VMware Workstation Wins Software Development Magazine's Jolt Productivity Award

Software Development Bestows Top Honors on VMware Workstation for Second Consecutive Year

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 30, 2002 —VMware, Inc., the leading provider of virtual computing software for industry-standard computers, today announced that VMware Workstation, its desktop software for technical professionals, was awarded CMP's Software Development Jolt Productivity award in the "utilities" category. Last year, VMware Workstation received the Jolt Excellence award also in the "utilities" category.

The Jolt Productivity award was given to VMware Workstation for having "jolted" the development world with its significance, making the difficult task of creating corporate software faster, easier and more efficient. More than 700 products were submitted and a seasoned team of Software Development editors, expert advisers and columnists narrowed the field to 49 finalists across six categories of tools including: books; libraries, frameworks and components; languages and development environments; design and process tools; utilities; and Web sites and developer networks.

"This year's crop of winners clearly indicates that the spirit of innovation is alive and well in the software development sector," said John Reitano, technical editor for Software Development.

"Increasing productivity is always a good thing, and we are honored that VMware Workstation has been recognized for two consecutive years by Software Development Magazine for this," said Diane Greene, president and chief executive officer of VMware.

About Software Development

Software Development celebrates technology solutions that are not only cost-effective, but elegant. Covering every facet of the design-build-test-deploy lifecycle, the magazine provides 100,000 senior software engineers and technical managers with news, product reviews, opinions, management tips and technical how-to articles. Software Development readers, who average more than 10 years' experience in the field, are trailblazing professionals who care passionately about enlivening and expediting the task of delivering successful software on time and under budget.

About VMware, Inc.

VMware, Inc. is the leading provider of virtual computing software for industry-standard computers. Through its patent-pending technology, VMware brings virtual computing to distributed systems — from the desktop to the data center. Enterprise customers use VMware software for server consolidation, workload management and application development, testing and deployment. With more than one million registered users, VMware products include ESX Server, GSX Server and Workstation. VMware was founded in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit www.vmware.com or call 650-475-5000.

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