VMware President and Chief Executive Officer Opens VMworld 2008

Today Paul Maritz, President and Chief Executive Officer of VMware (NYSE: VMW), the virtualization leader, greeted more than 14,000 attendees at VMworld 2008. (Photo: Business Wire)

VMWorld 2008

LAS VEGAS--()--Paul Maritz, President and Chief Executive Officer of VMware (NYSE:VMW), the virtualization leader, today opened VMworld 2008.

VMworld 2008, now in its fifth year, with more than 14,000 attendees and 206 sponsors and exhibitors, is the must-attend event for IT professionals looking for actionable ideas, innovative products and best practices for virtualizing the enterprise from the desktop to the datacenter. Under the theme, "Virtually Anything is Possible," VMworld celebrates what is happening today and what the future of virtualization holds. Keynotes are being given by Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, NetApp, Symantec and VMware. VMworld features more than 285 breakout sessions and hands-on labs, led by VMware and industry professionals, and is being held September 15-18 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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 120,000 customers and nearly 18,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and on the web at www.vmware.com.

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Contacts

VMware Public Relations
Amber Rowland, 650-427-1101
amber@vmware.com

Contacts

VMware Public Relations
Amber Rowland, 650-427-1101
amber@vmware.com