Microsoft claims Hyper-V reached 24% market share

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Last week the authoritative news service of Dow Jones launched a bomb by reporting that Microsoft Hyper-V now has 24% of the virtualization market share.

The claims comes from Microsoft itself, specifically from Kevin Turner, the company COO, that said:

We launched our first product in October of this past year. From then till now, we gained 24 points of market share against a very, very formidable competitor.

VMware didn’t provide an official reply to Dow Jones, but answered to the inquiry by saying that there’s no evidence they are aware of to support this statement.

If true this would be a giant leap for Microsoft. Last time somebody checked the reports where pretty different: