Recent research released on June 30, 2011 from Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com) under the title Gartner Magic Quadrant for X86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure by analyst Tom Bittman – reports Microsoft as a LEADER and delivers valuable information about the server virtualization market!
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I must be reading it differently, as VMware comes out on top in my book.