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Microsoft
Based on 1002 reviews.
VMware
Based on 1066 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.
SharePoint: Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
Yammer: Verizon, Rakuten,Nationwide, DHL, Westfield, Telefonica, 7-Eleven, Red Robin, Intuit, eBay,Darden, Suncorp, Tyco, Xerox, and ModCloth.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server: Del Monte Foods, Unicredit Leasing, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Nokia Czech Republic, Perkins Eastman, JLL, ICA, óxito Software, Dorset Software, PKP Cargo, Arcapita Bank B.S.C., AVE CZ, Chesapeake Energy
Microsoft 365 Business: Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
Microsoft Teams: Honeywll, AIRFRANCE, AccuWeather, Lilly
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
IIS: Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
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.
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
Microsoft Intune: Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium: PresenceHealth, Walsh Construction
Azure Stack: Weblink, Fathym, Sage, CFD Support Ltd, The UberCloud Inc.
Azure Monitor: Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
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 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 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: DIRECTV, Atea
Apteligent: AT&T, Bloomberg, CNN, Experian, Fox, JC Penny, Urban Outfitters, Nokia, Lutron, NASCAR, T-Mobile, Urban Engines, Microsoft, Lego
Wavefront by VMware: Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
vRealize Network Insight: NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
VMware Identity Manager: Seventy Seven Energy, The Hut Group, SAIC
VMware Software Defined Data Center: ACI, Western Carolina University
VMware Cloud Foundation: ricoh, dell technologies, sky
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