VMware View™ 4.5 Awarded eWEEK 2010 Product of the Year Honors

VMware View takes top honor for creating secure, managed enterprise virtual desktop solution

PALO ALTO, Calif, Dec. 6, 2010 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that VMware View™ 4.5 was named one of the eWEEK 2010 Products of the Year.

Each year, the reviewers of eWEEK Labs single out exceptional products from their testing over the past 12 months. The reviewers of eWEEK highlight offerings that appeared to have the biggest impact in their market and, in their opinon, did the most to move enterprise technology forward. According to the eWEEK report, “VMware View 4.5 showed that it is possible to operate a secure, manageable and scalable virtual desktop infrastructure in 2010.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized by one of the most respected and widely read enterprise IT publications,” said Christopher Young, vice president and general manager, End User Computing, for VMware. “VMware View™ is the foundation for a new user-centric workspace designed to leverage the cloud to provide ubiquitous, secure and managed access to applications and data. Expect to see VMware continue to push this model forward in 2011 as we help customers break free from the legacy desktop model that has plagued IT for the past two decades.”

eWEEK 2010 Product of the Year honors were awarded to only nine products reviewed by eWEEK Labs in 2010. Details about the eWEEK 2010 Products of the Year are available at http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Messaging-and-Collaboration/2010-Products-of-the-Year-857767/.

VMware View 4.5 -- Modern Desktop Management and Delivery

At the core of VMware’s end user computing model, VMware View 4.5 establishes a user-centric desktop management and delivery architecture that modernizes the desktop. VMware View 4.5 enables enterprises to improve security and compliance, lower operating costs, and simplify desktop administration and management for an even greater number of use cases than before.

VMware View with Local Mode, the industry’s first integrated offline virtual desktop solution enables users to access their virtual desktop even while disconnected from the network. In addition, enterprises leveraging existing client devices can now deploy a secure, flexible, highly responsive and stateless virtual desktop using VMware View at a datacenter infrastructure cost under $242 per user, more than 60 percent lower than previously published architectures.

About VMware

VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions 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 190,000 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

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