and hybrid cloud strategies and rising cloud service provider interest in advanced monitoring, analytics and automation to differentiate their offerings.” The report adds, “Revenues for the largest players … were generally driven by increasing demand for hybrid cloud and virtualization automation, orchestration and provisioning solutions coupled with growing interest in monitoring and analytics for cloud workload and service delivery optimization.”

IDC’s report, “Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software 2013 Vendor Shares,” noted that VMware’s market share now stands at 24.1 percent, more than 10 percentage points above the second place vendor. (2) Overall, the worldwide market for datacenter automation grew by 22.1 percent to $1.8 billion in 2013.

Driving the adoption of VMware Cloud Management solutions is VMware’s sustained product innovation focused on helping customers deliver new IT services faster and reduce costs through solutions purpose-built for dynamic hybrid cloud environments. Thank you to our customers and partners for helping us reach this milestone and maintain this leadership position for two years running.

Learn more about VMware’s end-to-end Cloud Management solutions, with the cloud automation product, leveraging the economic insights from its IT business management software, and the predictive analytics of its cloud operations and log management offerings at:

VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

VMware vCenter Log Insight

VMware vCloud Automation Center

VMware IT Business Management Suite

Virtualization and Cloud Management

Read the complete IDC report at:

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/management/VMware-Worldwide-Cloud-Systems-Mgmt-Software-2013-Vendor-Shares-IDC-Analyst-Paper.pdf

(1)   IDC, “Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software 2013 Vendor Shares,” by Mary Johnston Turner, June 2014

(2)   IDC, “Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software 2013 Vendor Shares,” by Mary Johnston Turner, May 2014

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