VMware Canada Named One of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers

Third-Annual Competition Recognizes Work Atmosphere, Benefits

Burlington, ON, November 19, 2008 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacentre, today announced that VMware Canada was named one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2008 in the third-annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers.  The competition recognizes employers in the Hamilton-Niagara area of Ontario, Canada, that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Employers are evaluated on eight criteria including physical workspace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; performance management; community involvement; training and skills development; and employee communications.  Companies are compared to others in their field to determine the winners.
 
“We are thrilled to be recognized by Canada’s Top 100 Employers in the Hamilton-Niagara region,” said Grant Aitken, general manager of VMware Canada. “VMware is committed to providing our employees with innovative programs and opportunities. This award underscores our industry leadership and dedication to providing a progressive workplace for all VMware employees.”

About Canada’s Top 100 Employers
Now entering its 10th year, Canada's Top 100 Employers is an annual competition to recognize Canada's best places to work and identifies the companies and organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees. Now entering its third year, Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in the Hamilton-Niagara area of Ontario that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

About VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacentre.  Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2007 revenues of US$1.3 billion, more than 120,000 customers and more than 20,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).  For more information, visit www.vmware.com. VMware Canada is headquartered in Burlington, Ontario.

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