VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Basic Information

In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Ellen Wang and Edouard Bugnion. VMware was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture. 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's most notable products are its hypervisors. VMware became well known for its first type 2 hypervisor known as GSX. This product has since evolved into two hypervisor product lines: VMware's type 1 hypervisors running directly on hardware and their hosted type 2 hypervisors. The VMware product line can also run different operating systems on a dual-boot system simultaneously by booting one partition natively while using the other as a guest within VMware Workstation. See more

Legal Name

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VMware, Inc.

Headquarters

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Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Founding Date

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1st Jan 1998

No. of Employees

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1000+

Core Team

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1.

Raghu Raghuram

Chief Executive Officer

2.

Zane Rowe

Chief Financial Officer

3.

Sumit Dhawan

President

Funding

Total Funding

$393.5M

Investors

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1.

Dell

2.

Veritas Technologies