Pegasystems Inc. is a publicly traded American software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. It has several products that focus on customer service and predictive analytics. Pegasystems was founded in 1983 by CEO and Chairman Alan Trefler. The company went public in 1996 and began trading on NASDAQ under the symbol PEGA. Pegasystems' customers are in various sectors such as financial services, insurance, healthcare, communications & media, life sciences, and government.
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.