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VMware Awards

2016
  • Computerworld named VMware #26 on its 100 Best Places to Work in IT list
  • CRN Channel Chiefs Award went to Ross Brown, Colleen Kapase,Frank Rauch, and Geoff Waters
  • CRN Women of the Channel, 10 VMware women recognized
  • Fortune named VMware #40 on its 2016 100 Best Companies To Work For
  • Healthcare Informatics Leading Edge Award recognized VMware as the winner in the Clinican Workflow Optimization category
  • IT Management Premier 100 Technology Leader's recognized VMware's Avon Singh Puri
  • Best of Interop selected VMware NSX as the winner of the SDN category
  • Virtualization Admin's Readers Choice Awards selected VMware NSX as the winner in Network Virtualization category
  • Virtualization 50 by CRN: VMware was recognized as the leader in terms of the platform used by companies to virtualize their IT
  • VMware Honored for Professional Services Innovation and Excellence by the Technology Services Industry Association
2015
  • Computerworld named VMware #17 on its 2015 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT in the large company category
  • The Inquirer, Tech Hero Awards named VMware vCloud Air Best Cloud Computing Product
  • UK Cloud Awards named VMware vCloud Air Most Innovative Enterprise Product of the Year
  • VMware was awarded the Sirius Decisions, 2015 Return on Integration (ROI) Award for its Partner Market Advantage program
  • vRealize Operations 6 has been named 2015 "Best of Interop” in the Performance Management/Monitoring category
  • San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal Best Places to Work in the Bay Area listed VMware as number 10 for largest companies (1,000+ Bay Area employees)
  • Fortune named VMware #65 on its 2015 100 Best Companies To Work For
  • Computer Reseller News’ adds VMware’s Frank Rauch, Dave O’Callaghan, Toni Adams, and Todd Surdey to its list of 2015 Channel Chiefs
  • Dave O'Callaghan and Frank Rauch make Computer Reseller News’ Top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs List 2015
  • AirWatch by VMware for AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management named a 2015 SC Magazine Awards U.S. Finalist in the Best Cloud Computing Security Solution category
  • TDWI Best Practices Awards Winner - First Details – VMware awarded TDWI Best Practices 2015 Award
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware ThinApp its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in the Best Application Virtualization Product category
  • Virtualization Review gave vSphere its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in the Best Server Virtualization Product category
  • Virtualization Review gave Horizon View its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in the Best Desktop Virtualization/Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Product category
  • Virtualization Review gave Horizon Suite its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in the Best Mobile Virtualization/BYOD Product category
  • Virtualization Review gave vCenter Operations Management Suite its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in the Best Virtualization Management & Optimization Product category
  • Virtualization Review gave vCloud Director its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in the Best Cloud Infrastructure/Platform Product category
  • Virtualization Review gave vCenter Site Recovery Manager its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in the Best Business Continuity Product category
  • Virtualization Review gave Virsto its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in Best Storage Virtualization Product category
  • Virtualization Review gave NSX its 2015 Reader's Choice Award in the Best Network Virtualization Product category
2014
  • Best of Microsoft's TechEd North America Awards 2014 named VMware vSAN Best of TechEd in the virtualization category
  • Dave O'Callaghan and Frank Rauch make Computer Reseller News’ Top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs List
  • CRN's 2014 Women in the Channel named VMware's Colleen Kapase and Donna Wittmann on the Power 100 list and recognized Laurie Clough, Laura Davis, Mai Doan, Chandra DuFrene, Laurie Evans, Sandra Haan, Allyce Mardesich, Rima Olinger, Michelle Van Winkle, and Lisa Wight.
  • Computerworld named VMware #26 on its 2014 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT in the large company category
  • LinkedIn named VMware the 19th Most InDemand Employer in North America 2014
  • The Bay Area News Group named VMware #10 on its 2014 list of Top Workplaces
  • VMware vCloud Hybrid Service wins the Cloud Competition and VMware vSAN takes the Storage and Audience Choice Awards at The Best of Interop 2014
  • VMware sweeps Virtualization Review’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards in seven categories, including Desktop Virtualization and VDI, Mobile Virtualization and BYOD, and Application Virtualization
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware Horizon Suite its 2014 Reader's Choice Award in the Mobile Virtualization and BYOD category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware ThinApp its 2014 Reader's Choice Award in the Application Virtualization category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vRealize Operations its 2014 Reader's Choice Award in the Virtualization Management & Optimization category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vRealize Operations its 2014 Reader's Choice Award in the Virtualization Management & Optimization category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager its 2014 Reader's Choice Award in the Business Continuity category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vSphere Distributed Switch its 2014 Reader's Choice Award in the Network Virtualization category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vSphere its 2014 Reader's Choice Award in the Server Virtualization category
2013
  • CRN named VMware's Carolyn Cox, Colleen Kapase, Aileen Black, Laurie Clough, Laurie Evans, Sandra Haan, Rima Olinger and Sonal Patel to its 2013 list of Women in the Channel
  • Computer Reseller News names VMware's Carolyn Cox, Colleen Kapase, Aileen Black, Laurie Clough, Laurie Evans, Sandra Haan, Rima Olinger and Sonal Patel to its 2013 list of Women of the Channel
  • VMware takes the Server and Desktop Virtualization category at the Computer Reseller News Champions Awards
  • Computer Reseller News names VMware’s Toni Adams, Scott Aronson, Frank Rauch and Doug Smith to its list of Channel Chiefs
  • Computer Reseller News includes VMware in its 2013 Five-Star Partner Program Guide
  • Forbes ranks VMware No. 3 on its 2013 list of the World's Most Innovative Companies
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 and Workstation 9 wins Technology of the Year 
  • VMware Workstation 9.0 wins Best Programming Utility
  • Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal names Marianna Tessel to its 100 Women of Influence list
  • The Silicon Valley Business Journal named Marianna Tessel 100 Women of Influence
2012
  • VMware wins Desktop & Server Virtualization award in Computer Reseller News’ Annual Report Card survey
  • VMware wins Best Virtualization Vendor at the ChannelPro-SMB Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Computer Reseller News names VMware’s Scott Aronson, Doug Smith and Brandon Sweeney to its list of Channel Chiefs
  • CRN has named VMware the overall winner and Company of the Year in the Desktop & Server Virtualization category in this year’s Annual Report Card survey
  • ChannelPro-SMB Readers’ Choice Awards named VMware a winner in the category of Best Virtualization Vendor, as well as a runner-up in the categories of Vendor Partner Program: Best Sales Support, Vendor Partner Program: Best Technical Support, and Vendor Partner Program: Best Training Programs
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware a Channel Chief
  • VMware makes Deloitte’s Top 500 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America list
  • VMware wins annual HPCwire.com Editors' Choice Award
  • VMware cracks top 200 in Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings
  • VMware wins SearchNetworking.com’s Network Innovation Award
  • VMWare dominates 2012 Virtualization Review Readers Choice Awards winning nine of fourteen categories
  • VMware named a Bay Area Top Workplace
  • VMware vRealize Configuration Manager takes the Monitoring, Management & Performance category at the VirtualizationAdmin.com Readers' Choice Awards
  • VMware was recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, for supporting VMware people who are national guard and reserve service members
  • VMware takes the Channel Executive Presentation and Software categories at the XChange XCellence Awards
  • VMware sweeps Virtualization Review’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards in 7 categories including Desktop Virtualization and VDI, Mobile Virtualization and BYOD, and Application Virtualization
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware ThinApp its 2012 Reader's Choice Award in the Application Virtualization category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware View Clients for iPad and Android its 2012 Reader's Choice Award in the Mobile Virtualization category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware View its 2012 Reader's Choice Award in the Desktop Virtualization category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vCenter Operations its 2012 Reader's Choice Award in the Cloud Computing category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vCenter SRM its 2012 Reader's Choice Award in the Business Continuity category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vCenter Suite its 2012 Reader's Choice Award in the Virtualization Management category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware vSphere its 2012 Reader's Choice Award in the Server Virtualization category
  • VMware wins a Visual Studio Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award
2011
  • VirtualizationAdmin.com. gave VMware vCenter Converter its Readers' Choice Awards as the best solution in the P2V or V2V conversion category
  • CRN named Colleen Kapase, Carolyn Cox, and Maureen Lonergan Top 100 Women in the Channel for 2011
  • CRN named Paul Murphy and Dan Brodeur "100 People You Don't Know But Should"
  • CRN names Paul Maritz one of the Most Influential Executives Of 2011
  • CRN names VMware one of the Best Companies To Partner With
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware a Channel Chief
  • Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500 awarded VMware Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in North America
  • Everything Channel has named VMware the overall winner and Company of the Year in the Server Virtualization Software category in this year’s Annual Report Card survey
  • GigaOm's Structure named VMware one of the Top 50 Cloud Innovators
  • InformationWeek Analytics named VMware vCenter™ Operations 2011 "Best of Interop" in both the Cloud Computing & Virtualization category and Grand Prize
  • InformationWeek ranked VMware in the InformationWeek 500 list
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware ThinApp its Readers Choice Award for being the Best Application-Virtualization Product
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Workstation its Readers Choice Award for being the Best Virtual PC Product
  • San Diego Times 100 named VMware a winner both the Tools & Frameworks and Cloud category
  • Software Development Times 100 named VMware a winner both the Tools & Frameworks and Cloud category
  • Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) named VMware winner of the Spring 2011 TSIA STAR Award for Excellence in Knowledge Management Practices
  • The 2011 Computerworld Honors Program awarded Paul Maritz the recipient of the Annual Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce
  • VMware vSphere named Best Virtualization Platform and InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2011
  • VirtualizationAdmin.com gave VMware vShield App its Readers' Choice Award
  • Waters Rankings'named VMware the Best Server Virtualization Provider
  • Windows IT Pro has selected VMware (Shavlik) Patch Management as a Windows IT Pro Magazine Community Choice Best Winner in the Best Patch-Management Product category
  • Windows IT Pro has selected VMware vCenter Protect Essentials Plus as a Windows IT Pro Magazine Editor’s Best Winner in the Best Patch-Management Product category
  • Windows IT Pro named VMware Editors Best Gold and Community Choice Silver Patch-Management Product
2010
  • eWeek Labs named  VMware View 4.5  one of the  Top Products of 2010
  • 2009 EMC Partner Solution Award recognized VMware vCenter Server as the Offering of the Year for EMC Platforms
  • Australian Reseller News awarded VMware the "Software Vendor of the Year”
  • Business Computing World gave VMware Workstation 7 the “100% Satisfaction Guarantee” Award
  • CRN named Colleen Kapase, Julie Criscenti Heck, and Maureen Lonergan Top 100 Women in the Channel for 2010
  • CRN names  Paul Maritz the Most Influential Executive Of 2010
  • Channel Insider gave Paul Maritz the Challenger Bull's Eye Award for CEO of the Year
  • Channel Insider gave VMware View 4 the Champion Bull's Eye Award for Product of the Year
  • Cloud Computing World Forum named VMware as the winner of the Cloud Computing World Series Awards in the Best Virtualization Product or Service Category
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware vSphere 4 the 2009 Virtualization Product of the Year
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware a Channel Chief
  • Everything Channel has named VMware the overall winner and Company of the Year in the Server Virtualization Software category in this year’s Annual Report Card survey
  • InfoWorld gave VMware vSphere 4.0 the Technology of the Year award
  • InformationWeek ranked VMware in the top 250 of the InformationWeek 500 list
  • Network World's Best of Test Award awarded VMware vSphere 4.0 with the Top Core in the Virtualization category
  • SearchServerVirtualization.com gave VMware vSphere 4 the Gold Product of the Year award in Virtualization Platforms category
  • TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com named VMware vShield the winner of the Best of VMworld 2010 awards in the Security and Virtualization category
  • VMware named a Five-Star Winner in this year’s CRN Partner Program Guide
  • VirtualizationAdmin.com. gave VMware ESX its Readers' Choice Awards as the best solution in the Hypervisor category
2009

  • BladeSystems Insight awarded VMware the Best Blade Based Solution Award in the “Best Virtualization Solution” category
  • Business Solutions named VMware a Best Channel Vendor
  • CRN named Aileen Black, Colleen Kapase, Julie Criscenti Heck, and Maureen Lonergan Top 100 Women in the Channel for 2009
  • Computer Reseller News honors VMware for capturing the Server/Application Virtualization category in the CRN Channel Champions survey
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware a Channel Chief
  • Everything Channel has named VMware the overall winner and Company of the Year in the Server Virtualization Software category in this year’s Annual Report Card survey
  • Everything Channel named VMware a 2009 CRN Contender
  • Everything Channel recognized VMware in its 2009 Five-Star Partner Program Guide
  • Everything Channel's XChange game VMware the Federal Program of the Year award
  • Gazeta Bankowa  awarded VMware View 3 with its "Recommended by Gazeta Bankowa" award
  • InfoWorld gave VMware Infrastructure the Technology of the Year award in the Best Server Virtualization category
  • InfoWorld gave VMware Workstation the Technology of the Year award in the Best Desktop Virtualization category
  • InfoWorld named VMware CTO and Sr. VP of R&D Dr. Stephen Herrod one of the 25 Top CTOs
  • InformationWeek Analytics named VMware as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Best of Interop Awards
  • InformationWeek Analytics named VMware vSphere 4 as the winner of the 2009 Best of Interop Awards in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization category
  • InformationWeek named VMware President and CEO Paul Maritz an Innovator and Influencer
  • InformationWeek ranked VMware in the top 250 of the InformationWeek 500 list
  • Linux Magazine named VMware a Top Company to Watch in 2009
  • Network World's Best of Test Award awarded VMware ESX with Virtual Center with the Top Core in the Virtualization category
  • Redmond Channel Partner magazine awarded VMware a 2009 winner of the RCP Platinum Partner Program award
  • SYS-CON Events named VMware Software the Best Cloud Platform and Best Overall Cloud Product at their Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Show awards
  • SYS-CON gave VMware Capacity Planner the Virtualization Journal Readers' Choice Award in Best Virtualization Platform Capacity Planning Category
  • SYS-CON gave VMware ESX the Virtualization Journal Readers' Choice Award in Best Network Virtualization Category
  • SYS-CON gave VMware ESX the Virtualization Journal Readers' Choice Awards in Best Virtual Security Category
  • SYS-CON gave VMware Lab Manager the Virtualization Journal Readers' Choice Award in Best Virtual Lab Automation Category
  • SYS-CON gave VMware Server the Virtualization Journal Readers' Choice Award in Best Server Virtualization Platforms Category
  • San Jose Magazine named VMware one of the "Silicon Valley 150"
  • SearchServerVirtualization.com gave VMware ESXi 3.5 the Gold Product of the Year award in Virtualization Platforms category
  • Software Magazine’s Software 500 named VMware as one of the world’s largest software and service providers
  • SpringSource named one of the "Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2009" by Linux Magazine
  • SpringSource wins the developer.com "Product of the Year 2009" award.
  • Storage Magazine gave VMware Site Recovery Manager the Gold award in the Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services category
  • Storage Magazine gave VMware Storage VMotion the Gold in the Storage Management Tools categor
  • The Wall Street Journal gave VMware vSphere the WSJ Technology Innovation Award in the software category
  • Virtualization Review gave VMware Workstation its 2009 Reader's Choice Award for Best Virtual PC
  • VirtualizationAdmin.com gave VMware Converter its Readers' Choice Award
  • VirtualizationAdmin.com. gave VMware VMSafe its Readers' Choice Awards in the Security category
  • Visual Studio Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Readers’ Choice
  • Windows IT Pro named VMware Infrastructure 3.5 the winner of the Best of TechEd 2009 awards in the virtualization category

2008

  • PC News Weekly awarded VMware Fusion the Editor's Choice Award 2008
  • DOSERV.com China named VMware the Best Virtualization Solution Provider
  • InfoWorldgave VMware Workstation the Technology of the Year award in the Best Desktop Virtualization category
  • eWeek named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene and VMware Chief Scientist Mendel Rosenblum two of the 25 Most Influential People in IT
  • Burlington Economic Development Corporation gave VMware Canada the “2007 Business Expansion Award”
  • BusinessWeek named VMware one of the Top 100 IT Companies of 2008
  • CIOZone.com named VMware the Fastest Growing Software Company
  • CMP XChange gave VMware the Best Business Technology Solution award
  • CMP XChange gave VMware the Best Software award
  • CMP XChange gave VMware the Best World Premier Presentation award
  • CMP XChange gave VMware the Best of Show award
  • CTOCIO.com.cn China honored VMware for its Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Virtualization Technology
  • China ComputerWorld Next Generation Data Center Forum awarded VMware customer National Bureau of Statistics the ‘Best Datacenter Practice’ Award
  • China ComputerWorld Next Generation Data Center Forum awarded VMware the ‘Outstanding Green Datacenter Solution Provider’ Award
  • China Infoworld Next Generation Data Center Forum awarded VMware the Best Green Datacenter Solution Vendor
  • Communications Week awarded Vmware Fusion with their Editor's Choice Award
  • Computer Reseller News ANZ named VMware Infrastructure the Product of the Year
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware a Channel Chief
  • Corporate Board Member magazine named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene one of 50 Women in Technology
  • Data.TI honors VI 3 as ‘Best Virtualization Product’
  • Datamation readers named VMware Server the Top Virtualization Product
  • Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500 awarded VMware Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in North America
  • Dr. Dobb's Journalinducted VMware Workstation into the JOLT Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Dobb's Journal gave VMware Workstation the JOLT Product Excellence award in the Utilities category
  • E-zone gave VMware the Best of Corporate Virtualization Software e-brand award
  • InfoExame Brazil CIO research appointed named VMware as the most reliable brand for/company in the virtualization market
  • InfoWorld named VMware Customer OhioHealth to the InfoWorld 100 for their Virtualization projects
  • Intelligent Enterprise gave VMware its Editors' Choice award
  • Macworld gave VMware Fusion2 the Editors’ Choice award
  • Mediacorp Canada Inc. named VMware Canada one of Hamilton-Niagara Top 10 Employers
  • Network World Asia’s Readers’ Choice Award awarded VMware for Server Virtualization Suite
  • Nikkei Market Research ranked VMware #1 in the Company Momentum category
  • PC Pro awarded VMware its Real World Business Award
  • PC Revue Czech Republic gave its Tip of Edition award to VMware Workstation 
  • PC Space Czech Republic gave its Winner of Test award to VMware Workstation
  • PC World named VMware Fusion one of the 100 Best Products of 2008
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware ESX its Editors’ Choice award for being the Most Reliable
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Fusion its Editors’ Choice award for the Biggest “Wow” in an IT Product
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Workstation its Editors’ Choice award for being the Best Virtual PC Product
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Workstation its Editors’ Choice award for being the Easiest to Use and Manage
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware its Editors’ Choice award for having the Best Breakout Technology
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware its Editors’ Choice award for having the Best Virtual Server Product
  • SDForum honors VMware President and CEO Diane Greene for being a Leading Industry Visionary
  • San Francisco Business Times named VMware the IPO of 2007
  • SearchServerVirtualization.com named VMware Storage VMotion Best of VMworld  in Storage Software for Virtualization category
  • Second Harvest Food Bank gave VMware its Virtual Food Drive and Blue Diamond awards for the company’s employee contribution
  • Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene one of 75 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley
  • Software Business Magazine gave VMware its 2008 Software Industry Award for its Outstanding Partnering Program
  • Sourceforge.net awards SpringSource Hyperic HQ as its "Project of the Month, January 2008"
  • SpringSource names of of the "Top 100 Companies" by SD Times.
  • The SpringSource dm Server was chosen as one of the top 10 application development products for 2008 by eWeek.
  • VARBusiness gave VMware the 5-Star award for Excellence for its Partner Program
  • VMware Ranked Number One in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley in the Billion Dollar Club category
  • Vision Events gave VMware its Midsize Enterprise Innovation Award for being its Best Midmarket Software Solution
  • Vision Events gave VMware its Midsize Enterprise Innovation Award for being its Best Technology Provider
  • Visual Studio Magazine gave VMware ACE  the Certificate of Merit to the 2008 annual Readers' Choice Award in the Security & Copy Protection category
  • Visual Studio Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Readers’ Choice award in the Best Development Tools category
  • Waters Magazine named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene one of the 15 Most Important People
  • Windows IT Pro has selected VMware ESX Server 3.5 as a Windows IT Pro Magazine Editor’s Best 2008 Winner in the Product of the Year category
  • Windows IT Pro has selected VMware ThinApp for the Silver Award in the Virtualization Category
  • eWEEK Named VMware VI3 a Top Product

2007

  • BusinessWeeknamed VMware President and CEO Diane Greene one of the Most Important People of 2007
  • CRNnamed VMware Infrastructure with VMware Lab Manager the Best Virtualization Product of the Year
  • Macworldgave VMware Fusion the Editors’ Choice award
  • Australian Reseller News named VMware the Specialist Software Vendor of the Year
  • ByteandSwitch.com named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene a Top Exec in Storage
  • ByteandSwitch.com named VMware a Winner
  • CCIDChina’s readers named VMware the Best and First Choice Virtualization Solution Provider
  • CMP XChange gave VMware the Best Business Technology Solution XCellence award
  • CMP XChange gave VMware the Innovative Technology XCellence award
  • CMP XChange gave VMware the Overall Best of Show XCellence award
  • CMP XChange gave VMware the Best of Show XCellence award
  • CRN named VMware EVP of Worldwide Field Operations the 3rd Most Innovative Exec
  • CTOCIO.com.cn China’s Urban Enterprise Information Products and Solutions Roadshow named VMware the Most Reliable Virtualization Solution
  • Communications Weekly China named VMware Infrastructure one of the Top 10 Information Solutions in the Telecommunication industry
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware a Channel Chiefs
  • Computerworld China gave VMware Infrastructure its New Technology Application award
  • Dr. Dobb's Journal gave VMware Lab Manager the JOLT Product Excellence award in the Utilities category
  • Fortune named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene a Top Innovator
  • Fortune named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene the 22nd Most Powerful Woman of 2007
  • GE Healthcare China named VMware Infrastructure the Best New Technology Application
  • Gartner Vision gave VMware the Midsize Enterprise Innovation award for being the Best Technology Provider
  • Gartner Vision gave VMware the Midsize Enterprise Innovation award for offering the Best Midmarket Software Solution
  • IT-Enquirer gave VMware Fusion its Editor’s Choice award
  • IT168.com China gave VMware ESX 3i its Annual Product Innovation award
  • InfoWorld named VMware Customers Defense Contract Management Agency, Gaston County Government, Nationwide Insurance, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Purdue University, Stonebridge Bank and Transplace to the InfoWorld 100 for their Virtualization projects
  • InfoWorld gave VMware Infrastructure the Technology of the Year award in the Best Server Virtualization category
  • InfoWorld names SpringSource Hyperic HQ "Best Open Source Application Monitoring" wth a 2007 BOSSIE award.
  • Information Week Brasil readers named VMware as the Best Server Virtualization Software Provider
  • InformationWeek honored University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for its Virtualization project
  • JPMorgan Chase gave VMware an award for having the Largest Participation in its San Francisco Corporate Challenge race and an award for placing 1st in the Mixed Team category
  • Linux Magazine named VMware a Top Company to Watch in 2007
  • LinuxWorld China named VMware Infrastructure the Best Virtualization Solution for Linux users
  • LinuxWorld names SpringSource Hyperic HQ the winner of the "Best Systems Management Tool" award.
  • Macworld UK gave VMware Fusion an Editor's Choice award
  • Network World Asia gave VMware Infrastructure the Reader’s Choice Product Excellence award in the Server Virtualization Suite category
  • Network World has chosen SpringSource Hyperic as one of the "Top Open Source Company to Watch"
  • Network World named VMware Infrastructure the #1 Product for Building the New Data Center
  • PC Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Editors' Choice award
  • PC Professionell Magazine named VMware Infrastructure the Best Enterprise Software Product of the Year at CeBIT 2007
  • PC World named VMware Player one of the 100 Best Products of 2007
  • PC WorldGermany named VMware Infrastructure the Best Software Product at CeBIT 2007
  • Programmer’s Paradise gave VMware Infrastructure its Riding the Crest award for being its the overall Best-Selling Product
  • Programmer’s Paradise gave VMware Workstation its Riding the Crest award for being its the Best-Selling Linux Tool
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Server the Readers’ Choice award in the Best Virtual Server category
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Readers’ Choice award in the Best Virtual PC category
  • SD Times named VMware to SD Times 100 in the Tools and Environments category
  • San Jose Magazine named VMware one of the Best Places to Work in Silicon Valley
  • SearchDataCenter.com gave VMware Infrastructure the bronze award for Systems Management Tools in its 2006 Products of the Year awards
  • SearchServerVirtualization.com named VMware ESX 3i VMworld "Best of Show"
  • SearchWinComputing.com named VMware Infrastructure the Disaster Recovery Product of the Year
  • ServerWatch gave VMware ESX the Product Excellence award in the Virtualization Ecosystem category
  • Techworld named VMware Infrastructure the Virtualization Product of the Year
  • The Inquirer named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene a Top Exec
  • The Wall Street Journal named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene one of 50 Women to Watch
  • VARBusiness gave VMware Infrastructure its Tech Innovator award in the Best Software category
  • VARBusiness gave VMware the 5-Star award for Excellence for its Partner Program
  • VARBusiness named VMware one of the 60 Top Channel Execs
  • Visual Studio Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Readers’ Choice award in the Best Development Tools category
  • Ziff Davis named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene the Most Influential Person in IT
  • e-Manufacture - China gave VMware its Editor's Choice Award in the Management System category

2006
  • ByteandSwitch.com named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene one of Storage Networking’s Heaviest Hitters
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware a Channel Chiefs
  • Computerworld gave VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) its Horizon award for being Cutting-edge
  • Computerworld gave VMware Player an Honorable Mention
  • Computing readers named VMware the Business Software Supplier of the Year
  • Dr. Dobb's Journal gave VMware Technology Network (VMTN) Subscription the JOLT Product Excellence award in the Testing Tools category
  • IDG gave VMware ESX the Product of the Year award in the Continuity category
  • IT Week Gave VMware ESX the Editor's Choice award
  • InfoWorld gave VMware ESX and VMware VirtualCenter the Technology of the Year award in the Best Server Virtualization category
  • InfoWorld gave VMware Workstation the Technology of the Year award in the Best Desktop Virtualization category
  • InformationWeek named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene an Innovator and Influencer
  • Linux Journal editors gave VMware Workstation an Honorable Mention
  • Lotus Advisor gave VMware Workstation the Editors' Choice award in the Development category
  • MikroDatorn Sweden gave VMware Workstation its Best in Test award
  • Network Computing gave VMware Server the Well-Connected award
  • Network World gave the Enterprise All-Star Award to Subaru of Indiana for its Server Virtualization project
  • Network World named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Networking
  • PC Professional named VMware Player Best Software Innovation
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Server the Readers’ Choice award in the Best Virtual Server category
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Readers’ Choice award in the Best Virtual PC category
  • SD Times named VMware to SD Times 100 in the Tools and Environments category
  • ServerWatch named VMware ESX the Most Innovation Virtualization and Clustering Tool
  • Software Development Magazine gave VMware Technology Network (VMTN) Subscription the Jolt Productivity award
  • Tucows gave VMware Workstation the Must Have Application award
  • VARBusiness gave VMware the 5-Star Rating for its Partner Program
  • Visual Studio Magazine named VMware ACE Best-in-Class for Security and Copy Protection
  • Waters Magazine named VMware the Best Server Virtualization Provider
  • Windows IT Pro readers chose VMware Capacity Planner as the Best Capacity Planning and Trend Analysis Software product
  • Windows IT Pro readers chose VMware ESX as the Best Virtualization Software product
  • ZDNet UK gave VMware Infrastructure its Editors’ Choice award
  • ZDNet UK named VMware Software as one of the Best Products of the Last 10 Years
  • eWEEK Named VMware Workstation a Top Product
  • eWEEK named VMware Server a Top Product
  • eWEEK named VMware's x86 Virtualization Technology One of the 25 Most Influential Products of the Last 25 Years
2005

  • Computer Reseller News named VMware a Channel Chiefs
  • InfoWorld honored Covenant Health for its Server/Storage Virtualization project
  • InfoWorld named VMware ESX a Top Technology Impacting IT
  • Information Age gave both Alstom and Addleshaw Goddard the Most Effective Use of IT awards
  • Intel honored VMware for its Hardware Assisted Virtualization Technology
  • Morgan Stanley presented VMware with the Innovation award
  • Network World gave Covenant Health the All-Star award for its Server Virtualization and Consolidation project
  • Network World honored Fresh Direct for its Enterprise Data Center design
  • Network World named VMware President and CEO Diane Greene a Power Exec
  • Network World named VMware a Power Winner
  • PC Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Editors’ Choice award
  • PC Professionell Magazine named ESX Most Innovative Product of the Year at CeBIT 2005
  • Programmer’s Paradise gave VMware Workstation its Riding the Crest award for being its Best-Selling Operating System and Utility Product
  • Programmer’s Paradise  gave VMware VirtualCenter its Riding the Crest award for being its the Best-Selling New Product
  • Redmond Magazine awarded VMware Workstation with the Most Valuable Product award
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Editors' Choice award in the Desktop Virtualization category
  • Software Development Magazine gave VMware Technology Network (VMTN) the Readers' Choice award in the Most Innovative Tool category
  • eWEEK Labs gave VMware Workstation the Analyst's Choice award
  • eWEEK named VMware VirtualCenter a Top Product
  • eWEEK named VMware Workstation a Top Product
  • eWEEK presented VMware ESX with the eWEEK Excellence award in the System and Application Management category

2004
  • BIOS Magazine gave VMware Workstation the five star Editors' Choice award
  • Broadband World gave VMware Workstation the Gold award
  • CNET named VMware VirtualCenter the Most Promising Technology of the Year
  • Computer Reseller News gave VMware the Specialist Vendor Partner of the Year award
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware one of 15 Leading Innovators
  • Delphi Informant gave VMware Workstation the Readers' Choice award in the Utility Tool category
  • IDG named VMware ESX the Enterprise Product of the Year
  • InfoWorld honored Welch Foods for its VMware Server Virtualization and Consolidation project
  • Microsoft Tech Ed Europe gave VMware ESX the Best of Show award in the Software Components and Middleware category
  • PC Magazine named VMware Workstation the Best Utility
  • PC Plus gave VMware Server the Editor's Choice award
  • Personal Computer World gave VMware Server the RECOMMENDED award
  • Programmer’s Paradise gave VMware Workstation its Riding the Crest award for being its overall Best-Selling Product
  • Redmond Magazine gave VMware GSX the 'Products We Love!' award
  • Windows IT Pro awarded VMware Workstation the Readers' Choice award in the Best Testing/Debugging Software category
  • Windows IT Pro awarded VMware Workstation the Readers' Choice award in the Best Windows Development Tool category
  • Windows IT Pro named VMware ESX the Best Overall Product
  • Windows IT Pro named VMware VirtualCenter the Best New Product
  • ZDNet UK gave VMware Workstation the Editors’ Choice award
2003
  • AlwaysOn named VMware a Top 100 Private Company for its Innovation
  • CNET gave VMware ESX the Enterprise Product of the Year
  • Computer Reseller News named VMware one of 25 Leading Innovators
  • Computerworld named Circuit City one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for its Server Consolidation project
  • Delphi Informant gave VMware Workstation the Readers' Choice award in the Utility Tool category
  • Visual Studio Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Editor's Choice award
  • Windows IT Pro awarded VMware Workstation the Readers' Choice award in the Best Testing/Debugging Software category
  • Windows IT Pro awarded VMware Workstation the Readers' Choice award in the Best Windows Development Tool category
2002
  • CNET gave VMware Server the Editors' Choice award
  • CNET gave VMware Workstation the Editors' Choice award
  • Linux Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Editors' Choice award
  • PC Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Best Product award in the Tools category
  • Software Development Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Product Excellence award
2001
  • Computerworld named VMware one of the Top 100 Emerging Companies to Watch
  • InfoWorld named VMware an Analyst Pick of the Year
  • Linux Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Editors' Choice award
  • PC Magazine gave VMware ESX the Technical Excellence award in the System Software category
  • PC Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Technical Excellence award
2000
  • Computerworld named VMware one of the Top 100 Emerging Companies to Watch
  • InfoWorld named VMware an Analyst Pick of the Year
  • Linux Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Editors' Choice award
  • PC Magazine gave VMware ESX the Technical Excellence award in the System Software category
  • PC Magazine gave VMware Workstation the Technical Excellence award
1999
  • Australian Personal Computer gave VMware the Innovation award
  • Windows Forest Japan gave VMware its Idea award

VMware Milestones

Explore more than 15 years of VMware history, from our founding in 1998 to our most recent product launches, acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

2014
  • March 10: Launch of VMware Horizon Air Desktops to enable simple and flexible delivery of desktops in the cloud
  • February 25: Launch of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service in Europe with UK data center
  • February 24: Acquisition of AirWatch, the leading provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions [ more ]
  • February 12: Partnership with Google to provide desktop as a service on Chromebooks [ more ]
2013
  • Acquisition of Desktone, the desktop as a service pioneer
  • VMware ranks No. 3 on Forbes list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies [ more ]
  • Launch of vCloud ® Hybrid Service™ [ more ]
  • VMware divests Zimbra
  • Named to MIT Technology Review's 2013 50 Disruptive Companies List, which recognizes the world's most innovative companies
  • Unveiling of VMware Horizon Suite, the industry's most comprehensive platform for workforce mobility [ more ]
  • Acquisition of Virsto, provider of software that optimizes storage performance and utilization in virtual environments
2012
  • A record 21,000 registered attendees for VMworld ® 2012
  • Pat Gelsinger replaces Paul Maritz as Chief Executive Officer [ more ]
  • VMware positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization infrastructure
  • First VMware fellows named to recognize exceptional leadership and technology contributions
  • Major 2012 acquisitions include DynamicOps, Inc., Wanova and Nicira, a pioneer in software-defined networking
  • Opening of online virtualization and cloud solutions marketplace
2011
  • Unveiling of management portfolio for the cloud era
  • VMware hosts White House Council on jobs and competitiveness
  • Unveiling of VMware vSphere® 5 and comprehensive cloud infrastructure suite
  • Introduction of vFabric 5, an integrated application platform for virtual and cloud environments
  • Completion of 30th acquisition; major 2011 acquisitions include Digital Fuel, Integrien and SlideRocket
  • Launch of Horizon App Manager
  • Introduction of Cloud Foundry, the industry’s first open PaaS
2010
  • LG and VMware team up to accelerate enterprise adoption of employee-owned smartphones
  • VMware and Google advance cloud computing with general availability of key Java development tools for cloud portability
  • Introduction of cloud application platform to drive IT as a service
  • VMware positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization infrastructure
  • Salesforce.com and VMware form strategic alliance to launch VMforce™, the world’s first enterprise Java cloud
  • Acquisition of Zimbra
2009
  • Revenue hits $2.9 billion
  • Customers exceed 150,000
  • Second VMworld Europe Conference (4,700 attendees)
  • Release of VMware vSphere 4, the successor to VMware Infrastructure 3
  • VMware and Cisco announce an OEM Agreement for the Unified Computing System
  • DMTF announces the “Open Cloud Standards Incubator” to develop standards for managing a cloud computing environment
2008
  • Calendar year revenues are $1.3 billion, surpassing the $1 billion mark in 10 years since its founding
  • First VMworld Europe Conference in Cannes, France (4,500 attendees)
  • Fifth VMworld Conference, the second in Las Vegas, Nevada (13,800 attendees)
  • R&D centers open in Israel and France
  • Wins its 200th award
  • VMware ESXi Hypervisor is available for free
  • Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP and IBM announce plans to embed VMware ESX 3i Hypervisor
  • Introduction of VMware vCloud initiative
  • Acquisition of B-hive (application performance monitoring), Blue Lane (security), Foedus (services assets), Kapsean (technology for cloud OS), Thinstall (application virtualization), Trango Virtual Processors (mobile virtualization) and Tungsten Graphics (3D graphics)
2007
  • With a market value of $30 billion, more than 120,000 customers and more than 20,000 partners, VMware is the fourth-largest software company in the world
  • IPO on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Cisco and Intel invest in VMware
  • Fourth VMworld Conference in San Francisco, California (10,800 attendees)
  • Wins its 100th award
  • Release of VMware Fusion 1.0 for Mac users
  • Five hundredth virtual appliance is available on VMware Solution Exchange
  • National Security Agency selects VMware as its virtualization partner for its Secure Workstation Solution
  • Introduction of cross-platform paravirtualization support
  • Introduction of VMware ESXi Hypervisor
  • Acquisition of Determina (security), Dunes (virtual machine lifecycle), Propero (connection broker) and Sciant (development)
2006
  • Third VMworld conference held in Los Angeles, California (6,700 attendees)
  • Release of AMD Virtualization Hardware Assist
  • Fujitsu and Hitachi become distribution partners and resellers
  • VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Alliance formed
  • Introduction of first utility financial incentive program to support virtualization projects in data centers
  • Launch of VMware Solution Exchange and Certification Program
  • Release of VMware Infrastructure 3
  • Release of free VMware Server, the successor to VMware GSX Server
  • Launch of VMware Academic Program
  • Acquisition of Akimbi (test/dev automation)
  • Ninety-nine of the Fortune 100 are VMware customers
2005
  • One thousand employees, with offices opening in Bangalore, India
  • Second VMworld conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada (3,500 attendees)
  • Release of Intel Virtualization Hardware Assist
  • DMTF Virtualization Standards Group established
  • Sun Microsystems becomes a reseller partner
  • Launch of Community Source Program
  • Release of free VMware Player 1.0
  • Release of VMware ACE 1.0
  • Release of first product to support multi-core
  • Acquisition of AOG Software (capacity planning)
  • R&D center established in Cambridge, Massachusetts
2004
  • First VMworld conference held in San Diego, California (1,400 attendees)
  • Dell becomes a distribution partner and reseller
  • Open interface to virtual infrastructure available
  • Introduction of 64-bit computing support
  • Launch of VMware Technology Network (VMTN)
  • EMC acquires VMware for $625 million, becomes an EMC subsidiary with separate R&D, sales and marketing
2003
  • Sales offices open in Singapore, Japan and Germany
  • Eighty percent of the Fortune 100 companies work with VMware
  • HP, NEC and Unisys become distribution partners and resellers
  • Release of VMware VirtualCenter 1.0 with VMotion
  • Release of first product to support Virtual SMP
  • Release of VMware Converter 1.0
2002
  • Board of directors decide not to sell VMware to Microsoft, leading Microsoft to purchase Connectix Virtual Machine Technology
  • Cumulative bookings reach $100 million
  • Lockheed Martin Space Operations provides support for NASA missions using VMware virtualization software
  • IBM and Fujitsu Siemens become distribution partners and resellers
  • Surpasses 1 million registered user mark with more than $40 million in bookings
2001
  • IBM, Dell, Compaq and HP join VMware Partner Program
  • Release of VMware ESX Server 1.0 and VMware GSX Server 1.0
  • VMware and the National Security Agency team up to build advanced secure computer systems
2000
  • Sales offices open in Dallas, Texas and Washington, D.C.
  • First international office opens in Frimley, United Kingdom

1998

  • Twenty employees by year’s end
  • After a six-week stint in Bugnion’s apartment in Menlo Park, California, the team rents a 500-square-foot office space in neighboring Palo Alto
  • VMware is founded by five like-minded technologists: Edouard Bugnion, Scott Devine, Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum and Edward Wang
1999
  • Company launch at DEMO 1999
  • Release of VMware Workstation 1.0 for Linux and Windows
  • Wins first product award
  • Hiring of first sales employee
  • Bookings reach $1 million

Fast Facts

VMware is the industry-leading virtualization software company. Our technologies simplify IT complexity and streamline operations, helping businesses become more agile, efficient and profitable. By virtualizing infrastructure—from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices—we enable IT to deliver services from any device, anytime, anywhere.

Founded:

1998

Headquarters:

Palo Alto, California, USA

Ticker Symbol:

NYSE: VMW

Employees:

18,000+ worldwide

Revenue:

2014: $6.04 billion
2013: $5.21 billion
2012: $4.61 billion
2011: $3.77 billion
2010: $2.9 billion
2009: $2.0 billion
2008: $1.8 billion
2007: $1.3 billion

Customers:

500,000 organizations of all sizes across all industries

Partners:

Over 75,000 including distributors, resellers, x86 system vendors and systems integrators.

VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider Partners:

VMware has over 4,000 VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider partners in more than 100 countries including over 300 validated Hybrid Cloud Powered Service Providers.