VMware Strengthens Executive Leadership, Appoints Former Savvis President to Head New Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit

VMware Strengthens Executive Leadership, Appoints Former Savvis President to 
Head New Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit 
Veteran Cloud Services Leader Bill Fathers to Accelerate Growth of
VMware Hybrid Cloud 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 --  VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today announced the appointment of Bill Fathers as senior vice
president and general manager of VMware's newly-formed Hybrid Cloud
Services business unit. 
"Bill understands how to drive adoption of enterprise cloud services
and has a clear vision to build and strengthen our newly-formed
Hybrid Cloud Services business unit," said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of
VMware. "With his expertise and proven ecosystem mindset, VMware and
its partners will deliver the richest set of complementary cloud
offerings and empower our customers to achieve maximum value from
their hybrid cloud investments."  
At a Strategic Forum for Institutional Investors today, VMware CEO
Pat Gelsinger outlined the company's strategy, including plans to
extend the software-defined data center with a hybrid cloud service
offering, and the creation of a new Hybrid Cloud Services business
unit to be led by Fathers (read the press release).  
"Enterprise adoption of cloud services is ramping exponentially, and
VMware is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promise of hybrid
cloud," said Fathers. "I look forward to leading the new Hybrid Cloud
Services Business Unit and partnering with our ecosystem to provide
customers the ultimate flexibility in how they deploy existing and
new applications -- on-premise, off-premise, or through whatever
combination works best for their business needs."  
Fathers joins the VMware leadership team from Savvis, a leading
provider of cloud computing and managed hosting, where he most
recently served as President overseeing sales, marketing, product
development, global operations and all corporate functions in North
America, Europe and Asia. Fathers brings more than 15 years'
experience scaling global services businesses from start up to more
than $1 billion in revenues as well as deep ecosystem expertise from
his years building partnerships across service provider, ISV and
system integrator communities.  
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 480,000
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 and Hybrid Cloud Services are registered trademarks or
trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other
jurisdictions. 
Forward-Looking Statements
 This press release contains
forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements
regarding VMware's strategic plans, including introduction of vCloud
Hybrid Services and accelerating the growth of VMware's hybrid cloud
offerings, the potential benefits of such offerings to VMware
customers and expectations for growth rates in enterprise adoption of
cloud services. 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 hybrid cloud services,
mobile device virtualization platforms and the software defined data
center; (v) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization
software and platforms for cloud computing; and mobile devices; (vi)
changes to product development timelines; (vii) our ability to
protect our proprietary technology; (viii) our ability to attract and
retain highly qualified employees; and (ix) the successful
integration of acquired companies and assets into VMware. 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 our most
recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form
8-K that we 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. 
Contacts:
Liz Nelson
VMware Global Communications
liznelson@vmware.com
650-743-4614 
Ulysses King
The OutCast Agency for VMware
Ulysses@theoutcastagency.com
415-345-4731 
 
 
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