VMware Recognizes Top Channel Partners at Annual VMware Partner Exchange 2009

VMware Partners from Across the Globe Take Home Top Honors for Delivering VMware Virtualization Solutions to Companies of All Sizes

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 20, 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter,  recognized a number of key performances and outstanding achievements from VMware channel partners at its annual Partner Exchange event which took place in Orlando, FL. April 14-16.

Winners from the United States, Canada and Latin America were recognized in eight categories:

  • Americas Solution Provider of the Year
    Winner: ePlus
  • Rising Star Award
    Winners: Veristor, Intego
  • Technical Achievement Award
    Winner: Mainline Information Systems
  • Corporate Reseller of the Year
    Winner: CDW
  • Market Maker Award
    Winners: FusionStorm, Vicom, Compugen, GBM
  • Federal Partner of the Year
    Winner: CDW-G
  • Latin America Partner of the Year
    Winner: Triple S
  • Service Provider of the Year
    Winner: Terremark
  • Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year
    Winner: GreenPages

“We are pleased to recognize the great work that our channel partners do throughout the year and want to show our appreciation for all that they accomplish,” said Doug Smith, senior director of global channels, VMware. “Partner Exchange brings them together for three days filled with training, education and networking, which makes it the perfect venue in which to distinguish the great results they have achieved.”

The winners were honored and presented with their awards at the VMware Partner Appreciation Party during the second day of VMware Partner Exchange 2009. This three-day event offers access to 130 sessions and an exhibit pavilion that will cover how partners can best accelerate their virtualization businesses in 2009. Partner attendees are provided a preview into the next generation of products and programs coming from VMware.

The conference presented partners an exclusive opportunity to hear from VMware executives including Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer; Tod Nielsen, chief operating officer; Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations; and Dr. Stephen Herrod, chief technology officer. The event enables partners to network with more than 1,500 peers from the VMware global partner ecosystem to share ideas and build relationships.

About VMware

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