From the “truth is stranger than fiction” file, Google Inc., which isn’t traditionally considered a virtualization provider, took the bronze medal in the server virtualization category behind gold winner VMware and silver medalist Microsoft, and snagged silver in storage virtualization too. Readers apparently consider Google’s infrastructure-as-a-service solutions worthy alternatives to on-premises systems from better-known names in virtualization.
VMware provides cloud and virtualization software and services, delivering solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. The company's approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control.
Microsoft Corp. is a provider of software, services, and solutions that enable SMBs to grow by leveraging powerful, affordable technologies such as cloud computing.