VMware Advances Virtual Infrastructure at the Company's First Annual User Conference, VMworld 2004

More than 1,600 people On Hand to Hear Market Leader Outline Plans to Accelerate Deployment of VMware Virtual Infrastructure

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 17, 2004 —VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 27 countries at its first annual user conference, VMworld 2004.

Under the theme, "Join the Virtual Evolution," participants gathered in San Diego at VMworld 2004 to focus on building and deploying virtual infrastructure solutions that address challenges faced by IT professionals. Each day consisted of general sessions, breakout sessions and hands-on workshops led by VMware technical experts, customers, product managers, consultants and partners —and featured real-world examples of how VMware software and virtual infrastructure are transforming the enterprise. Keynote addresses by executives from VMware, Dell, HP, IBM and Intel were all daily highlights for attendees.

VMworld Platinum Sponsors included Dell, HP and IBM. Gold Sponsors included Accenture, AIG Technologies, Altiris, AMD, BMC Software, CA, CommVault Systems, Deloitte, Dunes, Enigmatec, Intel, LANDesk Software, Mercury, MetiLinx, Novell, PlateSpin, RapidApp and Sychron. Silver Sponsors included Aurema, EMC, Evident, NEC, Opsware, Programmer's Paradise, Softricity and Troika.

Customer speakers and panelists included representatives from Acxiom, Administaff, AIG, Arizona State University, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CNA, Community College of Baltimore County, Decisioneering, Deloitte Consulting, Gannett, Guardian Life, HNI, Information Resources, J.R. Simplot, Moen, Monster, QUALCOMM, Siemens Energy & Automation, Sprint, Vodafone and Welch Foods.

About VMware, Inc.

VMware, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC), is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. The world's largest companies use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands. VMware is based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.vmware.com or call 650-475-5000.

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