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VMware Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Client Computing Software

VMware End-User Computing Business Achieves Major Company Milestone With Recognition of Industry Leadership

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2015) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has been positioned as a leader in the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment (doc #256606, June 2015)." VMware was recognized as having the most complete strategy and solution capabilities for delivering virtual desktops and applications through its VMware Horizon portfolio of solutions and services that includes VMware Horizon® 6, Horizon Air™, Horizon FLEX™ and VMware App Volumes™.

According to the IDC report, "VMware's position reflects the company's market position and commitment to providing resources to expand its EUC product portfolio and infrastructure." The report continues, "IDC believes that IT organizations will increasingly seek comprehensive easy-to-use endpoint management solutions that can scale across dispersed and disparate environments consisting of a mix of physical, virtual, and cloud architectures."

"We're proud of the position VMware has placed in IDC's Marketscape report as it marks a huge shift in the client computing landscape," said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, desktop, End-User Computing, VMware. "This achievement is due to the tireless work of everyone in the VMware End-User Computing business unit and the spirit of innovation shared among the team. We will continue to push the envelope of innovation to help customers transform their desktops and deliver applications to any device, on any platform, anywhere using a secure virtual workspace so workers can truly take advantage of the mobile cloud."

To access an excerpt of the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing, Software 2015 Vendor Assessment" report, visit:

Additional Resources

  • Read a blog post about VMware's position in the latest IDC MarketScape report by David Grant, vice president of product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware on
  • Learn more about the VMware Horizon portfolio of solutions and services
  • Register and learn more about VMware's Business Mobility strategy
  • Follow VMware Horizon on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

About IDC MarketScape
The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About VMware
VMware is a 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, Horizon, Horizon Air, Horizon FLEX, and App Volumes are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Contact Information:

Media Contacts:
Louis Cheng
VMware Global Communications
(650) 427-7643

Meredith Simpson
H+K Strategies for VMware
(312) 255-3039