VMware Receives 2005 Morgan Stanley Innovation Award

VMware Virtual Infrastructure Recognized for Technical Innovation and Excellence

PALO ALTO, Calif., August 15, 2005 – VMware , Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced that it was presented with Morgan Stanley's 2005 Innovation Award at the firm’s Fifth Annual CTO Summit. 

"With respect to technology as both a business enabler and as an agent for business growth, Morgan Stanley’s culture inspires an offensive mind-set where innovation is a critical underlying theme," said Guy Chiarello, Morgan Stanley's CTO and CIO. “The CTO Summit and, more recently, the Innovation Awards are ways in which IT supports that culture. Morgan Stanley is pleased to present VMware with this award.”

Designed to identify influential technology companies, Morgan Stanley's Innovation Awards recognize impactful technologies that have not only added measurable value and efficiency to the overall technology marketplace, but that have also enabled Morgan Stanley to continue to leverage innovative technology in its own environment.

"It is a wonderful honor to have Morgan Stanley, one of the industry's most respected global financial services companies and IT organizations, recognize VMware for the impact our technology has had on the industry over the last seven years,” said Diane Greene, president of VMware. "Morgan Stanley’s rigorous evaluation process and its subsequent decision to deploy VMware virtual infrastructure within its IT department is a further endorsement of our products. As we look ahead, we remain committed to continuing to bring useful and innovative technology to market .”

VMware virtual infrastructure, used by more than 10,000 enterprises worldwide , delivers real business value through reduced IT operating expenses, server consolidation and containment, improved business continuity, streamlined test and development and deployment and management of secure enterprise desktops.

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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