VMware Collaborates with HP on Turnkey Virtualized Solutions Based on HP Converged Infrastructure

New HP VirtualSystem Solutions with VMware Virtualization Will Help Simplify and Accelerate Virtualized Deployments to Enable Cloud Computing for Customers of All Sizes

LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 8, 2011 — Today at HP DISCOVER 2011, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced a new collaboration with HP on turnkey solutions to simplify and accelerate virtualization for customers on the journey to cloud computing. Built on HP Converged Infrastructure, the new HP VirtualSystem solutions will be integrated, pre-tested IT infrastructure stacks delivered as appliances that will help improve business agility, lower costs and enable cloud computing for enterprise customers of all sizes.

The new appliances will include optimized, turnkey virtual infrastructure and end-user computing solutions that deliver a full compute stack consisting of server, storage, networking and services from HP and leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure and management software from VMware. Offered in three scalable deployment options that are "right-sized" for customers, HP VirtualSystem solutions with VMware technologies will enable significant savings in deployment time for customers, helping them focus on more strategic projects for their organizations.

"As the IT industry continues to shift from siloed stacks of infrastructure to resource pools that can be shared and delivered as services, customers increasingly need solutions that enable this shift simply and in an evolutionary way," said Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "The new HP VirtualSystem solutions build on our strong relationship with HP and will complement customers' existing infrastructure investments while helping them prepare for cloud computing in the future."

"Organizations are looking to deploy virtualization more pervasively without the complexity that sometimes comes with the proliferation of management tools," said Paul Miller, vice president, Systems and Solutions, HP. "To help manage these complexities and simplify the path to cloud computing, HP and VMware are working closely to ensure the new HP VirtualSystem portfolio will help clients achieve rapid deployment, maximum performance and advanced management of their virtualized environments."

VMware and HP solution providers will also benefit from HP VirtualSystem solutions. The integrated solutions will enable them focus on delivering long-term value to customers through their expertise in implementing automated management processes, business continuity for critical applications and dynamic cloud capabilities.

Availability

HP VirtualSystems with VMware virtualization are expected to be available in the second half of 2011 from HP or from VMware and HP solution providers.

VMware at HP DISCOVER 2011

Visit the VMware booth #115 at HP DISCOVER June 6-10 in Las Vegas for more information on HP VirtualSystem as well as other infrastructure and end-user computing solutions optimized for VMware environments.

About VMware

VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere® – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 250,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expectations for continuation of the shift in the provisioning of IT resources, timing of the availability of HP VirtualSystem solutions and expected benefits to users and solution providers.  These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iiii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers' ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing and desktop virtualization; (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and IT infrastructure; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) VMware's ability to protect its proprietary technology; and (ix) VMware's ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees.. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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