Redmond Magazine Readers Name VMware Desktop and Server Virtualization Products ‘Best of the Best’

Redmond Magazine Bestows Top Honors on VMware for Fourth Consecutive Year

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 9, 2007 - VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced that Redmond magazine readers have named VMware Workstation the best desktop virtualization product and VMware Server the best server virtualization product, marking the fourth consecutive year that VMware products have been honored by Redmond.  Past recognition by Redmond includes the Editors' Choice, Most Valuable Product, "Products We Love!" and Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Customer feedback is the most effective way to judge a product’s relevance to the market,” said Dan Chu, vice president of emerging products and markets at VMware. “Receiving these top awards directly from Redmond readers demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality products and validates the choice made by the increasing number of VMware users who have adopted virtualization as a strategic component of IT architecture.”

Introduced more than eight years ago and now entering its sixth generation, VMware Workstation is used by millions today and is the “gold standard” virtualization product for desktop and laptop computers. The product enables pre-production testing of desktops and servers in virtual machines, rehosting of legacy applications, rapid provisioning and resetting of multi-tier environments and accelerated development and testing. With an advanced feature set and broad support for x86 operating systems (both guest and host), VMware Workstation is the product of choice for IT administrators, developers, testers and other technical professionals.

VMware Server, first introduced six years ago, helps users to quickly provision new server capacity by partitioning a physical Windows or Linux server into multiple virtual machines. VMware Server is an ideal starting point for users seeking to familiarize themselves with the benefits of virtualization before progressing onto VMware Infrastructure 3, the third generation of the industry-leading infrastructure virtualization software suite, used broadly for large-scale production server consolidation, business continuity and enterprise hosted desktop solutions. VMware Server is free of charge and available for immediate download at www.vmware.com/download/server/.

More information about the Redmond Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards is available at http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?EditorialsID=706.

About Redmond

Redmond magazine is an authoritative, independent voice of the Microsoft IT community and provides real-world technical, product, news and industry information for experienced IT professionals working within a Windows platform computing environment. Its readers are the decision drivers of the industry and include IT managers, network managers, network administrators and system administrators. These technology leaders establish and drive the technical goals of their organizations, buy and recommend specific solutions to achieve these goals and manage the implementation, integration and maintenance of the technology.

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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