VMware, Inc. is a publicly traded software virtualization company listed on the NASDAQ under stock ticker VMW. Dell Technologies is a majority share holder. VMware provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services. It was one of the first commercially successful companies to virtualize the x86 architecture.
VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS, while its enterprise software hypervisor for servers, VMware ESXi, is a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system