VMware Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Latest x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Magic Quadrant

VMware Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Latest x86 Server Virtualization 
Infrastructure Magic Quadrant 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/11/13 --  VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today announced that Gartner, Inc. has placed VMware in the Leaders
Quadrant in its 2013 report, "Magic Quadrant for x86 Server
Virtualization Infrastructure." (1)  
According to Gartner, "As of mid-2013, almost two-thirds of x86
architecture workloads have been virtualized on servers." The report
continues: "Virtualization is a fundamental enabler to infrastructure
as a service (IaaS), and will be used to establish private cloud
services, public cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud
services. Effectively, all IaaS offerings will rely on VMs or
container technology."  
"VMware's virtualization software empowers customers of all sizes to
dramatically simplify IT while achieving increased levels of agility,
control and efficiency," said John Gilmartin, vice president, Cloud
Infrastructure Products, VMware. "We believe being positioned as a
leader in Gartner's x86 Magic Quadrant for four consecutive years
speaks to our vision, strategy and offerings, partnering with our
customers to enable them to manage, secure, provision their data
whether it is on premises or off premises."  
Industry Momentum and Recognition 
 VMware vSphere(R) is the most
widely deployed virtualization platform in the world, broadly
utilized by enterprises, small and midsize businesses (SMBs), public
cloud service providers and as a foundation for the growing virtual
desktop (VDI) market. 

--  In the past year, VMware's customer base has grown to more than
    500,000 customers worldwide, including 100 percent of the Fortune 100.
--  There are now more than 242 verified VMware vCloud(R) public clouds
    across 31 countries.
--  More than 3,700 applications are supported on VMware vSphere.

Access the 2013 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization
Infrastructure through the VMware Company blog at:
Additional Resources  

--  Read VMware Director of Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing Mike
    Adams' blog post: New Gartner Magic Quadrant Positions VMware in
    Leaders Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization
--  Learn more about VMware vSphere
--  Connect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook

About the Magic Quadrant 
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implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 
About VMware 
 VMware (NYSE: VMW) 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 vSphere and VMware vCloud are registered trademarks
and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other
jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be
trademarks of their respective companies. 
(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization
Infrastructure," by Thomas J. Bittman, George J. Weiss, Mark A.
Margevicius, Philip Dawson, June 27, 2013 
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
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