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VMware Ranked No. 1 in Cloud Systems Management and Datacenter Automation Software by Global Analyst Firm for Third Consecutive Year

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 25, 2016) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that leading analyst firm IDC has named VMware as the market share leader in both the worldwide cloud systems management(1) and the datacenter automation(2) software markets based on 2015 revenues. This is the third consecutive year that VMware has topped both categories.

"These reports are a validation of our commitment to innovation and indicative that our unified cloud management platform drove successful results for our customers in 2015," said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. "Our vision and our customer's trust and loyalty in our products have allowed us to outperform and maintain a leadership position in both cloud systems management and datacenter automation. We are honored to be recognized by IDC for our efforts and continue to work in partnership with our customers to meet their cloud automation and management needs of today and tomorrow."

Cloud Systems Management Leader

According to IDC's report, "Cloud Systems Management Software Market Shares, 2015: Year of Continued Expansion," VMware's market share stood at 22.6 percent, more than nine percentage points above the second place vendor.

The report notes that, "The worldwide cloud systems management software market continues to expand rapidly as increasing numbers of enterprise and service provider customers embrace cloud-based architectures for a wide range of production and DevOps workloads. Customers are gaining confidence with their ability to optimize multi-cloud environments that match workloads to a mix of on-premises and/or public cloud infrastructure, development platforms, and software-as-a-service options."

Driving Datacenter Automation

IDC's "Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software Market Shares, 2015: Year of Suite Success," links VMware's market growth with its focus on datacenter and cloud management automation. VMware occupied the largest percentage of market share in 2015 at 29.1 percent, 19 percentage points greater than the next vendor. According to the report, VMware's automation products grew aggressively in 2015, outpacing the market.

The report states that, "Demand for datacenter automation software and SaaS solutions continues to expand as more and more organizations recognize that modern application architectures and multi-cloud infrastructure strategies require IT operations teams to be able to rapidly provision, update, and scale distributed applications, as well as physical, virtual, container, and cloud resources to support digital transformation initiatives."

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About VMware
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  1. IDC, "Worldwide Cloud Systems Management Software Market Shares, 2015: Year of Continued Expansion," doc #US41374317, June 2016
  2. IDC, "Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software Market Shares, 2015: Year of Suite Success," doc #US40425216, June 2016

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