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Virtual machine software from VMware, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (www.vmware.com) that allows multiple copies of the same operating system or several different operating systems to run in the same x86-based machine. For years, VMware has been the leader in virtualization software (see virtual machine).

Client PC Versions
VMware Workstation supports Windows, Linux and Unix guest operating systems. VMware ACE is a deployment tool for propagating virtual machines created in VMware Workstation to other PCs. A user's desktop (OS and applications) can be stored on a USB drive for transport.

VMware Fusion for the Mac
VMware Fusion runs Windows, Linux and other guest operating systems on the Mac (see VMware Fusion).

VMware Player - Try It First
The VMware Player runtime engine executes applications packaged as a virtual appliance without requiring the full VMware in the computer (see VMware Player).

vSphere Server Versions
vSphere is VMware's brand for its ESX and ESXi products. ESX is the company's flagship server virtualization product, which includes tools for datacenter management. For example, VMware's Vmotion enables virtual machines to be migrated live from one server to another.

ESXi (formerly ESX Server 3i) is a compact version that was designed for both servers and embedded devices. ESXi eliminates the console operating system (COS) in ESX.

Free VMware Server
VMware Server (formerly GSX Server) is a free product. However, VMware Server requires Windows or Linux to work, whereas ESX and ESXi are stand-alone virtual machine monitors (hypervisors) that directly control the hardware.

Thin Clients - Virtual Desktop Manager
Under the umbrella of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) VMware's Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) provides a desktop virtualization environment for thin clients. Each user's desktop resides as a VMware virtual machine in the server. See thin client and virtual machine.
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In addition, I-View Now is proud to be named one of the 10 finalists chosen from the Innovation Award winners who will battle it out in the ESX 2016 TechVision Challenge, an interactive competition held live at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in the Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas, on Tuesday, June 7.
In July, ESX will produce a webinar on security robotics and distribute a digital special report on security robotics.
For customers with current maintenance agreements, upgrade from Arkeia's VMware ESX Backup Agent is provided at no charge.
esXpress supports up to 16 concurrent backup streams per ESX host and the resulting backups can be self-restored without using esXpress or other virtual machine infrastructure.
Our engineers build vehicles, not server configurations - so we welcome the added simplicity that Fujitsu Siemens Computers and VMware have delivered by pre-installing PRIMERGY servers to run with the new VMware Embedded ESX Server 3i virtualization software," says Martin Mauser, Chief Executive Officer at Walter Mauser.
ESX Server runs directly on the hardware and provides fine-grained resource controls that adapt to the needs of mission-critical applications.
Today's move follows the announcement in February of an IBM and VMware joint development agreement in which VMware integrated its VMware ESX Server software to operate on IBM eServer Intel-based servers.
One of the keys to the ESX system said Bill Mauceri, vice president of Flo Draulic Inc, Norcross, Ga.
Designed for both IT professionals and newcomers to VMware ESX servers, this guidebook combines tips, practices and solutions to the world's leading virtual infrastructure platform.
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Virtualisation management solutions provider Xangati announced on Wednesday it is introducing two new products - Xangati for ESX and the Xangati Management Dashboard.
With virtualisation being increasingly rolled out across many data centres and server rooms, Quantum has this week begun shipping a module that will allow for the backup and restoration of VMware ESX virtual servers on its DXi-Series of disk backup systems.