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Cloud Computing VMware vSphere 4™ Surpasses 500,000 Downloads

October 22, 2009 by  

Hosting Tools PALO ALTO, Calif. – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced accelerated momentum for VMware vSphereTM 4, with more than 500,000 customer downloads since being made generally available on May 21, 2009. This pace has rapidly increased to an average rate of more than 3,660 downloads per day. VMware vSphere is the world’s leading virtualization platform, delivering customers unmatched business agility, cost savings; and efficiency required to run business critical applications; along with uncompromised control over application service levels. The award winning VMware vSphere platform is broadly recognized as the foundation for a pragmatic path to Cloud Computing.

“As customers continue to leverage virtualization for business critical applications, what becomes paramount is not just virtualizing server resources but also improving availability, security and scalability for applications,” said Raghu Raghuram, VP and general manager of VMware’s server business unit. “VMware vSphere is a proven platform that has consistently delivered optimal performance, security and cost savings to businesses of all sizes.”

Unmatched Customer Benefit Through VMware vSphere
Proven customer results in efficiency, control and flexibility are driving the momentum behind VMware vSphere. VMware customers consistently report significant cost savings, including reduction in capital expenditures (CapEx) by up to 60 percent and average reduction in operating costs (OpEx) of 33 percent when comparing their VMware environment to a physical environment. With industry-leading performance and scalability, VMware vSphere extends these benefits to 100 percent of applications while delivering twice the consolidation ratio of competitive offerings.

Only VMware vSphere delivers these results through a comprehensive set of capabilities for virtualizing, pooling and dynamic load balancing of servers, storage, and networks. VMware vMotion™ was the starting point, enabling seamless virtual machine migration with zero downtime. With 70 percent of VMware customers indicating production deployment of vMotion™, VMware estimates that vMotion™ has driven nearly 350 million live migrations from its introduction through 2008, providing an estimated $459 million in IT administration savings.

VMware vSphere has built upon the VMware vMotion success, adding capabilities to provide higher service levels to applications at lower cost and administrative overhead, enabling customers to more fully embrace virtualization for business critical applications such e-mail, database, ERP, and CRM systems. VMware Storage vMotion and VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch enable customers to extend mobility to their storage and network while VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware Distributed Power Management simplify management and layering on policy driven automation. These automation tools have delivered for some customers a 47 percent improvement in application performance and a 20 percent reduction in power consumption. VMware High Availability and VMware Fault Tolerance bring unmatched resiliency for service level guarantees, while VMware vShield Zones adds the ability to manage logical security policies that are tied to applications and not devices. Customers deploying VMware vSphere 4 will be able to quickly take advantage of these capabilities and more, enabling the delivery of efficient, flexible and reliable IT as a service.

About VMware
VMware delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualization that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2008 revenues of $1.9 billion, more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs.

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