VMware Recognized for Excellence Fifth Consecutive Year by Redmond Magazine with 2008 Readers' Choice Award

VMware Server and VMware Workstation honored as Triple Crown-ISV Winners

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 17, 2008–  VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced that Redmond magazine readers have named VMware Workstation the best virtual PC product and VMware Server the best server virtualization product, marking the fifth-consecutive year that VMware products have been honored by Redmond. Past recognition by Redmond includes the ‘Best of the Best’, Editors' Choice, Most Valuable Product, "Products We Love!" and Readers’ Choice Awards.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the readers of Redmond for five years running,” said Dan Chu, vice president of emerging products and markets at VMware.  “It’s a testament to the quality, usability and innovation of VMware Server and VMware Workstation that they earn prestigious awards year in and year out.  Our success stems from addressing a fundamental need of both business and government to do more with less. VMware virtualization has become a strategic platform for over 120,000 customers by reducing hardware, operational and environmental costs and increasing efficiency, flexibility and effectiveness.  Moving forward, we are building on our value proposition by broadening our platform into a virtual datacenter operating system for an enterprise cloud that is highly elastic, self-managing and self-healing. We are proud of our market and innovation leadership, and dedicated to continuing to deliver increasingly transformative value to our customers.”

VMware Server provides a superior introductory experience to virtualization with a stable, easy-to-use hosted virtualization platform that supports a broad range of operating systems and hardware. VMware Server includes a new intuitive Web-based management interface to provide a consistent management experience for Windows® and Linux users, supporting over 30 flavors of guest operating systems. Leveraging VMware’s industry-leading proven and stable virtualization technology, VMware Server provides an entry point to VMware’s broader Virtual Datacenter Operating System platform, VMware Infrastructure.  More than 3 million copies of VMware Server have been downloaded since it was released in 2006.  VMware Server is downloadable for free at www.vmware.com/download/server/.

VMware Workstation 6.5 is the gold standard virtualization tool for technical professionals and is the most advanced and robust desktop virtualization solution for creating and running multiple operating systems locally on a single physical PC.  With unparalleled advanced features like VM Record and Replay and Integrated Virtual Debugger for Visual Studio, Workstation provides software developers a revolutionary debugging experience with the benefit of deterministic replay and simulation of reverse execution. VMware Workstation is an indispensable tool in any serious software professional’s toolkit. VMware Workstation 30-day free evaluations are available from www.vmware.com/products/ws

“The most exciting aspect of the Readers’ Choice awards is the fact that users of the products choose the winners,” said Lee Pender, executive editor of Redmond, who coordinated the 2008 awards process. “Our readers are people in the trenches who use the products every day and know what works and what doesn’t. They’re the ultimate panel of judges, and year after year, they consistently vote VMware Workstation and VMware Servers as best products.”

More information about the Redmond magazine Readers’ Choice Awards is available at: http://redmondmag.com/features/article.aspx?editorialsid=2573

About Redmond magazine
Redmond magazine provides cutting-edge product, business and how-to information to network professionals, IT managers and IT directors working on the Microsoft Windows platform. The monthly publication reaches 120,000 qualified subscribers. For more information, visit http://redmondmag.com

About VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter.  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 $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.
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