VMware Completes B-hive Buy

VMware completes acquisition of B-hive Networks; helps Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics virtualize mission-critical apps & reduce IT overhead

July 2, 2008

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc., (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced it has completed the acquisition of B-hive Networks, a privately-held application performance management software company with headquarters in San Mateo, California, and principal R&D facilities in Herzliya, Israel. VMware announced a definitive agreement to acquire B-hive on May 28, 2008. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With this acquisition, VMware will leverage the B-hive team and technology to enhance the VMware portfolio of application and infrastructure management products by offering proactive performance management and service level reporting for applications running within virtual machines. B-hive technology brings insight into the performance of applications and the ability to automate changes using VMwares industry-leading datacenter virtualization and management suite, VMware Infrastructure, to reallocate resources as needed to ensure service level objectives. In addition, with this acquisition, B-hive’s R&D facility and team will form the core of VMware’s new development center in Israel.

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced that Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics (Campbell Clinic), one of the country’s leading centers of orthopaedic teaching and practice, has deployed VMware Infrastructure 3 to virtualize its mission-critical applications and create a flexible, easily administered virtual infrastructure. VMware offers enterprise-class functionality in deployment sizes that fit the needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The Campbell Clinic is one of thousands of SMBs that utilize VMware’s proven and reliable cost-effective solutions to optimize their existing IT investments. VMware provides the scalability and flexibility for customers to buy what they need today and evolve their virtualization solutions as their business needs grow.

When its server infrastructure was due for a technology refresh, Campbell Clinic faced the choice of either replacing its servers entirely with physical boxes, or utilizing a combination of hardware and software to create a virtual infrastructure. Campbell Clinic selected the VMware Infrastructure 3 suite as the best solution for its virtualization needs.“We’re primarily a Microsoft environment and we knew that Windows and Microsoft apps have a proven track record of running on VMware,” said Justin Lauer, IT Manager, Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics. “That made the selection process rather simple — we really didn’t have to spend too much time evaluating different virtualization vendors because VMware is so far ahead of the competition, in terms of the maturity of their product.”

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