Top 3 formats for compressing Virtual Appliances
Total VM’s on VMWare Virtual Appliance Marketplace : 2560
Number of distinct download sites providing these appliances : 674
The following table lists the compression formats used for 408 appliances we have examined:
Amongst the compression formats, zip is the most popular one (42%), with 7z the next in sequence (23%) for Windows; gz is the most popular one for Linux (18%)
We intend to publish more statistics over the next few days. Watch this space.