VMware Leads Cloud System Management Market, IDC Says

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VMware leads the cloud system management software market, controlling 21.7 percent of the $4 billion market, according to IDC. Microsoft ranks No. 2 (14.1 percent), followed by IBM (9.2 percent), BMC (6.4 percent), and Cisco (6.1 percent).

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The total worldwide cloud system management software market revenue grew to $4.2 billion in 2017, an 18 percent year-over-year increase, according to IDC. VMware’s cloud business had revenues of $906.7 million. The need to manage performance, capacity, and costs, and automate operations across hybrid and multi-cloud environments drove this market growth, said Stephen Elliot, program vice president, management software and DevOps at IDC.