DataCore Software is a leading software defined storage vendor specializing in storage virtualization, storage management, and storage networking. DataCore was founded on February 4, 1998 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The original team of 12 employees had previously designed and pioneered high-end storage subsystems at Encore Computer. The company was formed to build portable storage virtualization software to manage and control storage resources and insulate users and applications from storage-related disruptions. The company also describes itself as a leader in software defined storage architectures based on its solutions being hardware independent and managing and auto-tuning the performance and utilization of all forms of storage including flash memory technologies, spinning disk drives and Cloud storage.
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.