|Industry:||Information Technology & Services|
|Headquarters:||Palo Alto, CA|
VMware, Inc. is a company providing virtualization software founded in 1998 and based in Palo Alto, California, USA. It is majority owned by EMC Corporation. VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while VMware's enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal embedded hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.