VMware Outlines Corporate Strategy, Innovations Across Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud and End-User Computing

VMware Outlines Corporate Strategy, Innovations Across Software-Defined Data 
Center, Hybrid Cloud and End-User Computing 
Company to Expand Hybrid Cloud Business With New Services, Appoints
Former Savvis Leader Bill Fathers to Executive Team 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 --  At a Strategic Forum for
Institutional Investors today, VMware (NYSE: VMW) CEO Pat Gelsinger
outlined the company's strategy, revealing more details about its
plans to deliver the software-defined datacenter, expand its hybrid
cloud offerings and empower the multi-device era.  
"VMware's vision is to empower people and organizations by radically
simplifying IT through virtualization software," said Gelsinger. "Our
customers are looking to us to help them solve some of the toughest
challenges in IT in simple and elegant ways thereby delivering new
levels of efficiency, control and agility. To do this, we will
continue to introduce new innovations and offerings that will empower
IT as a broker of services that drive speed of business and
competitive advantage."  
In 2013, VMware will execute against three growth priorities:  
Redefining Infrastructure: The Software-Defined Data Center 
 Through
the software-defined data center VMware will extend the benefits of
virtualization to all areas of the data center -- network, security,
storage and management. Today, the company revealed its intentions to
merge the VMware vCloud Networking and Security(TM) product line with
the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) into a single
product family based on a common technology foundation, to be named
VMware NSX.  
Expected to launch in the second half of 2013, VMware NSX will
represent the full potential of network virtualization by working
across VMware and non-VMware hypervisors and cloud management
systems, as well as any underlying networking hardware. Additionally,
VMware NSX will provide an open framework for the integration of
ecosystem services for networking and security. By virtualizing the
network, VMware NSX will allow customers to accelerate application
deployment, lower both capital and operational costs and transform
network operations in a non-disruptive manner (read the blog).  
Delivering the Hybrid Cloud
 Today VMware announced its plans to
extend the softw
are-defined data center with a hybrid cloud service
offering that will allow its 480,000 customers to reap the benefits
of the public cloud without changing their existing applications
while using a common management, orchestration, networking and
security model.  
VMware expects to launch VMware vCloud(R) Hybrid Service(TM) later
this year and intends to make it available through its existing
channel, working with its extensive partner ecosystem to accelerate
customers' journey to the cloud. VMware has created a new Hybrid
Cloud Services business unit, appointing cloud services veteran Bill
Fathers as senior vice president and general manager (Read the press
release).  
Empowering the Multi-Device Era
 At today's event, VMware
demonstrated how it is helping customers connect end-users to their
data, applications and desktops with the newly released VMware
Horizon(TM) Suite. A comprehensive platform for workforce mobility,
the VMware Horizon Suite uses virtualization to transform silos of
data, applications and desktops into centralized IT services that can
be easily provisioned, managed and delivered to end-users on the
devices of their choice. Introduced in February 2013, the VMware
Horizon Suite is empowering VMware customers to meet the needs of an
increasingly mobile workforce without sacrificing control and
security. 
EMC Corporation and VMware, Inc. are holding their 2013 Strategic
Forum fo
r Institutional Investors on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The live video webcast and
agenda for the day is available on EMC's and VMware's Investor
Relations websites at: http://www.emc.com/ir and
http://ir.vmware.com, respectively. The webcast replay of the event
will be available on the above websites within 24 hours following the
event. 
Additional Resources 


 
--  Read the Blog: "VMware NSX Network Virtualization"
--  Connect with VMware via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn

  
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, VMware vCloud, vCloud Networking and Security and vCloud
Hybrid Service 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 stra
tegic plans, the introduction by VMware of new
innovations and offerings including VMware NSX and the vCloud Hybrid
Services, their projected availability and their expected features
and benefits for VMware customers. 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:
Joan Stone
VMware Global Communications
joanstone@vmware.com
650-224-8773 
Ulysses King
The OutCast Agency for VMware
Ulysses@theoutcastagency.com
415-345-4731 
 
 
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