VMware Brings Enterprise-Class Virtualization to SMBs at Half the Price

vSphere Essentials 50% off Promotion: Affordable Server Consolidation and Management for Small Offices

PALO ALTO, Calif. — March 18, 2010 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud today announced it is offering its VMware vSphere Essentials product package at up to 50% off the list price* through June 15, 2010.

With a low up-front investment, vSphere Essentials delivers enterprise-class virtualization capabilities that enable small offices to consolidate and manage application workloads while reducing hardware and operating costs.  Through this promotion, VMware will offer SMBs award-winning virtualization starting at less than $500. 

“VMware vSphere allows SMBs to do more with less,” said Timothy Stephan, senior director, product marketing, VMware. “We’ve helped thousands of SMB customers more effectively utilize their storage, network and computing resources to control costs and respond more quickly to business demand.  With this promotion, we are happy to make the benefits of virtualization more affordable for offices of all sizes.”

As the global leader in virtualization, VMware offers a complete range of solutions for SMBs that make high-performance server virtualization, centralized management, high availability and data protection affordable. vSphere Essentials is ideal for businesses with fewer than 20 physical servers, and customers can seamlessly upgrade the scale and functionality of the product at any time.

Customers can purchase vSphere Essentials for the promotional price online or with a VMware partner at http://www.vmware.com/go/affordable.

For more information on VMware virtualization solutions for SMBs, please visit: http://www.vmware.com/solutions/smb/.

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 2009 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 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.

* Prices may vary if purchased through resellers or in different regions.  Please contact your authorized VMware resellers for pricing information.

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