VMware pioneered x86-based virtualization in 1998 and continues to innovate. VMwaree solutions provide the fundamental virtualization technology for all leading x86-based hardware suppliers.
The company offers a variety of software-based partitioning pproaches, utilizing both hosted (Workstation and VMware Server) and hypervisor (ESX Server) architectures.
Unique to VMware is the VMotion technology, whereby live, running virtual machines can be moved from one physical system to another while maintaining continuous service availability. VMotion thus allows fast reconfiguration and optimization of resources across the virtual infrastructure.