VMware Announces Premier Distributor Agreement with Ingram Micro
Agreement Opens New Doors for VMware
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 25, 2002 — VMware, Inc., the leading provider of virtual computing software for industry-standard computers, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services.
"VMware's virtual computing software products allow our resellers to offer customers a cost-effective solution that spans the enterprise, from the desktop to the data center," said Jodi Honore, vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro North America. "VMware's product line fits in well with Ingram Micro's strategy to give solution providers a wider range of platforms and products to take to market."
Under the agreement, Ingram Micro will distribute VMware GSX Server and VMware Workstation. VMware GSX Server is virtual machine software for server consolidation and software lifecycle management in a wide range of hardware environments. VMware Workstation is virtual machine software used for application compatibility, OS migration, software development and testing, technical support, training, and sales demos. Both products install like an application on top of an existing operating system and then encapsulate new operating systems and their applications in secure, isolated and transportable virtual machines.
"We are pleased to announce that Ingram Micro is now distributing VMware GSX Server and VMware Workstation," said Paul Doscher, executive vice president, worldwide sales, VMware. "VMware customers value our products for their usefulness and cost-saving properties. Ingram Micro will facilitate bringing these benefits to a much expanded set of customers."
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro Inc. is the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services. The company operates in 37 countries with sales of more than $25 billion for the fiscal year 2001. Ingram Micro's global regions provide the distribution of technology products and services, marketing development and supply chain management services to nearly 170,000 technology solution providers and 1,700 manufacturers. The company is focused on maximizing shareowner value and achieving customer satisfaction through innovation in the information technology supply chain. Visit www.ingrammicro.com/corp.
About VMware, Inc.
VMware, Inc. is the leading provider of virtual computing software for industry-standard computers. Through its patent-pending technology, VMware brings virtual computing to distributed systems -- from the desktop to the data center. Enterprise customers use VMware software for server consolidation, workload management and application development, testing and deployment. With more than one million registered users, VMware products include ESX Server, GSX Server and Workstation. VMware was founded in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit www.vmware.com or call 650-475-5000.
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