PALO ALTO, CA – Jul 9, 2014 — / — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that VMware is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for the fifth year in a row.1

According to Gartner, “The x86 server virtualization infrastructure market is the foundation for two extremely important market trends that relate and overlap: infrastructure modernization and cloud computing.”

“Customers of all sizes rely on VMware’s virtualization software at the core of their data centers and as a key building block in their hybrid cloud environments,” said John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, SDDC Suite Business Unit, VMware. “We believe VMware’s placement in the Leader’s Quadrant for five consecutive years highlights the impact our vision, strategy and offerings are having within modern IT environments. Importantly, we continue to innovate and extend virtualization beyond compute to network virtualization and software-defined storage to help our customers dramatically increase IT efficiency, agility and flexibility across data center domains.”

Industry Momentum and Recognition
VMware vSphere®, the underlying platform of vSphere® with Operations Management™ and the VMware vCloud Suite®, is broadly utilized by enterprises, small and midsize businesses (SMBs), hybrid and public cloud service providers, and as a foundation for the growing virtual desktop (VDI) market.

  • VMware’s customer base is more than 500,000 customers worldwide including 100 percent of the Fortune 100.
  • Built on VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ enables organizations to quickly and seamlessly extend their data center into the cloud using the tools and processes they know and rely on.
  • There are now more than 272 VMware vCloud public clouds across 42 countries.
  • More than 4,500 applications are supported on VMware vSphere, including new workloads such as the SAP HANA® platform certified on VMware vSphere 5.5 for production use.

The 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure is available for review at:

Additional Resources

  • Read VMware Director of vSphere Product Marketing Mike Adams’ blog post
  • Learn more about VMware vSphere with Operations Management
  • Connect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

VMware, VMware vSphere and vCloud Hybrid Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements by VMware including, among other things, expectations of future market trends and developments for infrastructure modernization and cloud computing and the expected role of VMware and its virtualization technologies in such trends and developments. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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) adverse changes in general 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 and computing strategies such as cloud computing, (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and desktop computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; and (ix) our ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees. 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 VMware’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that VMware may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure,” by Thomas J. Bittman, Mark A. Margevicius, Philip Dawson, July 2, 2014

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VMware Global Communications

Source: VMware