VMware’s Desktop Virtualization Products Win Visual Studio Magazine’s 2008 Readers Choice Awards

VMware Workstation Wins in the Development Tools Category; VMware ACE Honored with a Merit Award in the Security and Copy Protection category

PALO ALTO, Calif., August 4, 2008— VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced that it has received two Reader’s Choice Awards from Visual Studio Magazine.  VMware Workstation is honored with in the Development Tools category from Visual Studio Magazine, and VMware ACE in the Security and Copy Protection category.  The 2008 winners, which will appear in this month’s issue, distinguish excellent software products in 22 categories.

“These awards are especially noteworthy because it is the people who use these products day in and day out, the developers in the trenches, who select the products they consider the best in their respective categories,” said Patrick Meader, editor-in-chief, Visual Studio Magazine. “We respect the work of all the vendors such as VMware who help make the Visual Studio third-party marketplace so robust and dynamic.
 
Since 1999, VMware Workstation has been helping users to reduce hardware costs by 50% or more by running multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC.  The gold standard virtualization software for desktop and laptop computers, users can seamlessly switch between different computer environments with the click of a mouse, increase productivity, and maximize resources.  Innovative features like multiple snapshots, record/replay, and IDE integration make software development even better with virtual machines. Utilizing virtualization technology deployed by 100% of the Fortune 100 and more than 120,000 customers, VMware Workstation offers the performance and capability no other desktop virtualization software can.

VMware ACE delivers one of the only highly controlled desktop virtualization solution to users for deployment and management of secure, portable client PC environments across the enterprise.  With VMware ACE, IT administrators can deploy PC environments to desktops, laptops and other portable media devices, without compromising security and control.

Visual Studio Magazine presented awards in three categories:

  • Readers Choice Awards, given to products that received the most readers' votes
  • Readers Choice Merit Awards, given to products receiving a high number of votes that also show real value to Visual Studio Magazine readers
  • Editors Choice Award, given to products that shows special merit or innovation, but don’t fit comfortably into the standard categories


“We are honored to receive such recognition from the readers of Visual Studio Magazine,” said Jeff Jennings, vice president, desktop products and solutions, VMware. “Customer and user feedback is an important way to evaluate a product’s relevance in the market and receiving this award from Visual Studio Magazine’s readers validates the choice made by the thousands of VMware users who have deployed virtualization as part of their IT infrastructure.”

More information about VMware Workstation and VMware ACE can be found online at:
http://vmware.com/products/ws/
http://vmware.com/products/ace/

About Visual Studio Magazine
1105 Redmond Media Group’s Visual Studio Magazine provides independent, how-to, practical articles that teach enterprise developers how to create applications with Visual Studio better, faster and more easily. The award-winning editorial reaches the core of the Microsoft developer community - software architects, senior developers and development managers. The publication reaches 85,000 subscribers monthly. For more information, visit http://visualstudiomagazine.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 nearly 18,000 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) and on the web at www.vmware.com.

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