The company is the largest global vendor of virtualization software for server operating systems. Over 80% of the company is owned by storage technology firm EMC, which is also on Goldman's current "buy" list. In the third quarter, VMWare reported that revenue jumped 32%, while net income doubled to $178 million, or 41 cents per share.VMWare's shares have appreciated a mere 0.5% this year, but over the past three years, they have an average annual return of a whopping 67%. The company has a $40 billion market valuation. >>To see these stocks in action, visit the 9 Top Goldman Sachs Stocks for 2012 portfolio on Stockpickr.