IDC predicts: 2012 will be VMware’s last year as ‘King of the Hill’

by Shijaz Abdulla on 25.02.2012 at 11:43

IDC has predicted that 2012 will be VMware’s last year as ‘King of the Hill’.

With Windows Server 8, Hyper-V beats VMware not only in pricing but also in features. Even if VMware brought down pricing, Hyper-V still has features that VMware doesn’t.

And do not forget that System Center (the current version as well as 2012) has more mature and complete management features than VMware ever had, and the key to meaningful virtualization or realizing a private cloud lies in robust management tools.

MVP Aidan Finn wrote on his blog with a touch of humor:

And don’t forget that System Center (current and future) smack VMware’s “management” products around like a one-legged little person in a heavyweight MMA fight.

VMware fanboys and trolls please save yourselves the trouble, comments on this blog are moderated. Smile

Platform of Choice: Most Mission Critical apps use Microsoft

by Shijaz Abdulla on 30.01.2010 at 15:48

Results have just been announced from an IDC study on “Mission Critical Applications”. The survey gathered information from over 900 enterprise customers located across the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

I found the results very interesting, and they provide strong evidence to support the leadership of Microsoft’s platform.

The Facts:

  • Windows Server has #1 server OS share (52.7%) for deployed mission-critical applications Microsoft sign @Redmond.
  • Windows Server and .NET are the #1 (54.1%) deployed application server
  • .NET usage exceeds Java across all sizes of enterprises
  • Windows Server is the #1 OS used (46%) by deployed mission critical Java applications
  • SharePoint leads (over IBM WebSphere) as the #1 portal used by enterprises’ primary mission-critical application
  • SQL Server leads (over Oracle) as the #1 database used by enterprises’ primary mission-critical application
  • BizTalk Server leads (over Oracle) as the #1 process integration technology used by enterprises’ primary mission-critical application
  • Microsoft leads as the #1 (58.6%) vendor for service oriented architectures

For more information, and to view the complete report, click here.

Are you in Control?!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 23.04.2007 at 15:20
See how great it feels when you’re in control!

Get ready for the Microsoft System Center and ForeFront Launch coming near you very soon. The event will be preceeded by IDC’s IT Security & Business Continuity Roadshow 2007 Securing Your Business: Technology Meets People Conference.

Don’t miss this chance!

  • Network with technology partners, peers and experts
  • Attend technical sessions with Microsoft experts
  • Test-drive Forefront and System Center technologies
  • Receive valuable Trial CDs of Microsoft software
  • Partake in the “You’re in Control” launch party
Manama, Bahrain:
May 29, 2007
Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel

Doha, Qatar:
June 4, 2007
Intercontinental Hotel