VMware Outlines Corporate Strategy, Innovations Across Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud and End-User Computing

Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:05am EDT

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  NEW YORK, NY, Mar 13 (Marketwire) -- 
At a Strategic Forum for Institutional Investors today, VMware (NYSE:
VMW) CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined the company's strategy, revealing more
details about its plans to deliver the software-defined datacenter,
expand its hybrid cloud offerings and empower the multi-device era. 

    "VMware's vision is to empower people and organizations by radically
simplifying IT through virtualization software," said Gelsinger. "Our
customers are looking to us to help them solve some of the toughest
challenges in IT in simple and elegant ways thereby delivering new levels
of efficiency, control and agility. To do this, we will continue to
introduce new innovations and offerings that will empower IT as a broker
of services that drive speed of business and competitive advantage." 

    In 2013, VMware will execute against three growth priorities: 

    Redefining Infrastructure: The Software-Defined Data Center 
 Through the
software-defined data center VMware will extend the benefits of
virtualization to all areas of the data center -- network, security,
storage and management. Today, the company revealed its intentions to
merge the VMware vCloud Networking and Security(TM) product line with the
Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) into a single product family
based on a common technology foundation, to be named VMware NSX. 

    Expected to launch in the second half of 2013, VMware NSX will represent
the full potential of network virtualization by working across VMware and
non-VMware hypervisors and cloud management systems, as well as any
underlying networking hardware. Additionally, VMware NSX will provide an
open framework for the integration of ecosystem services for networking
and security. By virtualizing the network, VMware NSX will allow
customers to accelerate application deployment, lower both capital and
operational costs and transform network operations in a non-disruptive
manner (read the blog). 

    Delivering the Hybrid Cloud
 Today VMware announced its plans to extend
the software-defined data center with a hybrid cloud service offering
that will allow its 480,000 customers to reap the benefits of the public
cloud without changing their existing applications while using a common
management, orchestration, networking and security model. 

    VMware expects to launch VMware vCloud(R) Hybrid Service(TM) later this
year and intends to make it available through its existing channel,
working with its extensive partner ecosystem to accelerate customers'
journey to the cloud. VMware has created a new Hybrid Cloud Services
business unit, appointing cloud services veteran Bill Fathers as senior
vice president and general manager (Read the press release). 

    Empowering the Multi-Device Era
 At today's event, VMware demonstrated
how it is helping customers connect end-users to their data, applications
and desktops with the newly released VMware Horizon(TM) Suite. A
comprehensive platform for workforce mobility, the VMware Horizon Suite
uses virtualization to transform silos of data, applications and desktops
into centralized IT services that can be easily provisioned, managed and
delivered to end-users on the devices of their choice. Introduced in
February 2013, the VMware Horizon Suite is empowering VMware customers to
meet the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce without sacrificing
control and security.

    EMC Corporation and VMware, Inc. are holding their 2013 Strategic Forum
for Institutional Investors on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 beginning at
8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The live video webcast and agenda for the day is
available on EMC's and VMware's Investor Relations websites at:
http://www.emc.com/ir and http://ir.vmware.com, respectively. The webcast
replay of the event will be available on the above websites within 24
hours following the event.

    Additional Resources

--  Read the Blog: "VMware NSX Network Virtualization"
--  Connect with VMware via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn


About VMware
 VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud
Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build,
deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is
evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of
$4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 customers and 55,000
partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices
throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

    VMware, VMware vCloud, vCloud Networking and Security and vCloud Hybrid
Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the
United States and other jurisdictions.

    Forward-Looking Statements
 This press release contains forward-looking
statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware's
strategic plans, the introduction by VMware of new innovations and
offerings including VMware NSX and the vCloud Hybrid Services, their
projected availability and their expected features and benefits for
VMware customers. These forward-looking statements are subject to the
safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk
factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general
economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in consumer or
information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but
not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new
competitors into the virtualization market, and new product and marketing
initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers' ability to develop,
and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as
hybrid cloud services, mobile device virtualization platforms and the
software defined data center; (v) rapid technological and market changes
in virtualization software and platforms for cloud computing; and mobile
devices; (vi) changes to product development timelines; (vii) our ability
to protect our proprietary technology; (viii) our ability to attract and
retain highly qualified employees; and (ix) the successful integration of
acquired companies and assets into VMware. These forward-looking
statements are based on current expectations and are subject to
uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as
well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and
Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to
time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware
assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any
such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.


Joan Stone
VMware Global Communications

Ulysses King
The OutCast Agency for VMware

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