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History of VMware

2013

  • vSphere 5.5 released – Sept. 22nd
  • Workstation 10.0 and Fusion 6.0 released – Sept. 4th
  • 10th VMworld conference held in San Francisco, CA (22,500 attendees) - Aug. 25th – Aug. 29th
  • VMware announces that they will acquire Virsto – Feb. 11th
  • VMware CTO Stephen Herrod announces that he will be leaving VMware – Jan. 15th

2012

  • vSphere 5.1 released – Sept. 11th
  • 9th VMworld conference held in San Francisco, CA (21,000 attendees) – Aug. 26th – Aug. 30th
  • Workstation 9.0 and Fusion 5.0 released - Aug. 23rd
  • VMware announces Pat Gelsinger replaces Paul Maritz as CEO - July 17th

2011

  • 4th VMworld Europe held in Copenhagen, Denmark (6,500 attendees) - Oct. 18th – Oct. 20th
  • Workstation 8.0 and Fusion 4.0 released – Sept. 14th
  • VMware View 5.0 released – Sept. 14th
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 released – Sept. 14th
  • 8th VMworld conference held in Las Vegas, NV (19,000 attendees) – Aug. 29th – Sept. 1st
  • vSphere 5.0 released – Aug. 24th
  • View 4.6 released – Feb. 28th

2010

  • 3rd VMworld Europe held in Copenhagen, Denmark (6,000 attendees) – Oct. 11th – Oct. 14th
  • View 4.5 released – Sept. 13th
  • 7th VMworld conference held in San Francisco, CA (17,000 attendees) – Aug. 30th – Sept. 2nd
  • vSphere 4.1 released – July 13th
  • Workstation 7.1 and Fusion 3.1 released – May 26th

2009

  • View 4.0 released – Nov. 19th
  • Workstation 7.0 and Fusion 3.0 released – Oct. 27th
  • 6th VMworld conference held in San Francisco, CA (12,500 attendees)
  • vSphere 4.0 Released – May 21st
  • 2nd VMworld Europe held in Cannes, France (4,700 attendees)
  • Converter 4.0 Released

2008

  • 5th VMworld conference held in Las Vegas, NV (14,000 attendees)
  • Fusion 2.0 released
  • Server 2.0 released
  • Workstation 6.5 released
  • ESXi becomes available for free
  • 1st VMworld Europe held in Cannes, France (4,500 attendees)
  • Paul Maritz takes over as CEO from Diane Greene – July 8th

2007

  • 4th VMworld conference held in San Francisco, CA (10,800 attendees)
  • ESX 3i released – Dec. 20th
  • Fusion 1.0 for Mac released
  • Converter 3.0 released (formerly P2V Assistant)
  • ESX 3.5 & VirtualCenter 2.5 released – Dec. 10th
  • Workstation 6.0 released

2006

  • 3rd VMworld conference held in Los Angeles, CA (6,700 attendees)
  • VI3 released with ESX 3.0 & VirtualCenter 2.0 – Jun. 15th
  • Server 1.0 released (replaced GSX Server)

2005

  • 2nd VMworld conference held in Las Vegas, NV (3,500 attendees)
  • Player 1.0 released
  • P2V Assistant 2.0 released
  • Workstation 5.0 &  5.5 released

2004

  • 1st VMworld conference in San Diego, CA (1,400 attendees)
  • ESX 2.5 released
  • GSX Server 3.0 released
  • VMTN technical communities launched – Oct. 27th
  • EMC Acquires VMware

2003

  • VMware VirtualCenter 1.0 with VMotion Released – Nov. 10th

2001

  • ESX 1.0 (Elastic Sky X) & GSX 1.0 (Ground Storm X) released
  • Workstation 3.0 released

2000

  • Workstation 2.0 released

1999

  • Workstation 1.0 released for Windows & Linux

1998

  • VMware founded by Diane Greene, Dr. Mendel Rosenblum and Ed Bugnion