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VMware Wins &aposBest of Show&apos at CMP XChange Solution Provider Conference, Along With Three Other XCellence Awards

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, captured four top channel awards, including "Best of Show," at the CMP XChange Solution Provider conference earlier this month. VMware also won top honors for "Best Software Solution," "Best Business Technology Solution" and "Best World Premiere Presentation." The XChange XCellence Awards measured overall business and technology integrator perceptions among conference attendees.

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, captured four top channel awards, including "Best of Show," at the CMP XChange Solution Provider conference earlier this month. VMware also won top honors for "Best Software Solution," "Best Business Technology Solution" and "Best World Premiere Presentation." The XChange XCellence Awards measured overall business and technology integrator perceptions among conference attendees.

"The XChange XCellence Awards winners are selected by top solution providers at each event and honor the vendors with the most exceptional products, programs and technologies," said Nancy Hammervik, vice president, events, Everything Channel. "Congratulations to all of the winning companies. They have demonstrated that they deliver high-quality solutions and have many satisfied business partners."

These honors add to other recent accolades VMware and its channel program have received from CMP readers and conference attendees:

* VMware was recently ranked No. 1 among virtualization vendors by North American Value Added Resellers (VARs) selling or recommending virtualization solutions: http://www.crn.com/it-channel/205601338 * CRN recently named VMware a 2008 Channel Chief: http://www.crn.com/it-channel/206800947?pgno=10 * Last October, VMware Infrastructure, the company's datacenter virtualization and management suite, was named "Best Software Solution" at CMP XChange Technology Innovators 2007: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/cmpchannel2007.html * At CMP XChange 2007 in August, VMware products won awards in four categories: "Best of Show," "Best Software Solution," "Best Business Technology Solution" and "Most Innovative Technology": http://www.cmpxchange.com/awards

Earlier this year VMware announced major enhancements to the VMware VIP Partner Program. The enhancements help make it easier for the company's 10,000 channel partners to quickly establish or expand their virtualization practices and offer their customers increased value through VMware's market-leading virtualization solutions. More information on the VMware VIP Partner Program enhancements is available at: http://www.vmware.com/partners/vip/.

About VMware

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2007 revenues of $1.3 billion, more than 100,000 customers and more than 10,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and on the web at http://www.vmware.com.

VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact: Nick Fuentes VMware Public Relations nfuentes@vmware.com (650) 427-1104 Joy Nestor OutCast Communications for VMware joy@outcastpr.com (415) 392-8282 x771

SOURCE VMware, Inc.

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