Avaya Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California that provides multi-channel business communication solutions for customer & team engagement. Avaya currently services more than 95% of the Fortune 500 organizations- Asia Pacific; Caribbean, Latin America; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Middle East & Africa and United States and Canada. In 1995, the company that would become Avaya was a part of Lucent Technologies. Before that it had been a part of AT&T.
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.