VMware Takes Virtualization on the Road with VMware Express – a Datacenter on Wheels That Brings Desktop Virtualization to Customers and Partners

VMware Express Virtualization Tour 2010 to Stop in 150 Cities across the United States and Canada

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 8, 2010 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced that VMware Express will hit the road this week. VMware Express is a state-of-the-art mobile datacenter, demo lab and briefing center designed to bring desktop virtualization and cloud computing solutions from VMware directly to customers and partners across the United States and Canada. VMware Express Virtualization Tour 2010 will stop in 150 cities and is sponsored by AMD, Cisco, Dell, EMC, MDS Micro, NetApp and Xsigo.

Unveiled at VMware Partner Exchange Feb. 8 in Las Vegas, Nev., VMware Express contains five demo stations showcasing VMware desktop and server virtualization solutions, highlighting VMware View™, VMware vSphere™ and the VMware vCenter™ family of products. VMware Express also contains a fully equipped conference room for customers to discuss VMware solutions with technical experts, and it can enable lab environments on the fly both inside and outside the vehicle.

“VMware Express represents a new way for us to get out into the community and show customers first-hand all the benefits they can achieve by using VMware solutions in their organizations,” said Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer, VMware. “VMware Express puts our industry-leading technology in the hands of customers on the journey to cloud computing, enabling them to evaluate multiple VMware solutions in real-world environments –right in their own backyard.”

The solution demos onboard VMware Express will highlight VMware View, VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter Server:

  • VMware View is the industry's first purpose-built solution for delivering desktops as a managed service, transforming desktop management into a simplified and automated process, reducing the total cost of desktop ownership by up to 50 percent, providing end users a consistent high-performance desktop experience and bringing the power of the datacenter and VMware vSphere to desktops.
  • VMware vSphere, the industry-leading virtualization platform, decouples business-critical applications from the underlying hardware to offer the highest levels of availability and responsiveness for all applications and services with the lowest total cost per application workload.
  • VMware vCenter Server is a scalable and extensible virtualization management platform that provides the foundation for VMware vSphere and the VMware vCenter family of products, including VMware vCenter CapacityIQ, VMware vCenter AppSpeed, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager and other products designed to provide automation and advanced operational controls.

For more information and to find out if VMware Express is coming to a location near you, visit www.vmware.com/tour.

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.

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