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VMware Ranked No. 1 in Worldwide IT Automation and Configuration for Third Consecutive Year by Global Analyst Firm

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that leading analyst firm IDC ranked VMware No. 1 in the worldwide IT automation and configuration management (ITACM) software market (1) for 2019. The industry is transitioning from traditional workload management solutions to automated infrastructure and application configuration and provisioning, DevOps life-cycle operations, and self-service automation of hybrid cloud infrastructure, and VMware is dedicated to supporting its customers as they modernize.

“For the third year in a row, customers have helped VMware to the top spot in the Worldwide IT Automation and Configuration category,” said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. “Organizations want solutions that help them streamline operations, modernize infrastructure automation, reduce human error, and more rapidly respond to the needs of their business. That is why VMware is investing in solutions that help customers navigate both the opportunities and challenges of today’s fast-changing automation-first environment.”

Sustaining Leadership in IT Automation and Configuration Management

The IDC report, “Worldwide IT Automation and Configuration Management Software Market Shares, 2019: Market Expands Ahead of Coronavirus Impact,” analyzes revenue and growth rate for the total market in 2019, as well as revenues, market shares and growth rates of the leading vendors. According to IDC, VMware led in worldwide IT automation and configuration management software revenue for the third consecutive year—more than eight percentage points ahead of the No. 2 ranked vendor—based on IDC calculations of 2019 calendar year revenues.

The report notes that “IT executives continue to invest in automation across infrastructure and operations and development teams. Private, hybrid, public, and multicloud investments, when combined with automation investments, are driving higher ROIs and faster business outcomes.” The report also states, “VMware continues to take a strategic focus on its management portfolio, spreading R&D investments across core management suites (vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite) that can enable a lower TCO for its franchise products across datacenter, desktop, networking, security, telecom, and storage products.”

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(1) IDC, “Worldwide IT Automation and Configuration Management Software Market Shares, 2019: Market Expands Ahead of Coronavirus Impact,” doc #US46397520, June 2020

Eloy Ontiveros
VMware Global Communications

Emily Mullen
Archetype for VMware

Source: VMware, Inc.