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VMware Manages Desktops

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: EMC), the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced the public beta of VMware ACE 2 Enterprise edition. VMware ACE is a breakthrough product that enables IT desktop managers to create a standard PC environment including operating system, data and applications, wrap it with IT policies to protect the contents, package it into a virtual machine and deploy it to any managed or unmanaged PC endpoint.

The second generation of VMware ACE is designed to deliver the only controlled and easily managed enterprise-class virtualization product for deploying desktops to any PC, providing a rich virtual desktop environment to end users while maintaining the control required by the governing IT organization.

"IT administrators need tighter desktop control and management because they are tasked with supporting increasing numbers of workers who use equipment over which they have no control," said Jerry Chen, director of enterprise desktop platforms and solutions at VMware. "VMware ACE 2 Enterprise edition offers the best of both worlds -- IT administrators can easily manage thousands of users while effectively upholding corporate IT policies, and the end user can be productive with a desktop that has the identical look and feel of an IT-owned PC. It's like handing out a secure, controlled laptop without the cost and hassle of provisioning new hardware."

VMware Inc.