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VMware, Lenovo Partner in China

BEIJING -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) and Lenovo (SEHK:992) (ADR:LNVGY) today announced an agreement to increase the adoption of VMware virtualization in China. Starting today, Lenovo will sell, distribute and support the VMware Infrastructure 3 platform on Lenovo server systems. This partnership enables businesses and organizations in China to leverage both the performance and scalability of Lenovo servers with VMware virtualization to reduce operating expenses, improve business continuity, strengthen security and reduce their power consumption and carbon footprint.

Virtualized architectures are gaining momentum in China as a better way to run datacenters,” said Diane Greene, president and chief executive officer of VMware. “Through our relationship with Lenovo and its world-class brand, we are making VMware virtualization more broadly available to the Chinese market. With VMware virtualization, Lenovo customers can quickly experience its significant business benefits including reducing operating and capital costs by as much as 50 percent, delivering applications more quickly and reliably in virtual machines, and improving security across the datacenter and on the desktop.”

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