VMware Positioned as a Leader in Latest Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for Sixth Consecutive Year

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - July 22, 2015) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that VMware is placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s 2015 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for the sixth year in a row. (1)

According to Gartner, "Virtualization (in the form of VMs and containers) is a fundamental enabler to IaaS, and it will be used to establish private cloud services, public cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud services. Effectively, all IaaS offerings will rely on VMs or container technology."

"Customers around the world both large and small rely on VMware's unified platform of virtualized compute, network, and storage software to power their businesses," said Mark Lohmeyer, vice president of product management and marketing, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. "We believe that VMware's placement in the Leaders Quadrant demonstrates the impact our vision, strategy, and offerings are having in today's IT environments. We will continue to drive innovation across VMware's unified platform, including VMware vSphere®, to enable our customers to virtualize any application and to achieve breakthrough IT efficiency, agility and flexibility across hybrid cloud environments."

VMware vSphere: Industry-defining Solution for the Hybrid Cloud
In February 2015, VMware introduced VMware vSphere 6, the newest edition of the industry-defining virtualization solution for the hybrid cloud and foundation for the software-defined data center. With more than 650 new features and innovations, VMware vSphere 6 provides customers with a highly available, resilient, on-demand cloud infrastructure to run, protect and manage any application.

VMware vSphere, the underlying platform of VMware vSphere with Operations Management™ and VMware vCloud Suite®, is used widely by small and midsize businesses (SMBs), enterprises, hybrid and public cloud service providers, and as a foundation for the growing desktop virtualization market. Industry recognition and support spans:

  • A global customer base of more than 500,000 customers including 100 percent of the Fortune 100.
  • Nearly 5,000 applications are supported on VMware vSphere, including business-critical applications, big data workloads and cloud-native applications.
  • VMware vCloud Air™, built on VMware vSphere, enables organizations to quickly and seamlessly extend their data center into the cloud using the tools and processes they know and rely on. Customers can run any of the nearly 5,000 applications certified for VMware vSphere on VMware vCloud Air today.
  • More than 4,000 VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider Partners providing VMware-based cloud services in over 100 countries.

To read the 2015 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, go to:
http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-2JFZ1KP&ct=150715&st=sb

Additional Resources

1. Gartner "Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure," by Thomas J. Bittman, Philip Dawson, Michael Warrilow, July 14, 2015

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About VMware
VMware is a global 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 www.vmware.com.

VMware, vSphere, vSphere with Operations Management, vCloud, vCloud Suite, and vCloud Air are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements by VMware including, among other things, expectations of future market trends and developments for infrastructure modernization and cloud computing and the expected role of VMware and its virtualization technologies in such trends and developments. 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 market, 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, (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and desktop computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; and (ix) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees. 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 VMware's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that VMware 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.

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