VMware Server Named a Top Product of 2006

PALO ALTO, Calif., December 19, 2006 — VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced that eWEEK Labs has named VMware Server one of the top products of 2006.

“It's tough to find much to dislike about VMware's server virtualization product: VMware Server 1.0 makes it very easy to turn a single physical machine into several virtual ones — each capable of running pretty much any x86-based operating system out there,” said Jason Brooks of eWEEK Labs. “VMware Server also is a great example of how a piece of software can run very well on both Linux and Windows hosts. What's more, the product is available with optional support from VMware, and it boasts a graceful path for scaling upward — to VMware ESX Server — or downward — to VMware Player. Oh, and it's free.”

Bringing the benefits of virtualization to all x86 servers and any end user, VMware Server virtualizes Linux and Windows servers and enables users to partition physical servers into multiple virtual machines and to quickly provision new server capacity. VMware offers enterprise-class support for VMware Server and scalable management with VMware VirtualCenter to centrally provision, monitor and manage VMware Server environments. VMware Server is available at no charge for immediate download at: www.vmware.com/download/server/.

“Being named an eWEEK Top Product of 2006 spotlights the easy-to-use, powerful capabilities and industry-leading platform that VMware Server offers,” said Dan Chu, vice president of emerging products and markets at VMware. “VMware Server is a key component of VMware's award-winning range of offerings that span the desktop to enterprise-wide data center infrastructure, enable optimized IT flexibility, resilience and efficiency and are accessible for all customers.”

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About VMware, Inc.

VMware, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC), is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. The world's largest companies 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. For more information, visit www.vmware.com or call 650-475-5000.

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