Cisco vs VMware

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Cisco
Based on 362 reviews.
VMware
Based on 967 reviews.
Overview
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, and it supports, manages and operates business systems for various and major third parties. Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack, who was in charge of the Stanford University computer science department's computers, and Sandy Lerner, who managed the Graduate School of Business' computers.VMware, Inc. is a US software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion. Greene and Rosenblum, who are married, first met while at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sample Customers
Cisco Piston Enterprise OS: Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Cisco CloudCenter: NTT, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), CollabNet, Pratt & Miller, PZFlex
Cisco UCS Director: Entel, Data#3, Cegal, NESIC, LightEdge
WebEx Social [EOL]: Afni, AGCO, Bellevue, Came Group, Cisco IT, DOW, Dundee Precious Metals, Edinburgh Napier University, Explorer Pipeline, Instituto Zaldivar, Moffitt Cancer Center, Mondi Group, National Rugby League, NBA, North West Redwater, Park Nicollet, Pirelli, Presidio Inc., Saipem, San Jose State University, University of Dammam, VITAS Healthcare
BroadSoft Team-One: 1GTM, Bayly
Cisco Catalyst Switches: Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
Cisco Nexus: Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
Cisco VXI: Advanced Medical Transport, Artoni Transporti, Calligaris, CIPCO, Citrix, Comcast, Desktone, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), LightEdge, Management Science Associates, Molina Healthcare, North West Redwater, Outscale
Cisco Data Center Network Manager: Banco de Guayaquil, Cox Communications, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Roper St. Francis, University of British Columbia
Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise: Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREF
Meraki Dashboard: Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
Cisco ACI: Bowling Green State University, du, Qatar University
Springpath [EOL]: Sigma Designs, Superior Document Solutions
Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series: BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Ready Pac Foods, Bryant University, Bellevue Group, KPIT Technologies, City Harvest
Cisco Cariden: Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co.KG
Meraki SD-WAN: École Jeannine Manuel
Cisco UCS Manager: Management Science Associates, Peak 10, Virtual Consulting Professionals
Cisco Identity Services Engine: Aegean Motorway, BC Hydro, Beachbody, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Cisco IT, Derby City Council, Global Banking Customer, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, Houston Methodist, Linz AG, London Hydro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Molina Healthcare, MST Systems, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Reykjavik University, Wildau University
Cisco Meraki Systems Manager: Hafen Hamburg & Empire Riverside Hotel, Eastview Church, Tourism Holdings, Colegio Sagrada Familia Hijas de Jesús, Tommy Bahama's, Canadian School Mexico, Rosebank College
Cisco SD-WAN: Doyle Research, Ashton Metzler & Associates
Cisco Tetration: ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
vCenter Orchestrator: Beiersdorf Shared Services
vCloud Director: MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
vRealize Automation: Rent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
vRealize Operations (vROps): Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
vRealize Business for Cloud: Rent-A-Center, SAIC - (Science Applications International Corporation), Tribune Media, iGATE, EMC, Deutsche Telekom, GEFCO, Banca Ifis
VMware Horizon View: Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
VMware Wanova Mirage: Kingston University
VMware Player: Akademiska Hus
VMware App Volumes: NetApp
VMware Fusion: NetApp
VMware Horizon Air: Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
VMware Horizon 7: LCMC Health
VMware Horizon Cloud: Marriott, Sprint
VMware Workstation: Akademiska Hus
VMware AirWatch: Australian Sports Commission, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Lomond School, Merck, United Bank, Medical College of Wisconsin, Latymer Upper School, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dowling Aaron Inc., Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Harrogate Grammar School, Duke University Football, Delta Air Lines, Adventist Health System, Giochi Preziosi, Cramlington Learning Village, Intermountain Healthcare, Safexpress, TAG Aviation
VMware SocialCast: DIRECTV, Atea
VMware NSX: City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
VMware vRealize Suite: Weill Cornell Medical College
VMware EVO:RAIL [EOL]: ASAHI INTERACTIVE, Fukuoka-Hibiki Shinkin Bank
VMware vSAN: Read Some Case Studies At Home Cloud CaribCINgroupDiscovery Check out the Rest of our Customer Stories Here
vRealize Network Insight: NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
Wavefront: Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
VMware Identity Manager: Seventy Seven Energy, The Hut Group, SAIC
VeloCloud: Redmond, Coca Cola, Roka Bioscience, MetTel, Deutsche Telekom, Rockford Construction,  The Bay Club, tru Independence, Triton Management Services, DevCon, AXPM
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
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Financial Services Firm
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Manufacturing Company
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University
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Financial Services Firm
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Comms Service Provider
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Healthcare Company
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Manufacturing Company
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