|VMware, Inc. is a US-based company specializing in virtualization software. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, California. The Company is majority owned by EMC Corporation. The name "VMware" comes from the acronym "VM", meaning "virtual machine", combined with "ware" from the second part of "software".|
VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. VMware's enterprise software, VMware ESX Server, runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.
The three rounded squares in the logo represent the three different types of virtual machines that VMware can run simultaneously