VMware Partners With Novell to Provide Innovative Training Solution

With virtualization software at the core of Novell Quick Classroom(tm), training partners can manage classes more quickly, safely and at lower cost

San Diego (Novell Edge 2001), June 11, 2001 -- VMware, Inc., the leader in virtualization software for Intel computers, announced today that it has teamed up with Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, to provide an innovative training solution. Available immediately worldwide to Novell authorized education partners, Novell Quick Classroom allows for dramatically reduced classroom set-up time for Novell classes -- freeing technical staff, equipment and classrooms for billable training activities.

Classroom training -- the virtual way

At the core of the new solution is VMware's patent-pending virtualization technology that allows standard operating systems and their applications to run in secure and transportable virtual machines on physical computers -- from laptops to high-end servers -- with high performance. Novell's Quick Classroom leverages VMware Workstation, VMware's award-winning desktop product. By virtualizing PC hardware resources in secure, safe environments, VMware Workstation enables Novell Quick Classroom to provide numerous benefits to its training partners, including:

  • Reduced set-up time for classrooms
  • Students can freely experiment without damage to the operating system and its applications
  • Training centers can better manage their hardware resources -- VMware Workstation allows a complete network to be built on a single computer

"VMware's innovative technology is bringing the business benefits of virtualization to many different markets," said Debbie Maucieri, vice president of Novell Education worldwide. "By incorporating VMware Workstation, Quick Classroom allows training partners to reduce their costs -- bringing more dollars to their bottom line."

"We are extremely pleased to be working with industry-leadeNovell on this trend-setting solution," said Diane Greene, president, CEO, and co-founder for VMware. "Novell Quick Classroom uses the power, flexibility, and security of VMware Workstation to leverage tight resources and drive higher quality educational offerings."

Market-leading, award-winning technology

The first company to build and ship virtualization software for Intel platforms from the ground up, VMware has over 500,000 registered users in over 100 countries. In addition to VMware Workstation, VMware sells two server products. VMware GSX Server offers enterprise IT customers a powerful server consolidation and simplified management solution that fits easily into their existing environments. VMware ESX Server is designed for high-performance server environments foadvanced workload management capabilities and guaranteed quality of service (QoS). VMware has been honored by leading computer business and trade publications around the globe including CNET, Computerworld, Infoworld, PC Magazine, PC Magazin (Germany), Software Development Magazine, Linux Magazine, Winmag.com, Windows Forest (Japan), and Australian Personal Computer.

Pricing and Availability

Quick Classroom is available immediately and is offered free to Novell Authorized Education Centers (NAECs) and Novell Education Academic Partners (NEAPs) worldwide through Novell Education. The Quick Classroom CD includes VMware Workstation; for information about how to activate the license, send an email.

About VMware

VMware, Inc. is the leader in virtualization software for Intel computers. Our patent-pending virtualization technology allows standard operating systems and theiapplications to run in secure and transportable virtual machines on physical computers -- from laptops to high-end servers -- with high performance. The result is unprecedented flexibility and manageability of enterprise applications and other computing resources, and much lower cost. Founded in 1998, VMware has more than 500,000 registered users including 5,000 corporate customers in 100 countries. VMware is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit the VMware Web site at http://www.vmware.comor call 1-877-4VMWARE (486-9273).

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