VMware is the world’s leading provider of virtualization solutions for x86-based servers and desktops. Through a pioneering approach to virtualization, VMware technology works to separate the software from the underlying hardware. This allows a single computer to run multiple operating systems and applications, delivering significant improvements in efficiency, availability, flexibility and manageability.
Founded in 1998, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices around the world. VMware’s customer base consists of more than 20,000 organizations of all sizes, including 100% of Fortune 100 companies. VMware delivers technology designed to substantially lower IT costs, provide more flexibility in choosing operating systems, and offer a more automated and resilient systems infrastructure capable of responding to variable business demands.
This site has the following sections on VMware to provide you with all the info and pointers you will need to get started:
- VMware Linux – explains how Linux is supported by VMware products
- VMware Converter – a P2V solution from VMware
- VMmark – free Virtual Machine Benchmark by VMware
VMware at a Glance
Founded: 1998; acquired by EMC in 2004; IPO in August 2007 (NYSE:VMW)
Revenues: $703.9 million (FY06)
Customers: 20,000+, including 100% of Fortune 100
Employees: Approximately 4,500
Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Locations: 40+ offices worldwide
Partnerships: 350+ hardware, software, network and storage companies; 6,000+ resellers, distributors, and systems integrators