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VMware and Pivotal Expand Strategic Partnership

VMware and Pivotal Partner to Co-Develop Pivotal CF, a Cloud Foundry-Based, Commercially Supported Hybrid Platform as a Service for VMware vSphere(R) and vCloud(R) Hybrid Service(TM); Companies Will Continue Ongoing Leadership of and Contribution to Cloud Foundry Open Source Community

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2013) - Today at VMworld® 2013, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and Pivotal announced they are partnering to co-develop Pivotal CF, a commercially supported hybrid Platform as a Service (PaaS) based on the Cloud Foundry platform. Pivotal CF will be made available on VMware vSphere® and vCloud® Hybrid Service™ later this year. Demonstrations of the product can be seen at the Pivotal booth at VMworld (Booth #1641), with select customers able to participate in an early access program. As the initial creator of the Cloud Foundry platform, VMware will continue to work with Pivotal and other industry partners to help advance the Cloud Foundry ecosystem as it fosters continued open innovation and community growth.

"VMware is committed to working with Pivotal to continue enhancing the Cloud Foundry platform, helping customers take full advantage of Platform as a Service," said Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, VMware. "By making the Pivotal CF hybrid PaaS available on both VMware vSphere® and vCloud® Hybrid Service™, VMware and Pivotal can provide multiple options for developers to create the next generation of enterprise applications."

"VMware's continued commitment speaks volumes to the momentum that the Cloud Foundry platform has received over the past few months," said Rob Mee, senior vice president, Cloud Applications, Pivotal. "As Cloud Foundry is fast becoming the preeminent open source, cloud-independent Platform as a Service, VMware's support and new offerings will give customers a great set of choices to deploy their applications."

The open source Cloud Foundry platform includes support for vSphere today, enabling customers to use PaaS technology to accelerate time to market for new applications deployed on-premises. VMware and Pivotal are also engaged in ongoing co-development efforts to deliver Pivotal CF, a commercially supported version of Cloud Foundry on vSphere, expanding the options developers have for its use. The Pivotal CF PaaS will also support VMware vCloud Hybrid Service as an additional deployment option. Customers can leverage Pivotal's application and infrastructure technologies to take advantage of the consistent management, security and resiliency of hybrid cloud infrastructure, simplifying deployment of both existing and new cloud-native applications to the public cloud.

As part of VMware's ongoing commitment to the Cloud Foundry open source community, VMware is a sponsor of Pivotal's first-ever Cloud Foundry conference, "Platform," to be held Sept. 8-9 in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit

About Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry is the leading open platform-as-a-service, providing an open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project, stewarded by Pivotal, and available on Github: To learn more about Cloud Foundry visit

About Pivotal
Pivotal, committed to open source and open standards, is a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Pivotal's revolutionary Enterprise PaaS product, powered by Cloud Foundry, will be available in Q4 2013. Learn more at Follow Pivotal on Twitter @gopivotal and LinkedIn, G+.

About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the future development and availability of Pivotal CF on VMware platforms, its features and its potential benefits to customers and expectations of customer interest and utilization. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization and cloud computing markets, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers' ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing, network virtualization and the software defined data center; (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and end user computing and networking; (vii) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; and (viii) geopolitical events and stability. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Contact Information:


David Oro
Pivotal Corporate Communications

Ken Lotich
VMware Global Communications
+1 (650) 427-1911

David Gibbs
Hill+Knowlton Strategies for VMware
+1 (512) 432-1861