VMware Delivers VMware vSphere™ 4, A Quantum Leap Forward
VMware vSphere 4 to Help Customers Transform IT into a Dynamic, Flexible Service, While Dramatically Lowering Costs
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 20, 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced the general availability of VMware vSphere™ 4, delivered ahead of schedule and with the support of an extensive partner ecosystem and customers around the globe.
“With VMware vSphere 4, we are once again raising the bar significantly for businesses that desire to dramatically improve IT performance,” said Raghu Raghuram, vice president and general manager, server business unit, VMware. “The cost savings associated with virtualization are undeniable, and as more customers standardize on VMware to drive 100 percent virtualization, they are realizing the additional benefits that our solutions deliver, including increased flexibility and agility.”
VMware vSphere 4 extends the previous generation VMware platform – VMware Infrastructure 3 – along three dimensions: it delivers the efficiencyand performance required to run business critical applications in large scale environments, it provides uncompromised control over application security and service levels, and it preserves customer choice of hardware, OS, application architecture and on-premise vs. off-premise application hosting.
VMware vSphere 4 enables transformative capital and operational expenditure cost savings over and above what was previously achievable, including 30 percent increase in consolidation ratios, 50 percent storage savings, and 20 percent additional power savings. With VMware vSphere 4, even the most resource intensive business critical applications will benefit from the built-in service level assurance capabilities for availability, security and scalability.
Customers are already harnessing VMware vSphere 4 to bring the benefits of cloud computing to their datacenters, creating a practical approach to their own private clouds – cloud computing infrastructures that span internal IT with external cloud service providers.
“VMware vSphere 4 is the core of our cloud computing initiative because it gives us the cost savings and scalability benefits of cloud computing, with the choice to deploy any application or OS without getting locked into any particular architecture,” said Christopher Rence, CIO, FICO.
For more information on how customers such as Alstom, Campbell Clinic, Defense Contract Management Agency, FICO, Harley Davidson Motor Company and Melbourne IT are using the VMware vSphere 4 platform, please visit: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vsphere-customers.html.
Upgrade, Pricing and Promotion:
VMware vSphere 4 is available in six editions meeting the requirements, use cases and budgets of customers of all sizes from small businesses to the largest enterprises and government organizations. Prices start at $166 per processor for all in one virtualization solutions for small businesses and go up to VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus priced at $3,495 per processor delivering features to transform the datacenter into an internal private cloud.
For more information on VMware vSphere 4, including feature and function information, customer endorsement and partner support, please visit: http://www.vmware.com/go/vSphere.
For more information on VMware vSphere 4 pricing, please visit: http://www.vmware.com/go/vSphere/buy.
For more information on the upgrade process to VMware vSphere 4, please visit: http://www.vmware.com/go/vsphere-upgrade-center.
For a guided evaluation of VMware vSphere 4 with access to product demos and evaluation guides, both new and existing customers can visit the VMware vSphere Evaluation Center: http://www.vmware.com/go/EvaluatevSphere.
For more information on VMware vSphere Consulting and Education Services, please visit:
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter—bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. Customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2008 revenues of $1.9 billion , more than 130,000 customers and more than 24,000 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). For more information, visit www.vmware.com.
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Statements made in this press release which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to, expectations for customer utilization and adoption of our virtualization products. 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) the duration and deepening of negative 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, (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology initiatives; and (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software; (vii) changes to product development timelines. 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.