VMware Announces VMworld Europe 2008

World’s Largest Virtualization Event Unites Customers, Partners and Experts in Cannes

FRIMLEY, UK and SAN FRANCISCO  US, September 13, 2007— VMware, Inc., the virtualization leader, today announced the first annual VMworld Europe conference will be held February 26-28, 2008 in Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France.  The event will showcase the continual innovation and thinking that is changing the way that organisations around the world are building, deploying and managing their IT infrastructures.  It will also provide a platform for visitors to interact with the customers, partners and technologists who are shaping the industry.

VMworld Europe 2008 will follow similar format as the VMworld conference in the US, the world’s largest virtualization event, and is expected to attract customers, partners, researchers, academia, press and analysts from around Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The event will also incorporate VMware TSX Europe, the company’s annual technical symposium, making it ideal for attendees of all levels of experience in virtualization; from business decision-makers to technical experts and systems architects.

VMworld Europe 2008 will feature:

  • Keynotes from VMware President and CEO Diane Greene, other senior VMware executives and industry thought leaders on the latest trends and developments in virtualization adoption
  • A significant breakout programme including solution tracks, hands-on labs, product and technology demonstrations and specific sessions for partners, developers, press and analysts
  • A Solutions Exchange showcasing new products and technology innovations from the leading players in the virtualization market

In connection with VMworld Europe 2008, VMware will be holding a Partner Day dedicated to educating partners looking to build their business around virtual infrastructure.

"VMworld is the ultimate experience for anyone looking to truly unlock the benefits that virtualization has to offer and learn more from industry gurus, pioneering customers and technology experts," said Mark Stradling, vice president of EMEA. "We are very excited about bringing VMworld to Europe, and we are looking forward to delivering a line up that visitors will find varied, educational and inspiring."

For more information on VMworld Europe 2008 and associated events please visit www.vmware.com.  Registration is expected to open in November.

About VMware

VMware (NYSE:VMW) is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems.  Organizations of all sizes 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 and majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC).  For more information, visit www.vmware.com.