Newly Released VMware vSphere™ 4 Wins Top Honors at Interop Las Vegas 2009

VMware vSphere™ 4 Wins Grand Prize and Best of Interop Award in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization Category

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 1 , 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced that VMware vSphere™ 4 was named the Best of Interop 2009 Grand Prize Winner and won the Best of Interop Award in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization category. The awards were announced last month at Interop Las Vegas 2009.

“We are extremely pleased with the positive reception that VMware vSphere 4 has already received from customers and partners and this recognition from Interop is another impressive achievement,” said Dr. Stephen Herrod, chief technology officer and senior vice president of R&D, VMware. “These Best of Interop awards underscore our continued leadership in the virtualization industry and recognize the unparalleled efficiency, control, and choice  that VMware vSphere 4 delivers to IT.”

VMware vSphere 4, which became generally available last month, is a quantum leap forward in helping customers transform IT into a dynamic, flexible service, while dramatically lowering costs.  With VMware vSphere 4, customers can bring the benefits of cloud computing to their datacenters, creating a practical approach to their own private clouds – cloud computing infrastructures that span internal IT with external cloud service providers.

“This year was an exciting year for the Best of Interop Awards because there were so many strong contenders in every category,” said Art Wittmann, Judge for the 2009 Best of Interop Awards and Managing Director of InformationWeek Analytics.  “VMware and each of the category winners have truly demonstrated the essence of innovation and deserve this recognition for their contributions to the industry.”

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