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VMware Enhances Channel Program

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW - News), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center, today announced major enhancements to the VMware VIP Partner Program, which includes nearly 10,000 partners worldwide. The enhancements, effective immediately, help make it easier for partners to quickly establish or expand their virtualization practices and offer their customers increased value through VMware's market-leading virtualization solutions. The enhancements include benefit enhancements for partners participating in the "advantage +" program, additional training options to build their VMware virtualization expertise, and new and improved marketing tools to expand their VMware virtualization opportunities and meet the needs of customers of all sizes.

"VMware is committed to serving the needs of our tens of thousands of customers and partners with exceptional products, services and programs," said Steve Houck, vice president, worldwide channels at VMware. "We have refreshed our partner program to make it easier to do business with us, provide incentives that make partnering with VMware more rewarding, and offer enablement tools and training to make our relationship more supportive. As more and more organizations deploy VMware to virtualize their data centers, we are providing our partners with the programs they need to help develop a strong and viable VMware virtualization business that adds value, accelerates their overall performance and helps them maintain a thriving practice."

VMware Inc.