According to latest data from Synergy Research Group, data center infrastructure market revenue reached $114 billion, with software now accounting for 23% of the total. Microsoft is the leader in software segment with about 72% market share. Microsoft and VMware together dominate the software segments of the market, in aggregate accounting for almost 90% of software revenues.
HP has a strong lead in data center hardware, followed by Cisco, Dell and IBM. Other leading data center vendors include EMC, Lenovo, NetApp, Oracle, Fujitsu and Hitachi.