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Microsoft Hyper-V Keeps Pushing On VMware
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10/2/2012 | 9:59:35 PM
re: Microsoft Hyper-V Keeps Pushing On VMware
Hi, We recently did a survey and asked about this -- sorry for the bad formatting, but essentially, Unix/Linux is at about 22%. You can get the full results at in the Servers and Storage section.

Percentage of Servers Running on Each OS
What percentage of your organization's servers are currently running on each of the following operating systems?

Linux (open source)7%
Linux (vendor-specific)8%
Windows Server 20004%
Windows Server 200322%
Windows Server 200847%
Windows Server 20123%

Note: Mean average percentages
Base: 452 respondents at organizations upgrading to Windows 8
Data: InformationWeek 2012 Windows 8 Survey of 859 business technology professionals at organizations with 500 or more employees, June 2012

Lorna Garey, IW Reports
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10/2/2012 | 4:18:47 PM
re: Microsoft Hyper-V Keeps Pushing On VMware
Not sure where you reside, the answer does differ by region. In the US, IBMs server marketshare is approximately 3% of the market with Linux hovering between 7-8%. In Europe Linux and IBMs marketshare is higher with a combined 22% of the market. In Asia/Far East IBM's share is higher in higher end business but Linux is not and Microsoft Server market is still in the 40%+ range (due to piracy and other factors there is no good way to determine the install base other than by anonymous survey.
User Rank: Apprentice
10/2/2012 | 2:57:10 AM
re: Microsoft Hyper-V Keeps Pushing On VMware
Microsoft Windows Server is in no way the "undisputed kingpin" in the server OS space. Over 60% of e-mail, DNS, and web servers are *nix. Over 90% of HPCs are *nix based. You're also ignoring IBM's z/OS.

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