Top 20 Virtualization Companies - 2017

Virtualization has become the key technology underpinning 'cloud-era' IT infrastructure and continues to draw attention from enterprises worldwide given the apparent cost benefits and flexibility that it provides. The capacity to set up virtual instances of servers, applications, desktops, networks, and storage devices helps decrease hardware dependence while delivering optimum manageability and scalability. Further powering the improvement in business processes is the increasing use of software-defined data centers (SDDC), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and hyper-converged hardware in modern IT infrastructure.

One of the latest trends covering grounds in the virtualization space is the increasing adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV) by enterprises. Initially, telecom operators were the primary propagators of NFV, but the market for NFV is now spreading out to enterprise cloud and internet service providers. In tandem, the industry has also witnessed a growing potential in deconstructed VDI which takes the resource layer out of the VDI stack while allowing users to mix and match various hosting environments to fit their requirements best. The result is higher flexibility in terms of the resource layer thereby augmenting end-user productivity and making the datacenter future-proof.

IT teams may still be coming to grips with virtualization in a number of businesses, but the technology is here to stay and is unquestionably the future of business IT. The market today abounds with virtualization solution providers armed with best-of-breed technologies that can help companies implement proactive ideas to tackle urgent challenges. To help CIOs navigate this flourishing landscape, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and CIOReview’s editorial board has reviewed the top virtualization solution providers and shortlisted the ones that are at the vanguard fulfilling the urgent demands of the industry.

We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Virtualization Solution Providers - 2017.”

    Top Virtualization Solution Companies

  • 1

    Helps organizations to secure desktop IT infrastructure using proprietary VDI and remote access technologies

  • 2

    The world leader in software-only storage performance solutions for virtual and physical server environments

  • 3

    Accelerates the digital transformation of enterprise IT by eliminating the costs and risks of adopting new cloud-native data management technologies

  • 4

    Provider of Hyper Converged fully managed IaaS based cloud solutions

  • 5

    The trusted IT solution and virtualization advisor for small, mid-sized and enterprise organizations

  • 6

    Provider of intelligent VM based platform that uses cognitive abilities and machine learning to automate log processing

  • 7

    The company has developed an NFV SmartNIC solution that helps accelerate virtualization performance and flexibility in a costeffective manner

  • 8

    Provider of desktop virtualization and managed IT services

  • 9

    Cellrox

    Cellrox

    Provides a scalable, secured and robust mobile virtualization platform

  • 10

    Citrix [NASDAQ: CTXS]

    Citrix [NASDAQ: CTXS]

    Provider of hyper-converged integrated systems with desktop virtualization

  • 11

    Huawei

    Huawei

    Provider of FusionSphere virtualization infrastructure software

  • 12

    IBM [NYSE: IBM]

    IBM [NYSE: IBM]

    Provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment

  • 13

    ISP System

    ISP System

    Commercial Linux-based virtualization management software, which presents a perfect tool for creating virtual machines

  • 14

    Microsoft [NASDAQ: MSFT]

    Microsoft [NASDAQ: MSFT]

    Provides an infrastructure virtualization market for developers

  • 15

    Oracle [NYSE: ORCL]

    Oracle [NYSE: ORCL]

    Offers a range of virtualization technologies, from hypervisor- to containerbased

  • 16

    Red Hat [NYSE: RHT]

    Red Hat [NYSE: RHT]

    Leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution

  • 17

    Sangfor

    Sangfor

    The newest virtual desktop solution based on hyper-converged infrastructure

  • 18

    SAP [NYSE: SAP]

    SAP [NYSE: SAP]

    Market leader in enterprise application virtualization software

  • 19

    Symantec [NASDAQ: SYMC]

    Symantec [NASDAQ: SYMC]

    Provider of application virtualization solutions

  • 20

    Virtuozzo

    Virtuozzo

    Leading hyper-converged infrastructure software provider with integrated container, virtual machine and storage solutions