VMware Inc. history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

       VMware Inc. is a provider of multi-cloud services headquartered in California, United States. It offers multi-cloud services for cloud-native applications, cloud infrastructure, cloud management, security and networking, and anywhere workspaces.​


       VMware’s history began in 1998 when five technologists came together to form VMware, Inc. in sunny Palo Alto, California, with Diane Greene as CEO.

       In 1999, VMware presented its first product, Workstation 1.0, at DEMO 1999.

       In 2002, VMware released the ESX Server 1.5, its first hypervisor.

       On May 28, 2002, VMware issued its first patent, #6397242: System and Method for Virtualizing Computer Systems. Three founders, Scott Devine, Edouard Bugnion, and Mendel Rosenblum, are credited as inventors. Vmware also introduced vMotion, which allowed users to move a workload from one server to another, all while keeping the application running.

       In 2003, VMware opened its first European office in Frimley, UK. Since then, VMware has opened offices all around the world, from Asia Pacific to the Middle East to Latin America.

       In 2004, Vmware was acquired by the EMC Corporation.

       In 2005, the company established offices in Bangalore, India, and Beijing, China.

       In 2006, the company opened an office in Cork, Ireland.

       In 2007, VMware became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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       In 2008, VMware announced its collaboration with Cisco to provide joint data center solutions.

       In 2009, the company launched VMware vSphere, a virtualization platform for cloud computing.

       In 2010, the VMware Foundation was launched.

       In 2010, VMware also acquired Zimbra, an open-source collaboration software tool, from Yahoo (later sold to Telligent Systems in 2013).

       In 2011, With R&D centers in Bulgaria, China, India, Israel, and the United States, VMware opened a large new R&D center in Pune, India.

       In 2012, VMware acquired the network virtualization company Nicira. A key addition to VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) strategy, Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) enables the dynamic creation of virtual networks that are independent of physical network hardware.

       In 2013, the NSX was launched. By moving entire networks into software, NSX allows for a key security component, micro-segmentation. vSAN, a core building block of the SDDC, was also introduced.

       In 2014, VMware acquired AirWatch.

       In 2015, Dell Inc. announced its intentions to acquire EMC Corporation, including its stake in VMware.

       In September 2016, Dell Inc. completed the merger with EMC Corp. (which later became Dell EMC).

       After the merger, Dell was reorganized with a new parent company, Dell Technologies; Dell’s consumer and workstation businesses are internally referred to as the Dell Client Solutions Group (CSG), being one of the company’s main business divisions alongside Dell EMC and VMware.

       In 2016, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the VMware Cloud on AWS.

       In 2017, VMware introduced its VMware PKS, which allows enterprises to deploy and operate production-grade container services, including Kubernetes.

       In 2019, Pivotal and Carbon Black were acquired. Pivotal was formally created with General Electric (GE) as a minority shareholder.

       In 2021, VMware became a standalone company from Dell Technologies, being listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

       In 2022, VMware expanded into the multi-cloud universe with the unveiling of VMware Explore, a global multi-cloud industry experience.

       In 2022, Broadcom announced it would acquire VMware.

       With more than 38,000 employees, VMware is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

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