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VMware Works with Intel to Optimize Virtualization of Intel Servers and Desktops

VMware Works with Intel to Optimize Virtualization of Intel Servers and Desktops

Companies Expand Relationship and Collaborate to Bring Virtualization-Optimized Products to Market

SAN FRANCISCO and PALO ALTO, Calif., March 1, 2005 — At the Spring 2005 Intel Developer Forum, VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced an expanded relationship with Intel to further drive the rapid expansion of virtualization of Intel servers and desktops throughout the enterprise.

As part of the expanded relationship, the two companies will collaborate on optimization of VMware server and desktop products working with Intel's future chip-level virtualization technologies. The end result for enterprise users will be a robust, optimized set of operating system-agnostic virtual infrastructure solutions that leverage VMware's seven years of extensive technology innovation and leadership in delivering high performance, production-ready virtualization products for the Intel architecture.

The current results of this collaboration can be seen at the Spring 2005 Intel DevelopeForum where VMware products running on Intel's Virtualization Technology (formerly code-named Vanderpool Technology) prototypes will be showcased during Intel keynotes and in the solution pavilions. VMware will incorporate product support for Intel's Virtualization Technology as it becomes available in Intel microprocessors.

"The combination of Intel Virtualization Technology and VMware's virtualization expertise and products will lead to truly compelling usage models for enterprise computing," said Pat Gelsinger, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel. "Virtualization has reached a point of real maturity in the server space and will bring exciting new applications to enterprise clients including increased manageability, improved ease of use and enhanced security. We look forward to VMware's support of Intel's Virtualization Technology."

"We are pleased that Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, is adding virtualization support in the hardware. VMware endorses this move as it further validates the significance of our core market. We are excited to work with Intel to make future hardware technologies more virtualization-friendly and optimized foVMware products," said Diane Greene, President, VMware. "We are looking forward to our increased co-operation as market leaders to proliferate the most advanced and robust virtualization solutions for the enterprise."

In addition to product development and support, VMware and Intel are developing plans foa broad range of marketing activities that include advertising, events and solution centers to educate customers on the power of VMware virtual infrastructure on Intel servers and desktops.

About VMware Virtual Infrastructure

VMware virtual infrastructure is a strong foundation for next generation computing in the enterprise. VMware virtual infrastructure allows software to be deployed and managed independently of hardware and is used by thousands today for server consolidation and containment, business continuity, test and development and enterprise desktop management.

About VMware, Inc.

VMware, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC), is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. The world's largest companies use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands. VMware is based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit or call 650-475-5000.

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