VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services. It was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture.
VMWare was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture.
VMWare was founded in 1998 by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Ellen Wang and Edouard Bugnion. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS, while its enterprise software hypervisor for servers, VMware ESXi, is a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.
VMWare has made over 30 acquisitions. VMware was ranked #39 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list.