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					       VMware Ushers in a New Era of IT Management to Drive Business Agility with
                           VMware vCenter™ Product Family

 New Management Model Focuses on Business Outcomes and Reduces Datacenter Operating
                                       Cost

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., August 31, 2009 — Today at VMworld 2009, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to
the cloud, unveiled a new management model for IT with the introduction of the VMware
vCenter™ Product Family, a comprehensive set of solutions that provides policy-based, service-
driven management to drive improved business agility. VMware vCenter™ Product Family builds
on the innate capabilities of the industry’s most trusted and complete virtualization platform,
VMware vSphere™ 4 to simplify management, reduce operating costs, and deliver more dynamic
and flexible IT services.

Today’s IT infrastructure has become increasingly complex and inflexible, with the typical
company spending upwards of 70 percent of IT budget simply to maintain IT operations. This
overwhelming cost and complexity is partially due to the current approach of IT management,
which focuses on managing component-level infrastructure in application and hardware silos. The
VMware vCenter™ Product Family will evolve the IT management model to a higher level to
focus on what IT should be measured on—business outcomes.

“VMware is uniquely positioned to evolve the way IT manages the datacenter, with the ability to
inject policy across all layers of the stack to enable new levels of automation and efficiency,” said
Raghu Raghuram, vice president and general manager, server business unit, VMware. “With the
VMware vCenter™ family of products, customers will be able to dramatically simplify
infrastructure management, service delivery, and application management eliminating tedious
manual tasks, achieving greater visibility into datacenter operations, and ultimately guaranteeing
service levels through set-and-forget policy-based control.”

VMware vCenter™ Product Family
The VMware vCenter™ Product Family provides customers with a framework for policy-centric,
SLA-driven management across dynamic infrastructure, enabling IT to operate more efficiently as
an internal service provider. Tedious day-to-day tasks such as provisioning, monitoring and
capacity, change, incident, and performance management can be automated based on pre-
defined policies that drive desired business outcomes. Users can quickly and easily deploy virtual
machines with specified service levels from a service catalog, view reports, monitor performance,
and pay only for the services they use – without having to worry about the underlying
infrastructure. This transformation shifts the paradigm from mere management of the “raw
ingredients of IT,” i.e. component-level infrastructure management, to cloud-based delivery of IT
services, dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of managing IT.

“With the vCenter Product Family, VMware provides a wide range of management solutions to
automate critical tasks and drive operational efficiencies,” said Andi Mann, vice president of
research, Enterprise Management Associates, Inc. “This compelling product family is exciting for
customers as it can help them create an automated, self-healing, self-regulating datacenter.”

“At ACS, we are always looking for partners who can enable us to deliver expertise for our clients
by helping increase efficiency through streamlining operations and reducing their overall
expenses,” said Alton Ingram, infrastructure management manager for ACS. “The VMware
vCenter Family of Products allows us to spend significantly less time on routine administration for
our database and enterprise messaging environments. As a result, we have more time to focus
on delivering proactive and strategic projects for our customers.”
“In a virtual infrastructure where all resources are shared, optimal performance can only be
achieved with the right amount of properly allocated resources,” said Mike Laskowski, solutions
architect, R.R. Donnelly. “With VMware vCenter Capacity IQ we can easily identify over- and
under-provisioned VMs, helping us to reduce both waste and performance risk. CapacityIQ’s
‘what if analysis’ and reporting features help us with ongoing planning and deployment to ensure
the right level of resources and the best possible ROI. Overall, VMware’s management
capabilities give us confidence in our ability to meet the needs of the business as we further
expand our virtual datacenter.”

The VMware vCenter™ Product Family is the most comprehensive set of solutions for managing
services across the datacenter, with unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities for
infrastructure management and service delivery.

Infrastructure Management
    •   VMware vCenter AppSpeed provides visibility, service level reporting and proactive
        performance management for multi-tier applications, including virtualized and physical
        elements.
    •   VMware vCenter CapacityIQ enables adequate capacity to be available to virtual
        machines, resource pools, and entire datacenters by modeling the effect of capacity
        changes, forecasting shortfalls and proactively reclaiming excess capacity.
    •   VMware vCenter ConfigControl will maintain visibility and enable compliance of
        configuration state in a dynamic virtual environment.
    •   VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager accelerates recovery by automating the
        recovery process and simplifies management of disaster recovery plans by making
        disaster recovery an integrated element of managing your virtual datacenter.
Service Delivery Management
    •   VMware vCenter Lifecycle Manager implements a consistent, automated process for
        managing the lifecycle of virtual machines, from provisioning to retirement.
    •   VMware vCenter Chargeback enables accountability across the business by
        understanding, allocating and reporting on costs associated with the use of virtual
        infrastructure.
    •   VMware vCenter Lab Manager simplifies development, QA and pre-production
        environments by giving end users on-demand access to common system configurations
        while administrators maintain control over policies, ensure consistency throughout the
        release process and dramatically reduce hardware and provisioning costs.
Another key aspect of the VMware vCenter™ Product Family is its extensibility framework, which
allows for easy integration into existing management frameworks to ensure service levels across
all application components, whether they are physical or virtual. This integration gives IT the
ability to protect their investments and training in existing tooling from VMware’s broad ecosystem
of management partners, while providing best of breed capabilities across the board. (See related
press release also announced today: “Broad Virtualization Ecosystem Rallies Behind VMware
vCenter™ Product Family to Deliver Integrated Solutions for Simplified Datacenter.”)
Pricing and Availability
VMware vCenter solutions are sold a la carte on a per processor basis. All products are generally
available with the exception of VMware vCenter CapacityIQ, which is planned to ship in Q4 2009,
and VMware vCenter ConfigControl, coming in 2010.
For more information about virtualization management solutions from VMware and the VMware
vCenter Product Family, visit http://www.vmware.com/products/vcenter/.

About VMworld 2009
Now in its sixth year, VMworld 2009, with more than 10,000 attendees and over 200 sponsors
and exhibitors, is the must-attend event for IT professionals looking for actionable ideas,
innovative products and best practices for virtualizing their business – from the desktop to the
datacenter to the cloud. Under the theme "Hello Freedom", VMware and virtualization are
changing the world of IT – no longer is IT tethered to complicated, expensive and inefficient
systems. Say goodbye to the limitations of the traditional ways of computing and hello to the
power to innovate. See how virtualization frees the lives of those that embrace it. Super Sessions
are being given by Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Symantec,
Wyse and VMware. VMworld features more than 300 breakout sessions and hands-on labs, led
by VMware and industry professionals, and is being held August 31- September 3 at Moscone
Center in San Francisco.

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 2008 revenues of $1.9
billion, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 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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VMware and vCenter 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to, customer adoption and
deployment of virtualization products and architecture, including our products, and expectations for the
release and delivery of our products. 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) the duration and
deepening of negative 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, (v) the
uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology initiatives; (vi) rapid technological and market
changes in virtualization software; (vii) changes to product development timelines; and (viii) 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 the report
on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, which could cause actual results to vary from
expectations. VMware disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date
of this release.


Contacts:
Melinda Marks
VMware Public Relations
mmarks@vmware.com
(650) 743/4614

Liz Clinkenbeard
OutCast Communications for VMware
liz@outcastpr.com
(415) 392-8282


   Broad Virtualization Ecosystem Rallies Behind VMware vCenter™ Product Family to
           Deliver Integrated Solutions for Simplified Datacenter Management

  More Than 200 Management and Infrastructure Partners Embrace Industry-Leading Family of
                         Virtualization Management Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 31, 2009 – Today at VMworld 2009, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to
the cloud, announced broad support from its virtualization partner ecosystem, with more than 200
management and infrastructure partners supporting the VMware vCenter™ family of virtualization
management products. (See related press release also announced today: “VMware Ushers in a
New Era of IT Management to Drive Business Agility with VMware vCenter Product Family.”) The
company also announced expanded participation in its VMware Ready Management program.
This robust ecosystem, which includes technology partners BMC, CA, Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM,
Symantec and many others, extends the virtualization management capabilities of the VMware
vCenter Product Family to enable integrated system management for customers of all sizes.
Several of these partners are also taking VMware vCenter products to market with their own
solutions through resell and OEM agreements with VMware.

Read what partners are saying about the VMware vCenter Product Family.

VMware works with a variety of partners on complementary products and solutions that help
provide customers with complete, end-to-end infrastructure solutions that manage physical and
virtual resources with consistent processes across the enterprise. Combined with the VMware
vCenter Product Family and VMware vSphere™ 4, the industry-leading virtualization platform,
customers can implement solutions that protect their investments in training and existing tools
while providing best-of-breed capabilities across their infrastructures.

“As customers continue their journey toward building private clouds with VMware vSphere™ 4,
integrated and consistent management of their mixed physical and virtual environments is a top
priority,” said Brian Byun, vice president of global alliances, VMware. “We are excited to see our
ecosystem partners work with VMware to integrate their solutions with the VMware vCenter™
family of products to deliver end-to-end management solutions for customers.”

VMware works with more than 200 management and infrastructure partners who cumulatively
offer more than 300 products that support or integrate with VMware vSphere 4. Many leading
companies have also joined the VMware Ready Management Program, which provides partners
with full access to a rich set of functionality and integration interfaces for the VMware vCenter
Product Family. The program also provides technical qualification, integration best practices and
logo usage that offer customers an easy way to identify products that comply with VMware
standards to tightly integrate with or extend native VMware vCenter management capabilities.
This enables customers to more quickly deploy management solutions and drive new levels of
agility and automation in the datacenter.

VMware provides ecosystem partners with numerous integration and co-development programs
that enable them to use VMware APIs and interfaces to build advanced technology integrations to
deliver value-added solutions. These integrations plug seamlessly into VMware vCenter products,
providing simplified integration capabilities, backward compatibility with previous versions of
VMware software, and new interfaces that support industry-leading management solutions.

Find out more about VMware’s partner ecosystem and the VMware vCenter Product Family.
About VMworld 2009
Now in its sixth year, VMworld 2009, with more than 10,000 attendees and over 200 sponsors
and exhibitors, is the must-attend event for IT professionals looking for actionable ideas,
innovative products and best practices for virtualizing their business – from the desktop to the
datacenter to the cloud. Under the theme "Hello Freedom," VMware and virtualization are
changing the world of IT – no longer is IT tethered to complicated, expensive and inefficient
systems. Say goodbye to the limitations of the traditional ways of computing and hello to the
power to innovate. See how virtualization frees the lives of those that embrace it. Super Sessions
are being given by Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Symantec,
Wyse and VMware. VMworld features more than 300 breakout sessions and hands-on labs, led
by VMware and industry professionals, and is being held August 31- September 3 at Moscone
Center in San Francisco.

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 2008 revenues of $1.9
billion, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 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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VMware, VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere 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. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a
legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to, customer adoption and
deployment of virtualization products and architecture, including our products, and expectations for the
release and delivery of our products. 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) the duration and
deepening of negative 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, (v) the
uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology initiatives; (vi) rapid technological and market
changes in virtualization software; (vii) changes to product development timelines; and (viii) 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 the report
on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, which could cause actual results to vary from
expectations. VMware disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date
of this release.

Contacts:
Nick Fuentes
VMware Global Public Relations
nfuentes@vmware.com
(415) 690-9355

Liz Clinkenbeard
OutCast Communications for VMware
liz@outcastpr.com
(415) 392-8282


   VMware Continues Its Reign as the Lowest Cost Per Application Leader with VMware
                                      vSphere™ 4

New Benchmarks Released by Taneja Group Reports VMware vSphere™ 4 Holds Estimated 80
                   Percent VM Density Advantage over Competitors


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 31, 2009 – Today at VMworld 2009, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to
the cloud, announced that VMware vSphere™ 4 offers customers the highest consolidation ratios
in the industry which could translate into hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings for some
customers—according to a new report released by industry analyst firm, Taneja Group.

The unique features and architectural design of VMware vSphere™ 4 allow customers to run
more applications per server than other competitors in the industry. Recent benchmark tests
validated by the Taneja Group, confirmed that VMware vSphere™ 4 is capable of running twice
as many virtual machines per server as commodity solutions using the same hardware. Because
VM density has a considerable impact on virtual infrastructure total cost of ownership, a VM
density advantage can translate to up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings for some
customers.

“VMware’s technological superiority with its release of VMware vSphere 4 continues to be very
clear,” said Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director of technology validation services at Taneja
Group. “We’ve validated in a number of tests that VMware vSphere 4 virtualized servers can not
only run twice as many applications than other hypervisors at equal or even greater performance
levels, but also deliver much more predictable performance. Just as we’ve validated in the past,
this VM Density metric has a tremendous impact on cost of acquisition, and can make VMware as
much as 30 percent less expensive on a per application basis than other solutions. Based on our
most recent testing, VMware vSphere 4 clearly represents a better choice even for the most
heavily tasked infrastructure facing unpredictable loads, while offering a lower total upfront
solution cost even when compared to so-called “free” offerings.”

“You can’t determine the cost of deploying a virtualization solution simply by looking at the upfront
price of licenses,” explains Tim Harper, senior systems analyst, Kadlec Medical Center. “The
number of applications you can run on one physical server determines how much you will
ultimately spend on servers, storage, networking, electricity, cooling, and datacenter space. At
Kadlec Medical Center, we currently run 305 virtual machines on 16 physical hosts. We expect to
run as many as 400 virtual machines on the same hardware infrastructure – a VM density of 25
virtual machines per host. Thanks to unique VMware features like memory overcommit, we can
maximize utilization without giving up on the performance of our production systems. We’ll spend
$400,000 versus $2.4 million to run 400 virtual machines. That’s more than $2 million we can
leverage to continue improving our patient care.”

“Our ability to run a large number of applications per host benefits us far beyond simple hardware
and software savings,” said Andrea Friio, technical marketing manager at Genesys
Telecommunications Lab. “While cost savings from consolidation are great, we reap the greatest
value from the improved flexibility that enables us to shorten time to market and increase
revenue. VMware features like DRS and memory overcommit let us spin out new virtual
machines in minutes without any anxiety around actual physical resource availability. At our
current business pace, without VMware we would have been forced to purchase three new
servers a month. We could not have sustained such growth given power, cooling, and datacenter
space implications. With VMware technology, we take advantage of the full power of our
hardware without compromising performance and reliability. We’re also extremely excited about
the many innovations in VMware vSphere 4 and plan to upgrade to it by year’s end.”

“We are extremely pleased that our customers recognize so much value in VMware vSphere™
4,” said Raghu Raghuram, vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, VMware.
“With more than 140 new features, VMware vSphere™ 4 provides capabilities that dramatically
improve operational efficiency, enhance service levels, and further empower IT departments to be
agile internal service providers while also reducing costs.”

Companies can estimate overall cost savings from the higher consolidation enabled by VMware
vSphere 4 by using the newly updated VMware Cost-Per-Application Calculator. VMware
vSphere 4 further extends financial savings to storage and network. VMware vStorage Thin
Provisioning can reduce storage costs by up to 50 percent while the VMware vNetwork
Distributed Switch simplifies management of virtual networks.

To view the Taneja Group report, please visit: http://www.vmware.com/go/esx4-vm-density-
advantage

About VMworld 2009
Now in its sixth year, VMworld 2009, with more than 10,000 attendees and over 200 sponsors
and exhibitors, is the must-attend event for IT professionals looking for actionable ideas,
innovative products and best practices for virtualizing their business – from the desktop to the
datacenter to the cloud. Under the theme "Hello Freedom", VMware and virtualization are
changing the world of IT – no longer is IT tethered to complicated, expensive and inefficient
systems. Say goodbye to the limitations of the traditional ways of computing and hello to the
power to innovate. See how virtualization frees the lives of those that embrace it. Super Sessions
are being given by Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Symantec,
Wyse and VMware. VMworld features more than 300 breakout sessions and hands-on labs, led
by VMware and industry professionals, and is being held August 31- September 3 at Moscone
Center in San Francisco.

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 2008 revenues of $1.9
billion, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 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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VMware and VMware vSphere 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to, customer benefits from
deployment of virtualization products and architecture, including our products. 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) the duration and deepening of negative 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, (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology initiatives; (vi) rapid
technological and market changes in virtualization software; (vii) changes to product development timelines;
and (viii) 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 the report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, which could cause actual results to
vary from expectations. VMware disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements
after the date of this release.

Contacts:
Mary Ann Gallo
VMware Public Relations
magallo@vmware.com
(650) 427-3271

Liz Clinkenbeard
OutCast Communications for VMware
liz@outcastpr.com
(415) 392-8282




   VMware Signs Agreement with Intel to Expand Reach of VMware vSphere™ 4 to SMB
                                      Customers

Intel to Distribute VMware vSphere™ 4 to its Reseller Channel, Further Accelerating Adoption of
                        Industry-Leading Virtualization Platform to SMBs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., August 31, 2009 — Today at VMworld 2009, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to
the cloud, announced an agreement with Intel® to sell VMware vSphere™ 4 with Intel board and
system products starting in the fourth quarter of 2009. The agreement will enable Intel to provide
VMware vSphere 4 through its worldwide distributor network to resellers and system integrators
that service small and midsized businesses (SMBs). This enhanced relationship expands on the
Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) certification agreement previously signed by
the companies and strengthens the companies’ longstanding strategic relationship.

“SMBs are looking for a means of administering ‘Always On IT’ through a robust, continuously
available IT infrastructure with minimal overhead and high investment return,” said Carl
Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations, VMware. “Combining
VMware vSphere™ 4 with Intel server products through Intel’s channel will help reseller and
system integrator partners deliver virtualization solutions faster and at a lower cost, while
extending the critical business benefits of virtualization to an even larger number of customers.”

“We are pleased to be able to deliver VMware software benefits in conjunction with our server
boards and system building blocks to our worldwide reseller channel,” said Lisa Graff, general
manager of Intel’s Enterprise Platforms and Services Division. “Our ongoing technology
collaboration has resulted in excellent performance of VMware vSphere™ 4 running on Intel®
Xeon® processor-based platforms. This agreement will enable the channel to meet the growing
demand by SMBs for the improved efficiency, greater control and increased flexibility that
virtualization offers.”

SMB Customers Rely on the Virtualization Industry Leader, VMware
Led by a desire to control IT costs and deliver improved business continuity, SMB customers are
increasingly turning to VMware as the proven virtualization industry leader who addresses their
critical IT needs by delivering the most reliable, best-performing and easiest to manage
virtualization solutions. VMware is the preferred brand by 64 percent of surveyed SMBs and
preferred by three times as many surveyed SMBs as the next closest competitor, according to a
blind market virtualization study published in April 2009 of 416 IT professionals in North America
and Europe conducted by research firm Management Insight Technologies.

The VMware vSphere 4 packages for SMBs deliver differentiated functionality and considerably
lower the entry point for customers new to virtualization. Companies with less than 20 physical
servers can deploy a server consolidation and management solution for only $166 per processor
with VMware vSphere 4 Essentials, and they can get higher application uptime with VMware
vSphere 4 Essentials Plus (only $499 per processor) — these are features that are otherwise out
of reach for most small companies. VMware vSphere 4 Essentials Plus is the only virtualization
solution that provides high availability and data protection at this price point. VMware vSphere 4
Advanced delivers an even more robust and scalable business continuity solution and includes
VMware Fault Tolerance, VMware VMotion™ and VMware vShield Zones.

Read more about VMware vSphere 4 solutions and pricing and packaging for SMB customers.

Intel Resellers Deliver Leading-edge Technology to End Customers around the World
The Intel global reseller community of more than 50,000 Premier and Associate members will
benefit from the new agreement by being able to resell the industry-leading virtualization platform
to their SMB customers. The agreement supports Intel’s strategy to proliferate virtualization
technology on the recently announced Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series into SMB markets
and it provides resellers with low-cost high availability solutions, including the three new VMware
vSphere 4 product editions for SMBs that enable Always On IT. The Intel® ESAA program also
provides resellers with pre-certified Intel server platforms for VMware vSphere 4 with the ability to
have their products listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) at no additional
charge. This reduces deployment costs and speeds time to market for resellers to address new
opportunities.

"VMware and Intel working together to provide an easy method of sourcing, reselling and
supporting VMware vSphere™ 4 is a big win for Seneca Data as an Intel Premier-level partner,"
said Chuck Orcutt, Nexlink server product manager at Seneca Data. "We will be able to deliver
complete virtualization solutions as a one-stop shop for customers.”

About VMworld 2009
Now in its sixth year, VMworld 2009, with more than 10,000 attendees and over 200 sponsors
and exhibitors, is the must-attend event for IT professionals looking for actionable ideas,
innovative products and best practices for virtualizing their business – from the desktop to the
datacenter to the cloud. Under the theme "Hello Freedom,” VMware and virtualization are
changing the world of IT – no longer is IT tethered to complicated, expensive and inefficient
systems. Say goodbye to the limitations of the traditional ways of computing and hello to the
power to innovate. See how virtualization frees the lives of those that embrace it. Super Sessions
are being given by Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Symantec,
Wyse and VMware. VMworld features more than 300 breakout sessions and hands-on labs, led
by VMware and industry professionals, and is being held August 31- September 3 at Moscone
Center in San Francisco.

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 2008 revenues of $1.9
billion, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 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.
                                                    ###

VMware and VMware vSphere 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. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to, customer adoption and
deployment of virtualization products and architecture, including our products, levels of demand for our
products, and expectations for the release and delivery of our products. 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) the duration and deepening of negative 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, (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology initiatives; (vi) rapid
technological and market changes in virtualization software; (vii) changes to product development timelines;
and (viii) 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 the report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, which could cause actual results to
vary from expectations. VMware disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements
after the date of this release.

Contacts:
Nick Fuentes
VMware Global Public Relations
nfuentes@vmware.com
(415) 690-9355

Liz Clinkenbeard
OutCast Communications for VMware
liz@outcastpr.com
(415) 392-8282




       VMware Introduces VMware Go™—A New Service that Will Make Virtualization
                           Even Easier for First Time Users

        Ideal for Small and Midsize Businesses—VMware Go™ Automates Installation and
                      Configuration to Help Customers Get Virtualized Faster

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 31, 2009 – Today at VMworld 2009, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to
the cloud, unveiled a beta version of VMware Go™, a web-based service that will make it even
easier for first time customers to get started with virtualization. Ideal for small and midsized
businesses (SMBs), VMware Go™ will dramatically simplify the process of virtualizing their
applications by automating the installation and configuration of the industry-leading hypervisor,
VMware ESXi.

“VMware Go™ is the latest innovation we’ve brought to market as part of our ongoing
commitment to helping SMB customers run their applications with more agility, profitability, and
resilience,” said Dan Chu, vice president, emerging products and markets at VMware. “Nearly
every SMB stands to benefit tremendously from virtualization. VMware Go™ will simplify
virtualization for SMBs to a few easy online steps and was designed with SMBs in mind. We
want SMBs who may be sitting on the fence to realize all the benefits of virtualization without
burdening their limited IT resources.”

VMware Go™ is a free web-based service that will enable SMB customers to fly through the ESXi
setup process with just a few mouse clicks. The award-winning VMware ESXi is the industry’s
most widely deployed hypervisor, with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. VMware ESXi,
also available for free, allows companies to reduce overhead and simplify business operations by
running multiple operating systems and applications on a single server, spending less money on
hardware, power and cooling, and server administration. VMware ESXi together with VMware Go
is an on-ramp for companies new to virtualization, especially small businesses who may not think
they have the time or budget to get started.

VMware Go™ was developed in partnership with Shavlik Technologies, a member of VMware’s
Technology Alliance Partner Program. VMware Go™ will be made available as a beta offering on
August 31, 2009 to customers who go to http://www.vmware.com/go/vmware-go-beta. VMware
Go is expected to become generally available as a free service in 2010.

About VMworld 2009
Now in its sixth year, VMworld 2009, with more than 10,000 attendees and over 200 sponsors
and exhibitors, is the must-attend event for IT professionals looking for actionable ideas,
innovative products and best practices for virtualizing their business – from the desktop to the
datacenter to the cloud. Under the theme "Hello Freedom", VMware and virtualization are
changing the world of IT – no longer is IT tethered to complicated, expensive and inefficient
systems. Say goodbye to the limitations of the traditional ways of computing and hello to the
power to innovate. See how virtualization frees the lives of those that embrace it. Super Sessions
are being given by Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Symantec,
Wyse and VMware. VMworld features more than 300 breakout sessions and hands-on labs, led
by VMware and industry professionals, and is being held August 31- September 3 at Moscone
Center in San Francisco.

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 2008 revenues of $1.9
billion, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 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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VMware and VMware View 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to, customer adoption and
deployment of virtualization products and architecture, including our products, and expectations for the
release and delivery of our products. 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) the duration and
deepening of negative 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, (v) the
uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology initiatives; (vi) rapid technological and market
changes in virtualization software; (vii) changes to product development timelines; and (viii) 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 the report
on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, which could cause actual results to vary from
expectations. VMware disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date
of this release.

Contacts:
Nick Fuentes
VMware Public Relations
nfuentes@vmware.com
(650) 427-1104

Liz Clinkenbeard
OutCast Communications for VMware
liz@outcastpr.com
(415) 392-8282




Next-Generation VMware Partner Network Helps Partners Increase Virtualization Expertise
                         to Expand Business Opportunities

 New Solution-based Competencies and Accreditations Help Partners Better Serve Customers;
  New Organizational Structure, Recent Awards Underscore VMware’s Commitment to Better
                              Serve Global Partner Community

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., August 31, 2009 — Today at VMworld 2009, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to
the cloud, announced a significant increase in the number of VMware partners investing in their
virtualization practices through enhanced accreditation and certification programs. These
programs are offered as part of VMware’s next-generation partner program, VMware Partner
Network, which launched earlier this year. This increased participation in training reflects
VMware’s commitment to provide partners with easily accessible programs and tools that help
them differentiate their offerings in the marketplace:

    •    More than 16,000 individuals from more than 1,200 partner companies have been trained
         on VMware vSphere™ 4, the industry-leading virtualization platform, since the product
         became available in May 2009
    •    Since the launch of VMware Partner Network in April 2009, more than 60 percent of all
         Premier-level partners in the program have begun taking the necessary training to
         achieve their first solution competency
    •    The number of partners achieving VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP)
         accreditations has grown more than 500 percent year over year

“Our partners are essential to our business and VMware is passionate about providing them with
a world-class partner program,” said Doug Smith, senior director, global channels, VMware. “The
VMware Partner Network is designed to provide partners with the tools they need to stand out in
the eyes of customers and gain a long-term competitive advantage for their virtualization
practices. Since introducing the VMware Partner Network, we have seen thousands of
professionals working toward their VMware accreditations and certifications, with hundreds of
new companies developing competencies in specific VMware solutions. This is validation that
partners want to put their efforts and money toward key training on VMware virtualization
because they believe in the long-term value of virtualized IT environments based on the industry-
leading VMware platform.”

“VMware’s solution competency program has provided us with knowledge and skills that allow us
to better serve our customers and stay competitive,” said Ashley Gardiner, director, VMSecured.
“We’re delighted to be the first VMware partner in the United Kingdom to have achieved the
infrastructure virtualization competency. We are already reaping the benefits through our
improved delivery of VMware server virtualization and consolidation solutions, and in the way that
we are able to prove our credentials to prospective clients.”

VMware Partner Network provides support and program benefits including:

    •   Solution competencies: VMware has established new designations of expertise that
        allow customers to identify partners with VMware virtualization solution knowledge and
        experience. VMware solution competencies enable partners to extend market reach,
        align business with VMware marketing initiatives and drive deeper into customer
        engagements. VMware partners are able to accelerate their expertise, profitability and
        market opportunity by earning one or more VMware solution competency. Partners are
        able to earn competencies in four areas: infrastructure virtualization, business continuity,
        desktop virtualization and virtualization management.
    •   New and improved information portal: VMware’s revamped partner portal, Partner
        Central, enables partners to more easily access the marketing and sales tools, leads
        modules, market development funds, service-related intellectual property, and other tools
        needed to grow their VMware virtualization businesses. Partner Central is attracting 25
        percent more partner visits each week than the previous portal, with an average of 82
        percent of visitors returning each week.
    •   Partner University: VMware Partner University is the virtual campus that helps
        accelerate partners’ virtualization practices through high-quality training and education on
        VMware products, services and solutions under one framework. Organized into role-
        based learning paths, Partner University makes it easy for partners to develop their
        virtualization expertise and to earn industry-recognized accreditations and certifications
        based on their individual focus areas.
    •   Enhanced Partner Locator: VMware partners are highlighted in Partner Locator on
        VMware.com, which enables customers to find local partners based on their areas of
        expertise. Partner Locator identifies partners based on their geography, partner type,
        level in VMware Partner Network, and earned competencies.

VMware Partner Network was unveiled in April 2009 to help ensure a more consistent and
successful user experience and to help partners increase their business potential by increasing
their skills in VMware solutions. Building on the company’s previous award-winning program,
VMware Partner Network is a comprehensive program that provides a common infrastructure,
extensive sales and services tools, margin opportunities and industry-recognized training for
VMware’s entire partner ecosystem, including solution providers, technology partners and original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The program helps partners maximize their investments in
VMware virtualization to provide their customers with the best end-to-end virtualization solutions
available.

Read more about VMware Partner Network.
New Global Channel Organization Structure, Recent Awards Underscore VMware’s
Commitment to Better Serve Partners Worldwide
VMware also announced a new organizational structure of its global channel executive team. The
team is organized into a horizontal global function that oversees global direction and strategy, as
well as vertical channel sales organizations organized by geography to better serve the needs of
partners worldwide:

    •   Doug Smith, senior director of global channels and “Global Channel Chief”: Reporting to
        Carl Eschenbach, VMware executive vice president of worldwide field operations, Smith
        sets global channel strategies, channel revenue goals and global programs
    •   Brandon Sweeney, vice president of Americas channels and “Americas Channel Chief”:
        Reporting to Rich Geraffo, VMware vice president and general manager of the Americas,
        Sweeney executes regional channel strategies and drives channel revenue goals for the
        Americas region
    •   Andy Hunt, vice president of EMEA channels and “EMEA Channel Chief”: Reporting to
        Maurizio Carli, vice president and general manager of the Europe, Middle East and Africa
        (EMEA) region, Hunt executes regional channel strategies and drives channel revenue
        goals for the EMEA region
    •   Manish Sharma, senior director of APAC channels and “APAC Channel Chief”:
        Reporting to Andrew Dutton, vice president and general manager of the Asia Pacific
        (APAC) region, Sharma executes regional channel strategies and drives channel revenue
        goals for the APAC region

VMware also announced recent channel awards:

    •   CRN named four VMware representatives to its 2009 Most Powerful Women in the
        Channel list: Aileen Black, vice president, public sector; Julie Heck, director, global
        partner marketing; Colleen Kapase, senior director, global partner programs; and
        Maureen Lonergan, director, partner enablement
    •   Everything Channel named VMware the overall winner and Company of the Year in the
        Server Virtualization Software category in its 2009 Annual Report Card survey

About VMworld 2009
Now in its sixth year, VMworld 2009, with more than 10,000 attendees and over 200 sponsors
and exhibitors, is the must-attend event for IT professionals looking for actionable ideas,
innovative products and best practices for virtualizing their business – from the desktop to the
datacenter to the cloud. Under the theme "Hello Freedom,” VMware and virtualization are
changing the world of IT – no longer is IT tethered to complicated, expensive and inefficient
systems. Say goodbye to the limitations of the traditional ways of computing and hello to the
power to innovate. See how virtualization frees the lives of those that embrace it. Super Sessions
are being given by Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Symantec,
Wyse and VMware. VMworld features more than 300 breakout sessions and hands-on labs, led
by VMware and industry professionals, and is being held August 31- September 3 at Moscone
Center in San Francisco.

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 2008 revenues of $1.9
billion, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 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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VMware and VMware vSphere 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. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company.

Contacts:
Nick Fuentes
VMware Global Public Relations
nfuentes@vmware.com
(415) 690-9355

Liz Clinkenbeard
OutCast Communications for VMware
liz@outcastpr.com
(415) 392-8282