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VMware Go(TM) Provides SMBs With Free & Easy On-Ramp to Virtualization

New VMware Go Features Further Eliminate Skill Barrier for Getting Started With Virtualization

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/30/10 -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, announced today new features of VMware Go, a web-based service that provides small and medium businesses (SMBs) with an easy on-ramp to virtualizing their applications by automating the installation and configuration of the industry-leading hypervisor, VMware ESXi. With VMware Go, SMBs can not only easily virtualize servers and create new virtual machines (VM), but customers that have created VMs on VMware Server can now move to the more scalable ESXi platform without losing the investment they've made in creating and fine tuning VMs.

Another new feature of VMware Go is Collective Intelligence, which helps guide a customer's virtualization experience by aggregating user data to show virtualization best practices. With Collective Intelligence, users can view what other users have done in each stage of the virtualization process so they can be more confident they are making the right virtualization decisions. Additionally, users can view reports and dashboards with such information as the average number of VMs users are creating per ESXi server, the top five hardware types on which the community is running ESXi, or the top five virtual appliances that have been downloaded from VMware Go.

"With the new features of VMware Go, we're providing the easiest on-ramp to virtualization for SMBs -- at no cost," said Manoj Jayadevan, director of emerging business and products at VMware. "Along with the ability to seamlessly migrate VMs from VMware Server to ESXi, the new Collective Intelligence guide for VMware Go makes it easier than ever to quickly realize the full benefits of ESXi and enable SMBs to maximize limited IT resources in just hours or days."

Trevor Hart, vice president of marketing at Limos.com, was able to save thousands of dollars by creating VMs on VMware ESXi himself, without the help of an IT expert. "Limos.com is a small startup with limited staff. We chose to virtualize because we needed to run a number of server OS's, preferring to segment each business function into its own server," said Hart. "VMware Go got us up and running in days rather than weeks. We chose virtualization over separate physical machines to save both money and time spent, not to mention minimizing any compatibility issues."

"Our company had a unique scenario in which all of our infrastructure was based in the cloud and the mission was to set-up a fully virtualized IT environment with just one physical server," said Daniel de Sybel, director of technology and operations at Infectious Media. "With VMware Go, we were able to rapidly deploy VMs on the physical server, increasing our IT capabilities while keeping capital expenditures very low. Our next step is to deploy another physical server to ensure high availability and optimal disaster recovery in the event of an application or server failure."

VMware Go™ Dramatically Simplifies and Accelerates Virtualization in Three Simple Steps:

1. Initial ESXi server setup

  • Unique web-browser interface, intuitive wizard set-up, and collective intelligence guides accelerate installation and setup process.
  • Built in hardware compatibility check automates the process of selecting physical server environments.
  • Migrate VMware Server virtual machines to ESXi in an automated fashion.

2. Virtual machine creation

  • Leverage existing physical server configuration, install a prebuilt virtual appliance, or start with a new, clean virtual machine.

3. Manage ESXi servers and virtual machines

  • Basic management interface simplifies changes to a virtual environment.
  • Monitor virtual machines for basic performance and resource utilization.
  • Patch scan and remediation for ESXi.
  • Scan and update virtual machines from a central console.

VMware Go™ was developed in partnership with Shavlik Technologies, a member of VMware's Technology Alliance Partner Program. For further information about VMware Go™, please visit http://www.vmwarego.com/

About VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW) 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 2009 revenues of $2 billion, more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

John O'Brien
OutCast Communications for VMware
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