This IDC study provides 2015 and 1H16 revenue and market shares for key vendors in the Western European systems management software market and gives an overview of their positioning. It also offers guidance to help vendors leverage key market opportunities and advice for end-user organizations. The data presented in this study represents IDC's best estimates of vendor-specific revenue and market shares based on IDC's semi-annual European software tracker data and research as of November 2016.
"Security and automation were some of the areas of greatest interest in 2015," said Michael Ceroici, research analyst, IDC. "Among the top 5 vendors in Western Europe, VMware recorded the highest year-on-year (YoY) growth at 72.3% for both periods. The most impressive growth in 2015 was among smaller, niche players such as Micro Focus, Docker, and Sumo Logic, although as a group they held less than 2% of the total market share."