VMware is a global player in the cloud infrastructure space today. It also provides virtualization software and services and is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies. Founded in 1998 and based in Palo Alto, California, VMWare claims that it is the first to have successfully virtualized the x86 architecture commercially. It was founded by husband-wife duo Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum, along with Scott Devine, Ellen Wang and Edouard Bugnion Their desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS.
The most significant of VMWare’s range of products are their Hypervisors. Their VMware Workstation software suite allows users to run multiple sessions of x86 or x86-64 -compatible operating systems on a single computer. The VMware Fusion provides similar features to the Intel Mac platform users, coupled with complete compatibility with virtual machines, that are created by other VMware products. The company has also produced two virtualization products for servers – namely, VMware vSphere and VMware Server. Apart from these, they also have a Cloud management software called VMware vRealize Suite, the VMware Cloud Foundation, which is an SDDC Platform and the vCloud Air, which is a public cloud computing service.