They say VMware, which has a commanding 90% share of the virtualization market, will maintain its edge for specialized software that allows servers to run multiple operating systems because its management software tools are superior to those of their competitors, including Microsoft.
Market share will be determined by the sophistication of virtualization management tools. VMware has a clear start in these tools, said Michael Cherry, an analyst with Directions on Microsoft. He spoke last week at a Citigroup-sponsored analysts session on Microsoft.
Cherry said Microsoft (MSFT - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr), which recognizes the benefits of virtualization as a means for building big data centers, is going to be behind VMware in the development of these tools for some time to come.
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