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Microsoft
Based on 1390 reviews.
VMware
Based on 1205 reviews.
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Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.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
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services: Bank Alfalah Ltd.
Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse: Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe
Microsoft Analytics Platform System: Transport for London, E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG, Prometeia, Tangerine, SSM Health Care, Service Corporation International
SSIS: PKP Energetyka, UniCredit Bank, Mostar, waldwasser, Ashok leyland, Florida Atlantic University, Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Azure Data Factory: Milliman, Pier 1 Imports, Rockwell Automation, Ziosk, Real Madrid
SCCM: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
SCOM: Dialog Telekom
Microsoft Network Monitor: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, 343 Industries, Intelbras S.A., Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd., FHI 360, ABB, City of Barcelona, Aruba Networks
Microsoft Virtual Server: Paylocity, ASELSAN, Sochi Organizing Committee, Supervisor of Elections, Orange County, Florida, Netgem, Nav Canada, The British & Irish Lions
Microsoft App-V: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), GDDKiA, P&V, Etisalat Lanka, Hellenic Petroleum
Microsoft Azure: BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
IIS: Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
Yammer: Verizon, Rakuten,Nationwide, DHL, Westfield, Telefonica, 7-Eleven, Red Robin, Intuit, eBay,Darden, Suncorp, Tyco, Xerox, and ModCloth.
Microsoft Teams: Honeywll, AIRFRANCE, AccuWeather, Lilly
BizTalk Server: Centrebet, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, QualCare, Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, DTEK, Allscripts, United BioSource, Hogg Robinson
Microsoft DPM: Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
Azure Backup: Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
Hyper-V: Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.
Microsoft Office Live Meeting [EOL]: Grupo Romero, Bajaj finance Limited, Tokushima Prefecture, Cšritas, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia, TP Group, Dusit International, CompassLearning, Instituto Politecnico Nacional
Microsoft Office Communications Server [EOL]: Aruba Networks, Senelec, QNet Limited, New Belgium Brewing Company, ETA a.s., YES Prep Public Schools, Del Monte Foods, CDW, Tieto Corporation
Azure Cost Management: Quixey, Infomedia, Panaya, Wix.com, Mirabeau, Mi9, GetTaxi, Outsmart Studios, Bownty, BlazeMeter: The Load Testing Cloud, Irdeto, Effective Measure, Totango, Nextdoor, BranchOut, The BioTeam, Evolven, Netotiate, ClickSoftware
Azure Stream Analytics: Rockwell Automation, Milliman, Honeywell Building Solutions, Arcoflex Automation Solutions, Real Madrid C.F., Aerocrine, Ziosk, Tacoma Public Schools, P97 Networks
Microsoft Intune: Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security: Mars, Whole Foods, Land O'Lakes, Dow
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium: PresenceHealth, Walsh Construction
Azure Stack: Weblink, Fathym, Sage, CFD Support Ltd, The UberCloud Inc.
Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct: Acuutech, Quest Technology Management, Bradley, Mead & Hunt
Azure Monitor: Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
Azure Container Registry: DNV GL, Alaska Airlines, Finastra
Affirmed Networks: AT&T, Digicel, Orange, Digitalk, etisalat, milicom, globetouch
VMware ThinApp: Delhi International Airport, Telus Communications Company, Mansfield District Council, St Edmunds College, Sydney Adventist Hospital, ITSAM, Hertz International, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. , ASVZ, Appenzell Ausserrhoden Informatik, MTF, Stadt Hattingen, €sterreichisches Verkehrsbªro AG, DER Reisebªro GmbH & Co OHG, Thomas-Krenn.AG, BFI Wien, Metal One Pipe & Tubular Products Inc., NTT Neomeit
vCenter Orchestrator: Beiersdorf Shared Services
vCenter Configuration Manager: Bank Al Bilad, Thomas-Krenn.AG, Pronto!, Unimed Juiz de Fora
vFabric [EOL]: NPC International/Pizza Hut
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
CloudHealth: Pinterest, Dow Jones, RhythmOne, Ziff Davis, Acquia, Mentor Graphics, Lookout, Veracode, SwiftKey, Amtrak, Shi, Imgur, SumoLogic, NewsUK, Cloudera, Canvas
vRealize Business for Cloud: Rent-A-Center, SAIC - (Science Applications International Corporation), Tribune Media, iGATE, EMC, Deutsche Telekom, GEFCO, Banca Ifis
VMware Tanzu Greenplum: General Electric, Conversant, China CITIC Bank, Aridhia, Purdue University
VMware vSphere: Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
VMware vDPA [EOL]: Ideosity, The Waddington Group, MVS Consulting, Federal Government, Educational Institution
VMware SocialCast [EOL]: 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
Apteligent: AT&T, Bloomberg, CNN, Experian, Fox, JC Penny, Urban Outfitters, Nokia, Lutron, NASCAR, T-Mobile, Urban Engines, Microsoft, Lego
VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront: Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
vRealize Network Insight: NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
Nyansa: Rooms To Go, Lululemon
VMware Identity Manager: Seventy Seven Energy, The Hut Group, SAIC
VMware Software Defined Data Center: ACI, Western Carolina University
VMware Workspace ONE: 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
Pivotal Cloud Foundry: Humana, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Liberty Mutual, The Home Depot, GE, West Corp, Merrill Corporation, CoreLogic, Orange, Dish Network, Comcast, Bloomberg, Internal Revenue Service, Ford Motor Company, Garmin, Volkswagen, Solera, Allstate, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ScotiaBank
VMware Software Defined Storage: Helse Nord, Sky
VMware Cloud Foundation: ricoh, dell technologies, sky
VMware Harbor Registry: 360 Total Security, OVHcloud, TalkingData, Trend Micro
VMware AppDefense: Interfaith Medical Center, Ceridian
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Comms Service Provider
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Government
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Media Company
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Computer Software Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Media Company
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Government
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