History of VMware: Evolution Timeline

The Concept of Virtualization

Photos of VMware’s team. VMware

“What you had was people placing services on servers in a way that led to lightly loaded machines that were idle most of the time. The whole thing was built for peak performance (and not maximum utilization). Well, idle machines use as much energy as fully utilized machines. The way out of this is to put more on the machines, and get them to be more efficient and take on the work load that will, to some extent, lower the power consumption.”

  • A Pentium II 266MHz processor
  • 64 MB of memory
  • MS-DOS 6
  • Windows 95 and 98
  • Windows NT
  • Red Hat 5.0
  • SuSE Linux 5.3
  • FreeBSD 2.2.8; 3.0; 3.1
  • Save hardware resources
  • Deliver services more efficiently
  • Increase production speed
  • Isolate critical data
  • Ensure quick disaster recovery
  • Develop, share and test software
  • Manage data and resources remotely
  • Automate the infrastructure
  • Conveniently share and distribute data
  1. X 86 architecture. CPU, Memory, Disk, NIC.
  2. VMware Virtualization layer. VM Kernel VMware — runs directly on a host server and talks directly to your physical resources such as memory, processors, network controllers and storage.
  3. Operating Systems. Windows 2000, Windows NT and Linux.
  4. Applications
  5. Console OS. Administrative interface and bootstrap manager that runs on Linux.
ESX interface. VMware
  • A hardware processor and memory
  • A virtual machine monitor (hypervisor)
  • A virtual machine
  • CPU
  • Network adaptors
  • Disk adaptors
  • Networking and SCSI
  • Physical memory
  • vMotion streams
  • Removal of shared storage
  • Encryption during migration
  • Storage vMotion
  • Long distance vMotion
  • Migration of replicated VMs
  • Use vMotion to run your VMs
  • Distribute resources to reduce workload
  • Restart your machines on other hosts
  • Ensure continuous workflow with no downtime
  • Automate your VM processes
  • Manage your compliance policies
  • Monitor your VM storage
  • Integrate physical and virtual tools
VMware’s Cork Office in Ireland. VMware

“I’m 59 years old and VMware is the best investment I made in my life.”

VMware goes public in 2007. VMware






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