Earlier today, VMware rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the company’s next phase as a stand-alone company. Executives, board members and employees were on hand to witness this milestone, and thousands more employees watched the opening bell online.
“This is a special moment for our company and our team,” said VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram. “VMware has an incredibly important mission to deliver the trusted foundation to accelerate innovation. And we’re just getting started. VMware’s strong heritage of innovation continues to transform the industry and empower our customers. The market opportunity ahead will propel us even further. We would not be here today without the passion, commitment and collaboration of Team VMware.”
VMware has been a publicly traded company since August 2007, and today marks the company’s third chapter of customer-focused innovation:
- In Chapter 1, we pioneered virtualization. This groundbreaking technology gives customers new levels of flexibility and laid the foundation for the cloud model we all rely on today.
- In Chapter 2, we went bigger and broader—virtualizing the entire data center and giving customers all the benefits of public cloud on-premises.
- Now, we are ready for Chapter 3. As the only stand-alone cloud company with strategic partnerships with all major cloud vendors and leading infrastructure, we help companies deliver on a truly customer-centric, multi-cloud vision.
“Multi-cloud will be the model for digital business for the next 20 years. And in this vibrant, dynamic marketplace, the pace of innovation is relentless,” said Raghuram. “VMware is the only stand-alone cloud company partnering with all the major cloud vendors and leading infrastructures. As such, we’re uniquely qualified to empower customers on their multi-cloud journeys. And with our strong financial standing, we are well-positioned to accelerate our strategy and continue driving innovation in the years ahead.”