The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-07-10T00:44:49Z VMware Named a Leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for Fifth Consecutive Year 2014-07-10T00:44:49Z vmware-named-a-leader-in-2014-magic-quadrant-for-x86-server-virtualization-infrastructure-for-fifth-consecutive-year PALO ALTO, Calif., July 9, 2014 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that VMware is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for the fifth year in a row.i  According to Gartner, “The x86 server virtualization infrastructure market is the foundation for two extremely important market trends that relate and overlap: infrastructure modernization and cloud computing.” “Customers of all sizes rely on VMware’s virtualization software at the core of their data centers and as a key building block in their hybrid cloud environments,” said John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, SDDC Suite Business Unit, VMware. “We believe VMware’s placement in the Leader’s Quadrant for five consecutive years highlights the impact our vision, strategy and offerings are having within modern IT environments. Importantly, we continue to innovate and extend virtualization beyond compute to network virtualization and software-defined storage to help our customers dramatically increase IT efficiency, agility and flexibility across data center domains.”  Industry Momentum and Recognition VMware vSphere®, the underlying platform of vSphere® with Operations Management™ and the VMware vCloud Suite®, is broadly utilized by enterprises, small and midsize businesses (SMBs), hybrid and public cloud service providers, and as a foundation for the growing virtual desktop (VDI) market. - VMware's customer base is more than 500,000 customers worldwide including 100 percent of the Fortune 100. - Built on VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ enables organizations to quickly and seamlessly extend their data center into the cloud using the tools and processes they know and rely on. - There are now more than 272 VMware vCloud public clouds across 42 countries. - More than 4,500 applications are supported on VMware vSphere, including new workloads such as the SAP HANA® platform certified on VMware vSphere 5.5 for production use. The 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure is available for review at: http://www.gartner.com/reprints/vmware-vol5?id=1-1WR7CAC&ct=140703&st=sb Additional Resources - Read VMware Director of vSphere Product Marketing Mike Adams’ blog post - Learn more about VMware vSphere with Operations Management - Connect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook About the Magic Quadrant Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About VMware VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com. # # # VMware, VMware vSphere and vCloud Hybrid Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements by VMware including, among other things, expectations of future market trends and developments for infrastructure modernization and cloud computing and the expected role of VMware and its virtualization technologies in such trends and developments. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in consumer or information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing, (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and desktop computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; and (ix) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that VMware may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release. Media Contact Eloy Ontiveros VMware Global Communications 1.650.427.6145 eontiveros@vmware.com i Gartner “Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure,” by Thomas J. Bittman, Mark A. Margevicius, Philip Dawson, July 2, 2014 VMware Announces General Availability of VMware vCloud® Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ 5.5 2013-09-24T03:53:00Z -85 SYDNEY, Sept. 24, 2013 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the general availability of VMware vCloud® Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere with Operations Management™ 5.5, featuring new and enhanced availability and performance capabilities to support customers’ business critical applications as well as new workloads. Additionally, VMware today announced VMware Virtual SAN™ is now available for download and trial via a public beta program. “At VMworld® 2013, VMware introduced its latest wave of product innovation,” said John Gilmartin, vice president, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware. “Today, we’re delivering on that promise with the availability of VMware vCloud® Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere with Operations Management™ 5.5, and the beta of VMware Virtual SAN™. These solutions provide customers with building blocks to develop a software-defined data center architecture to achieve increased IT efficiency, agility and control.” VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 is the new release of the comprehensive and integrated suite of cloud infrastructure and management software that enables customers to build and operate vSphere®-based private clouds based on a software-defined data center architecture. The suite features VMware vSphere 5.5, which introduces new capabilities and enhancements across compute, storage, availability and backup to offer customers the best platform for all their applications. Automation and operations management capabilities have been extended to all VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 editions to automate the delivery of IT services and greatly simplify IT administration. VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 is the latest release of the industry-leading vSphere virtualization platform with insight into workload capacity and health. VMware vSphere with Operations Management enables customers to optimize their environment through integrated capacity planning while proactively monitoring and maintaining overall performance of their environment. VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 takes advantage of VMware vSphere 5.5 to help customers achieve greater application performance, application-aware availability and support for Big Data applications. To foster broad product feedback and testing from customers and prospects in real-world environments, VMware Virtual SAN is now available via a public beta at: http://www.vmware.com/vsan-beta-register.html. VMware Virtual SAN is a new software-defined storage solution that extends VMware vSphere to pool compute and direct-attached storage. VMware Virtual SAN clusters server disks and flash to produce simple, high-performance, resilient shared storage designed for virtual machines. Customers and prospects interested in experiencing VMware vCloud Suite 5.5, VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 or the VMware Virtual SAN beta, among other offerings, can try hands-on labs via VMware Hands-on Labs Online at: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/ Pricing and AvailabilityVMware vCloud Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 are now generally available.VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 is available in three editions – Standard, Advanced and Enterprise – with prices starting at $4,995 per processor. Learn more at the VMware vCloud Suite Pricing/Buy page VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 is available in three editions – Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus – with prices starting at $1,745 per processor. Learn more at the VMware vSphere Pricing/Buy page Additional Resources Go to the VMworld® 2013 Press KitRead VMware Executive Vice President of Cloud Infrastructure and Management Raghu Raghuram’s blog: VMworld 2013: Data Center Innovation at ScaleRead VMware Storage and Application Services CTO Richard McDougall’s blog: VMware’s Strategy for Software-Defined StorageRead the VMware Hands-on Labs Online blogAccess the VMware Virtual SAN betaConnect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook About VMware VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com. VMware, VMware vCloud, vSphere, vSphere with Operations Management, Virtual SAN and VMworld are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company. # # # Contact: Text100 02 9956 5733sydney.vmware@text100.com.au Vmware and IBM drive more value into blade servers 2005-03-30T16:33:00Z vmware-and-ibm-drive-more-value-into-blade-servers At the Server Blade Summit 2005, VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced an agreement with IBM to bundle evaluation copies of VMware virtual infrastructure into IBM eServer BladeCenter shipments worldwide. Under terms of the agreement, customers purchasing IBM BladeCenter will receive six-month evaluation copies of VMware ESX Server, VMware Virtual SMPTM and VMware VirtualCenter with VMotionTM. "VMware virtual infrastructure on IBM eServer BladeCenter allows customers to experience the benefits of virtualisation in a scale out environment. Not only can they increase the utilisation of their individual server resources, but they can increase the utilisation and flexibility of their complete infrastructure," said Jeff Benck, vice president and business line executive of IBM eServer BladeCenter. "This enhances application availability, speeds deployment and reduces overall operating costs - key needs for delivering an enterprise class x86 infrastructure platform." IBM eServer BladeCenter running VMware virtual infrastructure provides enterprises with scalable, virtualised server platforms on which to deploy their mission-critical applications and services, helping customers experience a dramatic reduction in the cost of ownership by reducing the size and complexity of their IT infrastructure. "VMware virtual infrastructure increases the efficiency of the IBM BladeCenter," said Carlo Bonura, technical system analyst for Dean Health System, a Wisconsin-based provider of integrated medical services, insurance and research. "It makes our server environment more manageable and redundant and it also boosts efficiency because blades take up half the space of traditional 1U servers. And virtual machines share resources such as switches and interface cards, making management simpler and more centralised." VMware ESX Server is VMwares data centre-class virtual infrastructure software for partitioning, consolidating and managing computing resources. Virtual SMP support allows virtual machines to span multiple physical processors, making virtual machines ideal for resource-intensive enterprise applications. VMware VirtualCenter provides customers a central point of control for virtual computing resources, and VMotion technology enables live virtual machines to be migrated for dynamic load balancing and zero-downtime maintenance. IBM and VMware share the same vision of increasing efficiency and reducing complexity for our customers, said Diane Greene, president of VMware. Coupling blades with VMware virtual infrastructure goes a long way towards helping enterprise customers better contain, monitor and manage server workloads. This combination further strengthens the joint IBM/VMware offerings. This announcement expands an existing VMware and IBM relationship, as well as the commitment by the two companies to work together on providing solutions that help simplify management and utilisation of IT resources. IBM has been offering VMware virtual infrastructure on IBM eServer systems for nearly three years. VMware provides the partitioning technology for IBM's industry-leading Virtualisation Engine technology, and VMware and IBM are jointly developing integrated management solutions with IBM Director, IBM's leading client/server workgroup manager. 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 <http://www.vmware.com/> or call 650-475-5000. VMware, Virtual SMP and VMotion are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or various jurisdictions. All other trademarks \and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. This release contains forward-looking statements as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMCs filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC and VMware disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.