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.