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ESXi: origin of the ESX and GSX names

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/10

Not sure how I bumped into the below info, as it was in one of the open tabs of a VM that I had not accessed for a long time.

Tracing back, the links can be found via Wikipedia.

Here is the post content from the 2005 thread [] Wayback “Abbreviation ESX”:

VMware: Origin of ESX and GSX names

VMware: Origin of ESX and GSX names

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535 posts since
Apr 2, 2004

2. Aug 10, 2005 6:22 AM  in response to: kimono

Re: Abbreviation ESX

ESX = Elastic or Electric Sky

GSX = Ground Sky

early days west coast cali hippy advertising thinking from the boys in the states. They dont mean’t anything and the X was added for acromyn 



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