VMware Wins Software Development 'Jolt' Product Excellence Award

Software Development magazine honors global market leader in virtualization software for Intel computers

Palo Alto, Calif., April 13, 2001 -- CMP's Software Development magazine honored VMware, Inc. this week at the 11th Annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards. VMware took the top prize in the "utilities and deployment tools" category for VMware Workstation. Software Development presented the award on Wednesday, April 11th, at the Software Development 2001 Conference & Expo in San Jose.

Shipping since May 1999, VMware Workstation allows users to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run all the applications they need, regardless of operating system. VMware has been honored by leading computer business and trade publications around the globe including Computerworld, Infoworld, PC Magazine, PC Magazin (Germany), Linux Magazine, Winmag.com, Windows Forest (Japan), and Australian Personal Computer.

Latest Honor for Market Leader

"Two years ago, VMware brought to market a high-quality, first-of-its-kind product that is highly valued by users in the developer and IT communities," said Diane Greene, founder, president and chief executive officer of VMware. "It is extremely gratifying to see our efforts and achievement formally recognized with the winning of the Jolt Award."

The first company to build and ship virtualization software for Intel platforms from the ground up, VMware has over 500,000 registered users in over 100 countries. In addition to its Workstation products, VMware sells two server products. VMware GSX Server offers enterprise IT customers a powerful server consolidation and simplified management solution that fits easily into their existing environments. VMware ESX Server is designed for high-performance server environments for advanced workload management capabilities and guaranteed quality of service (QoS).

The Software Development Jolt Product Excellence Awards are given to products that have "jolted" the industry with their significance and made the difficult task of creating corporate software faster, easier and more efficient. Jolt, "the most powerful cola," is the fabled soft drink used by software programmers to get them through complex development projects.

About VMware

VMware software lets enterprise IT groups, service providers and technical professionals build and manage fast-changing enterprise computing infrastructures using Intel computers safely, reliably and cost effectively. All VMware products are based on the company's patent pending MultipleWorlds technology, which combines mainframe-class virtual machine technology with virtual networking and advanced workload management capabilities. Founded in 1998, VMware has more than 500,000 registered users including 5,000 corporate customers in 100 countries. VMware is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit VMware's Web site at http://www.vmware.com.

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