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VMworld® 2009, the Premier Virtualization Event of the Year, Returns to San Francisco and Spotlights Business Transformation through IT

VMworld® 2009, the Premier Virtualization Event of the Year, Returns to San Francisco and Spotlights Business Transformation through IT

Attendees to Learn How Virtualization is Revolutionizing the Next Generation of Computing New Developer Day Focuses on Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation Using the VMware vSphere™ 4 Platform

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced that VMworld® 2009, the leading virtualization event, makes its return to San Francisco August 31–September 3, 2009 at Moscone Center.  With more than 11,000 attendees expected and more than 180 sponsors and exhibitors, including AMD, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, Intel, NetApp, Terremark and SunGard, VMworld 2009 will spotlight how virtualization is revolutionizing the next generation of computing.

The theme for this year’s VMworld is “Hello Freedom,” an expression of how virtualization is transforming business through IT. VMworld 2009 events, sessions and speakers will demonstrate how companies of all sizes can liberate IT from the technical constraints of conventional computing so that IT can focus more on the business.

New for Developers: Technology Exchange Developer Day

On Monday, August 31, VMware will host its first Technology Exchange Developer Day, an event dedicated to all software developers building solutions for the VMware vSphere™ 4 platform. Building on the success of past VMware Technology Exchange conferences, this event will feature beginner and advanced level sessions providing an overview and best practices in the adoption of VMware’s developer APIs, including the VMware vSphere 4 Web Services Software Development Kit (SDK).  Attendees will learn about VMware developer products and see demos from the engineers who built them. The event will also feature content designed exclusively for the members of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program.

Deep Dive Sessions on the Virtualization Journey

Attendees will be able to choose from more than 300 sessions—including technical deep dives – across six tracks:  Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Desktop Virtualization, Enterprise Applications, Technology and Architecture, Virtualization Management and Virtualization 101. VMworld 2009 offers 12 instructor-led and nine self-pace labs with over 10,000 total lab seats and, new this year, 12 instructor-led business workshops focused on understanding and planning the virtualization journey and the value proposition and ROI of virtualization.

VMworld 2009 Registration

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About VMware

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter—bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. Customers 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 24,000 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).

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