• Sectors:
  • Analytics / B.I. / Big Data
  • Infrastructure Software
  • Networking
  • Server
  • Storage
  • Virtualization

Updated 2021 outlook

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  • Updated 2021 spending intentions on VMware across all sectors continue to show a gradual deceleration over the last two years. Market share trends downward as well, however overall levels remain healthy.
  • Looking at spend across all VMware sectors, VMware Cloud and VMware Cloud on AWS have taken a considerable hit and NSX spend is decelerating as well. On the positive side, Tanzu and VMware in Unified Endpoint Management are bright spots.
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  • 991
  • Survey Respondents
  • Representing $381b in annual IT Spend
  • 155Fortune 500
  • 174 S&P 500
  • 265Global 2000

Distribution of the Survey Answers

  • 5% adoption
  • 37% increase
  • 46% flat
  • 9% decrease
  • 3% replacing

VMware - Single Vendor Aggregate

The historical response breakdown for VMware; the blue line represents Net score while the yellow line represents Market share.

Single Vendor Aggregate
  • adoption
  • increase
  • flat
  • decrease
  • replacing
  • net score

VMware Spend Focus - Respondent Subsample

Spending Intentions for VMware by customer type (Index, Region, Vertical, etc.)

Respondent Subsample

VMware Tracking the Conversation -

  • It’s the cost, support, the automation functionalities. If you can automate your storage provisioning and attach it to your Doc ker host or to your VMware host and you can spin that up faster, that's going to be your differentiation on that.

    - Director of Cloud Operations, Large Telco/IT Services Firm | VENN 241, 03/04/2021

  • But we’re very much Windows - based. We use Windows servers. We use VMware as our virtualization technology. That estate is runni ng a lot of our legacy systems, and systems you probably wouldn’t naturally want to bring into Azure. Many of them will have sell by dates, s o t heir time will be up probably in a couple of years. And I think the effort of porting them across, it’s probably not worth bringing it into Azure.

    - Head of IT Operations & Governance, Large Non - profit/Healthcare | VENN 239, 02/25/2021

  • We’ve been very much VMware - focused. We did have that conversation, and it’s possible, I think, that in the future, we may look at Microsoft Hyper - V. But at the moment, I think our skill base is very much VMware - focused. We felt more comfortable staying with that. And I think i t’s probably a project for a year’s time to start looking at our virtualization products, and then maybe take Microsoft a little bit more seriously at t he time.

    - Head of IT Operations & Governance, Large Non - profit/Healthcare | VENN 239, 02/25/2021

VMware Spend Focus

Spending Intentions for VMware across all Sectors that track it

Single Vendor View