Channel Integrators Honor VMware at CMP XChange Technology Innovators Conference 2007

VMware Infrastructure Wins “Best Software” Award

PALO ALTO, Calif., October 18, 2007 — VMware, Inc., the virtualization leader, today announced VMware Infrastructure was named “Best Software” at the CMP XChange Tech Innovators conference last week in Miami.  The recognition adds to other recent accolades from attendees of CMP Channel-focused conferences.  In August, VMware products won CMP XChange XCellence awards in four categories: Best of Show, Best Software Solution, Best Business Technology and Most Innovative Technology. 

"Innovation is truly the heart of the technology industry, and the winners of this year's VARBusiness Tech Innovator Awards have taken innovation to the next level," said Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and editorial director at CMP Channel. "We congratulate each and every one of this year's Tech Innovator Award winners." 

“VMware is honored to be recognized by the channel community for the value VMware Infrastructure is creating for their customers,” said Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations at VMware.  “Increasingly, small- to mid-sized companies are turning to virtualization, which is leading to new opportunities for VMware’s reseller partners.  These companies often face challenges that virtualization uniquely solves such as under-utilized servers and IT assets, and IT environments that are too complex.  Moreover, IT staff are stretched for time and the need for higher availability and disaster recovery, creating demand for these services.” 

VMware is meeting this new demand with increased focus on offerings specifically tailored to new market opportunities such as the SMB space, to help partners support their customers.  The VMware Infrastructure Foundation Promotion gives channel partners the ability to offer VMware Infrastructure 3 Starter licenses and VirtualCenter Foundation Server for a discounted list price of $2,995.  For additional information please visit http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/foundationpromo_terms.html.

Resellers around the world benefit from VMware partner programs.  Resellers leverage VMware virtualization solutions to service companies of all sizes and take advantage of the company’s comprehensive sales, marketing and training programs. 

The annual CMP XChange XCellence Awards measure overall business and technology solution provider perceptions of vendor products and services during an XChange conference, which is an event covering critical channel issues and trends. XChange attendees evaluate and score each vendor's presentation based on the value proposition, the market opportunity and product excellence, during the three-day conference. The results are tabulated on site and awards are presented during a luncheon presentation at the conclusion of the XChange conference. 

About VMware, Inc.

VMware (NYSE:VMW) is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems.  Organizations of all sizes use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands.  VMware is based in Palo Alto, California and majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC).  For more information, visit www.vmware.com

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