I saw some tweets this morning that referred to a Turkish article. I opened it, ran the translator and read. According to IDC:
Server virtualization is an important successes in the market, Hyper-V virtualization market in the second quarter of 2012, according to research, was the market leader in 11 countries, including Turkey.
This is where a defensive snob will say “it’s just Turkey” or “it’s just Europe”. That, quite honestly, would be a sad excuse. Save that crap for your racism club meeting. This is an industry trend. Look at the charts:
They show that Hyper-V started at zero. We know from IDC’s global data that Hyper-V market penetration was increasing. It was only inevitable that Hyper-V started to take a lead. I’ve seen it locally, even since the GA of WS2012, with Hyper-V beating VMware in head-head feature-based sales competition.
Hyper-V Virtualization Host 3.2 per cent market share of the nearest competitor with a market share rose to 41.9 percent.
Is that champagne I hear being popped in Redmond?