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VMware Acquires Dunes

SAN FRANCISCO -- VMware, Inc., the
virtualization leader, today announced it has acquired Dunes Technologies, a
company that provides IT process orchestration software for virtual
environments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement was
made at VMworld 2007.

"As customers move toward large-scale virtual infrastructure deployments,
they need solutions that allow them to maintain control over a growing number
of virtual machines," said Raghu Raghuram, vice president of products and
solutions at VMware. "Dunes has developed a powerful orchestration platform
that will allow us to automate the entire virtual machine lifecycle from
requisition to de-commissioning, while complementing existing VMware
management and automation solutions such as VMware Lab Manager and the
recently announced VMware Virtual Desktop Manager."

"We are pleased to be joining with VMware," said Stefan Hochuli Paychere,
co-founder and CTO of Dunes. "As organizations continue to standardize on
virtual infrastructure, they must have automation solutions that increase the
efficiency of its management. With our products, VMware customers will be
able to implement best practice operational processes for virtual
infrastructure and ensure strict compliance with corporate IT standards and

VMware Inc.