5 Linux-based Virtualization Companies to Watch
There's only one company that doesn't use Linux for its server virtualization platform. Can you guess which one it is? If you guessed Microsoft, you're correct. Microsoft is a newbie in the virtualization space but wants in and may make significant dents in the already well-established market that is significantly owned by VMware. For Windows-only virtualization, there may be some validity to the switch to Hyper-V.
For the rest of us, who are either too stubborn or too smart to make the shift to Hyper-V, what are our choices? The following is a list of 5 of the main players in Linux-based virtualization. The list is ordered in what I believe to be from most popular/best supported to the least in this area.
1. VMware - I know I give these guys a hard time but when they're so prominently displayed, they must stand up to a bit of criticism. With over 80% market share, VMware is a force to be reckoned with in the virtualization space.