A leading company in the field of virtualization solutions, at various levels - from simple desktop systems to data centers. Products VMware Inc. used all over the world - only in 2009, the number of customers exceeded 130 thousand, and this list includes all companies included in the list Fortune 100.
Company development - VMWARE Virtual Platform - allows you to run several operating systems on one computer at the same time. To change the operating system, you do not need to restart the computer, just switch between the windows of the main system. Roughly speaking, one or more virtual computers are created in the computer's memory that can interact with the main one. This requires a few more resources, but it can significantly save precious machine time that would be spent on rebooting. In addition, the installation of a new system does not require repartitioning the hard drive. All leading operating systems are supported: Windows, MacOS, Linux.
This approach is ideal for programmers who create programs for several operating systems at once; users who are forced to use several operating systems at once, due to the need to use specific programs; web developers creating client-server applications… The list is quite long.
VMware Inc. was founded in 1998. Its founders are Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion. The latter remained with the company until 2005, after which he founded his own Nuova Systems (now owned Cisco).
The company introduced its first product (VMware Workstation) in 1999. In 2001, the first server applications appear. In 2003, the company becomes the undisputed leader with billions in revenue. The company's products have repeatedly won prestigious awards. In 2004, VMware, Inc. acquired EMC Corporation. In November 2008, VMWare takes over the company. Tungsten Graphics, to improve 3D graphics support in virtualization products.
VMware, Inc. logo. there are several squares overlapping each other, symbolizing, apparently, windows with running operating systems. The name comes from the abbreviation "VM", meaning "Virtual Machine", combined with "ware" - the second part of the word "software".
The company's headquarters is located in Palo Alto, California, USA (Palo Alto, California, USA).