VMWare – Company Profile

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Full name: VMWare, Inc.

Parent company: EMC Corporation

Key people:

Diane Greene, President and CEO
Brian Byun, Vice President of Global Partners and Solutions
Dr. Stephen Herrod, Vice President of Technology Development
Karthik Rau, Vice President of Marketing
Mark Peek, Chief Financial Officer

Main address:

3401 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
USA – Google Map

Tel: +1-650-4275000 (also see global toll free numbers)

Technical support number (premium only): 1-877-4-VMWARE

Fax: +1-650-4275001

Website: http://www.vmware.com

Blog: http://blogs.vmware.com (also check http://communities.vmware.com)

E-mail: N/A, although there is an online support request form. Security issues can be e-mailed to security@vmware.com

Type: Public (NYSE: VMW)

Summary:

VMware, Inc. is a provider of virtualization solutions. Its suite of virtualization solutions addresses a range of information technology (IT) problems that include infrastructure optimization, business continuity, software lifecycle management and desktop management. It offers a portfolio of products in three main categories: Virtualization Platforms, which includes a hypervisor for system partitioning that provides the capability to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on the same physical machine; Virtual Infrastructure Automation, which utilizes the benefits of its virtualization platforms to automate system infrastructure services, such as resource management, availability, mobility and security, and Virtual Infrastructure Management, which automate the interaction between various IT constituencies and the virtual infrastructure for a specific set of point solutions.

Products:

VMware ACE delivers the only highly controlled and easily managed desktop virtualization solution for enterprise users.

VMware Capacity Planner is an IT capacity planning tool that collects comprehensive resource utilization data in heterogeneous IT environments and compares it to industry standard reference data to provide analysis and decision support modeling.

VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) provides an easy to use, centralized backup facility for virtual machines.

VMware Converter is a highly robust and scalable enterprise-class migration tool that automates the process of creating VMware virtual machines from physical machines, other virtual machine formats and third party image formats.

VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) dynamically allocates and balances computing capacity across a collection of hardware resources aggregated into logical resource pools.

VMware ESX Server is a robust, production-proven virtualization layer that abstracts processor, memory, storage and networking resources into multiple virtual machines.

VMware ESX Server 3i is a next generation thin hypervisor to be embedded in server systems from the world’s largest computer companies.

VMware Fusion (for the Mac) leverages the full power of Intel-based Macs to seamlessly run Windows and other x86 operating system applications side-by-side with Mac applications.

VMware High Availability (HA) provides easy to use, cost effective high availability for applications running in virtual machines.

VMware Lab Manager is a new class of software development and test infrastructure that automates the rapid setup and teardown of even the most complex multi-machine software configurations.

VMware Player is free software that enables users to easily run any virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC.

VMware Server is a free virtualization product for Windows and Linux servers with enterprise-class support.

VMware Site Recovery Manager dramatically improves organizations’ ability to rapidly and successfully recover their data centers when disasters and outages occur.

VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) enables an organization to host desktops inside virtual machines running on centralized servers in a data center.

VMware Virtual Desktop Manager is a new generation connection broker.

VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) is a high performance cluster file system that provides storage virtualization optimized for virtual machines.

VMware Virtual Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) enhances virtual machine performance by enabling a single virtual machine to use multiple physical processors simultaneously.

VMware VirtualCenter delivers centralized management, operational automation, resource optimization and high availability to IT environments.

VMware VMotion enables the live migration of running virtual machines from one physical server to another with zero downtime, continuous service availability and complete transaction integrity.

VMware Workstation is the gold-standard virtualization software for desktop and laptop computers, enabling users to run multiple operating systems on a single PC.

More interesting links:

Wikipedia – VMWare

Yahoo! Finance – Quotes ‘VMW’

VMWare Academic White Papers

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