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VMware Delivers Multimedia

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc., (NYSE:VMW) the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced enhancements to its next generation connection broker, VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2. Designed for enterprise desktop customers, this updated release provides an enhanced user experience, lower total cost of ownership and improved scalability. VMware is also expanding the global reach of this industry-leading software with new localized versions available in German and Japanese.

By extending the VMware virtualization platform to the desktop with VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), IT administrators can deploy desktop virtual machines and deliver a complete desktop experience that is easy to manage, fast to deploy, less costly to maintain, always-current and radically more secure. VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2, a key component of VMware VDI, connects remote clients to centralized virtual desktops that can be accessed securely from almost anywhere and from many different hardware platforms. Using Virtual Desktop Manager, VDI administrators can manage thousands of desktops at once while greatly reducing provisioning time for new desktops. Coupled with VMwares industry leading virtualization platform, Virtual Desktop Manager can provide customers the lowest cost of ownership by leveraging VMware Infrastructure’s patented memory over-commit feature to run more desktop virtual machines per server.

ViaHealth is a family of health care providers serving the greater Rochester, New York area through facilities such as Rochester General Hospital.

“Our work environment is a constant security challenge, given the mobility of our workforce, the number of desktops that need to be managed and the mandate to be HIPAA-compliant,” stated Joseph Parks, systems engineer, ViaHealth/Rochester General Hospital. “VMware Virtual Desktop Manager gives us the ability to manage and provision our distributed virtual desktop environment while providing a high level of security and stability that our patients and staff expect from their healthcare provider. Additionally, as a company with a VMware first policy, we have been able to leverage the strength of VMware Infrastructure 3 capabilities such as business continuity to our desktop environment."

VMware Inc.