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VMware Wins InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Award For Fifth Consecutive Year

VMware Wins InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Award For Fifth Consecutive Year

VMware Infrastructure Named “Best Server Virtualization Platform”

PALO ALTO, Calif., February 11, 2009— VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced that VMware Infrastructure 3 has won InfoWorld’s 2009 Technology of the Year Award for the best server virtualization platform.  This marks the fifth consecutive year that VMware has received the magazine’s prestigious Technology of the Year Award.

“No doubt surprising no one, VMware Infrastructure 3 repeats as winner for Best Server Virtualization Platform, as well as VMware Workstation for Best Desktop Virtualization,” said Doug Dineley, executive editor of the InfoWorld Test Center.  “The chase is on, but competitors still have no match for these two trailblazers.”

VMware Infrastructure 3 is the industry’s most robust and widely deployed virtualization suite, used by more than 130,000 customers worldwide, including 100 percent of the Fortune 100 and 95 percent of the Fortune Global 500.  VMware Infrastructure unifies discrete hardware resources to create a shared dynamic platform, while delivering built–in availability, security and scalability to applications. These capabilities can dramatically decrease both capital and operating costs, increase IT control of applications through service level automation, and empower IT departments with the widest range of options to flexibly respond to changing business conditions.

InfoWorld Test Center Staff said on VMware Infrastructure 3: “Performance and scalability improvements, along with new features such as integrated capacity planning, patch management, and live migration of virtual disks, filled important gaps and set the stage for the next big release, which we expect to mark the advent of virtualization as the rule in datacenters, not the exception.”

“We are honored to win InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Award for the fifth consecutive year,” said Raghu Raghuram, vice president, server business unit, VMware.  “This award recognizes our hard work and commitment to providing strong customer value – enabling customers to do more with less, and to do it better.”

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About VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter.  Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2008 revenues of $1.9 billion, more than 130,000 customers and more than 22,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).  For more information, visit

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Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to continuing customer adoption and deployment of virtualization technologies, including levels of demand for our products, priorities in customer spending and customer perceptions of competing products. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) current uncertainty in global economic conditions that pose a risk to the overall economy as consumers and businesses may defer purchases in response to tighter credit and negative financial news, which could negatively affect product demand; (ii) further adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (v) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products, (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software; (viii) changes to product development timelines;(ix) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (x) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; and (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates.