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July 11, 2016updated 02 Mar 2017 11:36am

What is VMware?

VMware made its name as a virtualisation company, but how can it benefit your business?

By James Nunns

VMware is a software company.

Founded in 1998, VMware is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud and virtualisation software and services.

Formerly a subsidiary of EMC, which owned 90% of the company, it moved to new ownership following the Dell acquisition of EMC in 2016 for $67bn. It is headquartered in Palo Alto, California is now a subsidiary of Dell Technologies.

VMware bases its virtualisation technology on the ESX/ESXi bare metal hypervisor, supporting virtual machines.

The company’s desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

VMware ESX is the company’s enterprise server virtualisation platform, it comes in two versions ESX Server, and ESXi Server.

 

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