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VMware Momentum Builds

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, continues to gain momentum as customers opt for VMwares industry-leading virtualization and management suite, VMware Infrastructure 3, over the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor.

The Interior Health Authority (IHA) of British Columbia provides healthcare services to more than 750,000 people through a network of 183 hospitals and offices across the southeastern portion of the province. With the volume of electronic data growing by orders of magnitude in recent years, IHA found itself adding as many as 10 hardware servers each week to keep pace with business demands. IHA virtualized its application environment, which is 95 percent Windows-based, on the VMware platform to help the agency gain control over its IT environment by reversing the server sprawl and providing a more efficient way to manage critical applications and data stores.

“We were on an unsustainable trajectory and VMware has enabled us to reign in our infrastructure,” said Kris Jmaeff, information system security specialist, Interior Health Authority. “We can now manage our entire environment centrally, and we are using far less hardware, which means fewer potential headaches and much lower costs. We’ve already avoided buying over 200 physical machines. More importantly, VMware is helping us fulfill our agency’s mission; we have greater control and predictability over application performance and availability, which helps doctors and nurses improve patient care.”

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