VMware Workstation 7 – The Gold Standard in Desktop Virtualization for Technical Professionals – Now Available

VMware Workstation 7 Adds Best in Class Windows 7 Support, Best 3D Graphic Support and More Features for Software Development and Testing

PALO ALTO, Calif., October 27, 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced the availability of VMware Workstation 7, the gold standard in desktop virtualization. With Windows 7 support, enhanced 3D graphics, and many new and refined features, VMware Workstation 7 continues to transform the way technical professionals develop, test, demo and deploy software.  The improvements help developers, QA engineers, sales professionals and IT administrators reduce hardware costs and streamline tasks, saving time and improving productivity.

VMware Workstation 7 is the most powerful, reliable and secure desktop virtualization product with the most comprehensive feature set.  Enhancements include:

  • Best in Class Windows 7 Support. VMware Workstation 7 is optimized for maximum performance when running on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 PCs and works seamlessly with Flip 3D and Aero Peek to show live virtual machine activity.
  • The Best 3D Graphics. Run even more 3D applications with support for Windows Aero, DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 in Windows virtual machines.
  • Features Designed for Professionals. VMware Workstation 7 streamlines software development and testing with new IDE integrations for the SpringSource Tools Suite and Eclipse IDE for Java & C/C++ along with Record Replay Debugging improvements that make it faster to find non-deterministic bugs.
  • Most Advanced Virtualization Capabilities. Run 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems with up to four virtual CPUs and 32GB of RAM dedicated to each virtual machine.

“This year marks the 10 year anniversary of VMware Workstation, a powerful product that embodies our passion for innovation and our commitment to raising products to new heights with each release,” said Jocelyn Goldfein, general manager, desktop business unit, for VMware. “Workstation 7 continues this tradition with support for Windows Aero graphics, SpringSource Tool Suite integration and much more.”

Availability and Pricing

VMware Workstation 7 is now available for download from www.vmware.com/workstation for $189.00. Upgrades from prior versions of VMware Workstation are available for $99.00.  VMware Workstation can also be purchased through VMware’s network of resellers and distributors.

About VMware

VMware delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualization 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 2008 revenues of $1.9 billion  , more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 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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