VMware goes mainstream

Steve Hamm

VMware is a true tech-industry phenomenon. With revenues doubling year over year, it's on the same growth trajectory as Oracle was in its salad days--and Oracle was the fastest-growing software startup ever. So far, VMware's fans have been corporate software developers and their bosses. And no wonder. VMware's products make it easier to develop software programs and to get more use out of a corporation's servers. It sells virtual machine software that makes it possible to run several operating systems on a single computer server, or to move applications from server to server at will.

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