Cisco (NASDAQ : CSCO)
enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 63,050 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies.
VMware (NYSE: VMW)
is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2007 revenues of $1.33 billion, more than 100,000 customers and more than 10,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest-growing public software companies. VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and on the Web at www.vmware.com.
VMware at a Glance :
||1998; acquired by EMC in 2004; IPO in August 2007 (NYSE:VMW)
||100,000, including 100% of Fortune 100
||Palo Alto, CA, USA
|Products & Solutions :
Award-Winning Products :
VMware offers a wide range of award-winning virtualization products, from free software for virtualizing desktops and servers to comprehensive enterprise-class platforms for optimizing data centers and IT infrastructure.
Proven Solutions :
VMware's broad and proven suite of virtualization solutions addresses a range of complex challenges facing IT organizations, including :
Server Consolidation & Infrastructure Optimization : VMware technology – including the industry's only complete virtual infrastructure -- helps organizations consolidate servers and increase utilization rates, greatly reduce power and cooling costs, and manage and automate IT processes for maximum availability, performance and scalability.
Business Continuity : With exclusive features such as automated load balancing and live migration of virtual machines, VMware technology enables organizations to increase uptime and reduce the cost and complexity of meeting high availability and disaster recovery objectives.
Software Lifecycle Automation : Developers and other IT professionals use VMware solutions to streamline the software development and testing process, reduce server provisioning time, and improve software quality.
Enterprise Desktop Management :Enabling enterprises to better manage and control their desktop systems, VMware helps customers speed deployments, administer systems from a central location, and provide end-users with a satisfying physical-PC experience.
Global Partner Ecosystem : To meet customer needs for added value and product interoperability, VMware maintains partnerships with the world's leading technology companies. This includes technical alliances with 500+ hardware, software, network, storage and consulting companies; a reseller network of 10,000+ accredited resellers, distributors and systems integrators; and dozens of virtual appliance makers offering software-OS combinations in pre-configured packages.
Services and Support : To protect and leverage customer investments in VMware technology, VMware provides a range of Professional Services and Customer Support through VMware teams as well as through hundreds of authorized partner organizations in 36 countries. This includes proactive, top-quality Support offerings, Consulting services to accelerate virtualization implementations, and extensive Education services for building in-house expertise.
Superior Technology & Value :
VMware offers customers a superior choice for virtualization solutions through:
Mature, production-proven products of unparalleled performance, robustness and reliability.
The industry's only complete virtualization infrastructure, enabling virtualized assets to be aggregated and deployed as a shared utility for dynamic, automated, always-on computing.
Platform neutrality and open standards for greater interoperability and the flexibility to create shared resource pools independent of specific OS and hardware platforms.
Maximum value through rapid ROI, lower ownership costs, and a scale-as-you-grow adoption cycle of escalating value.
Bank of America :
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services.
We serve clients in 175 countries and have relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies, as well as 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500.
At Bank of America, our Global Corporate & Investment Banking professionals serve 99% of U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 80% of global Fortune 500 companies. Products and services include:
- Capital Raising
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Risk Management
- Sales & Trading
- Treasury Management