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VMware Intros Bundle for SMBs

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced a new bundle designed to provide SMBs using the free VMware Server with an easy and cost-effective way to manage their virtual infrastructure. The bundle includes VirtualCenter for VMware Server with enterprise-class support from VMware for $1,500.

SMBs are rapidly adopting virtualization because of the clear business benefits it provides around lowering the total cost of their IT infrastructure while enabling entirely new levels of business agility. Yankee Group report "SMB Infrastructure Goes Virtual" (1) states, "As hardware becomes more powerful, virtualization will become a necessity -- even for businesses running a handful of servers."

"VMware has always believed that virtualization is useful for companies of all sizes from the largest enterprise down to SMBs," said Ben Matheson, director of product management for SMBs at VMware. "We believe this new bundle will create an onramp for SMBs to virtualize their environments with a

cost-effective, feature-rich management suite that provides tangible benefits

-- including lower costs and increased responsiveness to business needs."

VMware Inc.