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Microsoft
Based on 4239 reviews.
VMware
Based on 1837 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
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
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
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
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
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
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
Hexadite
Nuance
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 Site Recovery
Russell Reynolds Associates, Union Insurance, Rackspace
Azure Container Registry
DNV GL, Alaska Airlines, Finastra
Affirmed Networks
AT&T, Digicel, Orange, Digitalk, etisalat, milicom, globetouch
Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Microsoft Defender for Cloud is trusted by companies such as ASOS, Vatenfall, SWC Technology Partners, and more.
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
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
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 Tanzu GemFire
Southwest Airlines, Indian Railways, GE Power and Water
VMware Postgres
The world’s most versatile open-source database VMware Postgres is open-source PostgreSQL binaries, packaged and commercially supported.
VMware vSphere
Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
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
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
Carbon Black CB Defense
Netflix, Progress Residential, Indeed, Hologic, Gentle Giant, Samsung Research America
Carbon Black CB Response
ALLETEbelk
vRealize Log Insight
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 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 Disaster Recovery
Certainty Home Loans, VPay, ZEON
VMware Cloud Foundation
ricoh, dell technologies, sky
VMware Harbor Registry
360 Total Security, OVHcloud, TalkingData, Trend Micro
Carbon Black Cloud Managed Detection Deliver
Coincheck, Mednax, Charles River, Chick-fil-A, Netflix, Domino's Pizza
VMware AppDefense
Interfaith Medical Center, Ceridian
VMware XDR
BN Vital, IndusInd Bank
Popular Solutions
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
23%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
Comms Service Provider
24%
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Government
7%
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