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Independent Research Firm Names VMware a Leader in 2016 Reports for Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions and Private Cloud Software Suites

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - January 21, 2016) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that VMware is positioned as a Leader in both "The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016" and "The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016." According to Forrester's reports, VMware achieved the highest score for cloud operations amongst the 11 hybrid cloud management vendors evaluated and the highest score for current offering amongst the nine private cloud vendors evaluated.

"The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016" states that "The vRealize® Suite includes vRealize Automation, Application Services, Business Standard, Orchestrator and Operations. The combined products work well together and offer solid cloud resource discovery and on-boarding, deep configuration and automated provisioning, and integrated cost and performance optimization." The report examines how "a hybrid cloud management solution (HCMS) helps companies balance the competing demands and responsibilities of cloud developers and technology managers."

According to "The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016," "VMware's vRealize Enterprise Suite 6.0 provides a powerful and intuitive administrative interface with granular permissions and a wealth of tracked operations metrics." The report continues: "As a private cloud software suite, this product is strong. Over the next 12 months, VMware plans to focus on hybrid cloud enablement, build out platform integrations, provide deeper integrations with software-defined data center (SDDC) technology, and simplify the solution." This Forrester Wave measured current offering criteria such as cloud management and self-service access, service management and creation, automation capabilities, heterogeneity, contract terms and support, and cost.

"We are delighted that Forrester has named VMware as a leader in both hybrid cloud management solutions and private cloud software suites," said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Management Suites Business Unit, VMware. "We believe this ranking from one of the industry's leading analyst firms affirms our customers' confidence they have selected the right partner for their cloud journey, whether they plan to run a private, public or hybrid cloud."

The VMware vRealize Suite addresses cloud management requirements across day-one and day-two operations for compute, storage, network and application level resources in heterogeneous, hybrid clouds. According to a Forrester Total Economic Impact study, the VMware vRealize Suite increases business agility by accelerating the application release process from weeks to less than one day, while improving IT efficiency by reducing capacity used by 10 percent and delivering hardware cost avoidance of 15 percent, resulting in a Return on Investment of 243 percent. (1)

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VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2014 revenues of $6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

VMware, vRealize, vRealize Automation, vRealize Application Services, vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Operations are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

(1) Forrester, "The Total Economic Impact of VMware's Automated Application Deployment," June 2015, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of VMware

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