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VMware Announces Partners

LAS VEGAS -- Today at VMworld 2008, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, announced the second wave of technology partners to join the VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative. These new Alliance Affiliate partners build on the success of current participating technology partners, including CA, Dell, EMC, LeftHand Networks, McAfee, NetApp, Riverbed, and Vizioncore. Participation in the VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative provides technology partners with the opportunity to expand their channel partner ecosystem and generate incremental revenue growth with these new solution providers.

New technology partners will be participating in this unique initiative to expand their sales by leveraging VMwares industry leadership and award-winning virtualization solutions. New partners include BMC Software, Cisco, Emulex, Force10 Networks, HP, IBM, Kingston Technology, and Symantec, which can now leverage VMware’s best-in-class product line to create joint solution selling programs to launch later this year.

As part of the VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative, each VMware technology partner is creating its own custom program that provides financial incentives and specialized tools and training for jointly selling a VMware virtualization solution along with their products. By combining VMware’s robust virtualization solutions portfolio and its extensive technology partner ecosystem with incentives, tools and training, VMware channel partners are equipped to compete with joint solutions that create new sales opportunities and drive delivery of profitable new consulting practices. These channel partners are meeting customer demand for value and innovation with solutions in the areas of applications, disaster recovery, high availability, business continuity, networking, security, storage and systems management.

“The VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative has enabled enhanced solutions for our partners, and ultimately, optimal value for our joint customers,” said Steve Houck, vice president of worldwide channels, VMware. “We’re committed to expanding this initiative by engaging our growing ecosystem of technology partners to actively support it as a ‘win-win’ for technology partners, channel partners and customers.”

VMware Inc.