VMware Expands Presence in Europe
Opens New European Office and Recruits Vice President, EMEA
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14, 2003 - VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual machine software for industry-standard systems, today announced that it is aggressively expanding its presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by establishing an office in the United Kingdom. To lead the expansion, VMware has appointed Mark Stradling to the position of Vice President of EMEA.
Mark Stradling has more than 15 years experience in the technology industry and most recently spent seven years at Citrix Systems where he built a successful channel and enterprise business in Northern Europe. He will apply his experience from Citrix to build a world-class team of sales, marketing and systems engineering professionals to grow and scale VMware's business across the EMEA region.
"EMEA is the fastest growing market for VMware, and we have barely scratched the surface of a huge market opportunity. We have great partners and customers as a foundation for continued growth," said Kirk Bowman, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at VMware. "Mark's extensive experience will further support the success of our partners and customers in EMEA."
"The opportunity to join this dynamic company was extraordinarily compelling. The fact that VMware has the support of successful partners such as IBM and HP is a huge plus. I am really looking forward to the challenge of building a strong distribution and reseller channel to leverage and scale the EMEA VMware team," commented Stradling.
VMware, Inc. is the global leader in virtual machine software for industry-standard systems. With more than 5,000 customers worldwide and 80% of the Fortune 100, VMware provides companies with a proven set of enterprise products and solutions to consolidate their server infrastructure, improve software lifecycle management and provide application compatibility in mixed operating system environments. Based on the company's patented technology, VMware's products enable companies to flexibly scale and control their infrastructure to quickly respond to business demands, improve return on investment and dramatically reduce total cost of ownership. VMware is based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.vmware.com or call 650-475-5000.
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