skip to main content
Close Icon

In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer. By continuing to use this site and access its features, you are consenting to our use of cookies. To find out more about the way Informa uses cookies please go to our Cookie Policy page.

Global Search Configuration


The Ovum Decision Matrix provides a side-by-side comparison of leading virtualization and hybrid cloud management solutions, looking at IT modernization from a data center infrastructure perspective.


  • The hybrid cloud and virtualization management market is evolving rapidly and the vendors in this space mostly have a traditional infrastructure or systems management heritage. However, these are being challenged by newer entrants with approaches that were developed in the cloud era.

Features and Benefits

  • Considers the significance of management in the virtualization and hybrid cloud environments and how this influences how technology is deployed, used, and controlled.
  • Identifies the market leaders, market challengers, and market followers for virtualization and hybrid cloud management.

Key questions answered

  • Which global vendors are the market leaders in virtualization and hybrid cloud management?
  • How can the market challengers and followers improve their positions?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key findings

Vendor solution selection

  • Inclusion criteria
  • Exclusion criteria
  • Methodology
  • Ovum ratings
  • Ovum Decision Matrix Interactive

Market and solution analysis

  • Ovum Decision Matrix: hybrid cloud and virtualization management, 2015–16
  • Market leaders: BMC, CA Technologies, Dell, IBM, HP, Microsoft, and VMware
  • Market challengers: Citrix, CSC, Red Hat, SaltStack, and VMTurbo
  • Market followers: NetIQ
  • Emerging vendors
  • CliQr
  • Fluke Networks
  • ManageEngine

Market leaders

  • Market leaders: Technology
  • Market leaders: Execution
  • Market leaders: Market impact

Vendor analysis

  • BMC (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • CA Technologies (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Citrix (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • CSC (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Dell (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • HP (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • IBM (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Microsoft (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • NetIQ (Ovum recommendation: Follower)
  • Red Hat (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • SaltStack (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • VMTurbo (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • VMware (Ovum recommendation: Leader)


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

Recommended Articles


Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team - +44 (0) 207 017 7700

Asia-Pacific team - +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team - +1 646 957 8878

+44 (0) 207 551 9047 - Operational from 09.00 - 17.00 UK time

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Call us at +44 7770704398 or email us at

Contact marketing -

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now