VMware Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10, 2010 —VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.

According to the report: “The 86x Server Virtualization Infrastructure market is a foundation for two extremely important market trends - infrastructure modernization, and cloud computing.” Moreover, “virtualization is enabling a fundamental change in how enterprises manage, deploy and deliver IT,” and, ”x86 architecture server virtualization is now considered a mainstream trend (roughly 25% of the market is penetrated), and the strategic path from server virtualization to cloud computing is becoming more apparent to enterprises.” (1)
“Since pioneering virtualization for x86 systems 10 years ago, VMware has helped thousands of customers reduce IT complexity to achieve new levels of efficiency, service and value,” said Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer, VMware. “We believe our position as a leader reflects this success, reinforces our belief that virtualization is central to next-generation IT strategy, and recognizes our vision for delivering a clear and compelling path to cloud computing.”

Additional Industry Recognition and Momentum

  • VMware has more than 170,000 customers, including 100% of the Fortune 100.
  • Companies using VMware solutions have reduced capital costs by as much as 60%, cut time spent on routine administrative costs by up to one third, and reduced energy costs by up to 80%.
  • Since the introduction of VMware vSphere™ in 2009, it has been recognized with numerous awards, including The Wall Street Journal’s 2009 Technology Innovation Award, SearchServerVirtualization Product of the Year 2009, InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2010, and NetworkWorld Best of the Tests 2010.

To read the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure report, please visit http://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/vmware/article4/article4.html

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About VMware

VMware delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualization that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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(1) Gartner Inc., Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, Thomas Bittman, Philip Dawson, and George J. Weiss, May 26, 2010

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to 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.  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; (ix) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; and (x) the successful integration of acquired companies and assets into VMware.  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 our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.