News Releases4 min read

VMware Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Latest x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Magic Quadrant

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has placed VMware in the Leaders Quadrant in its 2013 report, "Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure." (1) 

According to Gartner, "As of mid-2013, almost two-thirds of x86 architecture workloads have been virtualized on servers." The report continues: "Virtualization is a fundamental enabler to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and will be used to establish private cloud services, public cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud services. Effectively, all IaaS offerings will rely on VMs or container technology."

"VMware's virtualization software empowers customers of all sizes to dramatically simplify IT while achieving increased levels of agility, control and efficiency," said John Gilmartin, vice president, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware. "We believe being positioned as a leader in Gartner's x86 Magic Quadrant for four consecutive years speaks to our vision, strategy and offerings, partnering with our customers to enable them to manage, secure, provision their data whether it is on premises or off premises."

Industry Momentum and Recognition
VMware vSphere® is the most widely deployed virtualization platform in the world, broadly utilized by enterprises, small and midsize businesses (SMBs), public cloud service providers and as a foundation for the growing virtual desktop (VDI) market.

  • In the past year, VMware's customer base has grown to more than 500,000 customers worldwide, including 100 percent of the Fortune 100.
  • There are now more than 242 verified VMware vCloud® public clouds across 31 countries.
  • More than 3,700 applications are supported on VMware vSphere.

Access the 2013 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure through the VMware Company blog at:

Additional Resources

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

VMware, VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure," by Thomas J. Bittman, George J. Weiss, Mark A. Margevicius, Philip Dawson, June 27, 2013

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements by VMware including, among other things, expectations of future market trends and developments for infrastructure modernization and cloud computing and the expected role of VMware and its virtualization technologies in such trends and developments. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers' ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing, (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and desktop computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; and (ix) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that VMware may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Contact Information:

Media Contact
Eloy Ontiveros
VMware Global Communications