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EMC to Acquire VMware, Advancing Convergence of Server and Storage Virtualization


Hopkinton, Mass., and Palo Alto, Calif.- Monday, December 15, 2003

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information storage and management, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Palo Alto-based VMware, Inc., a rapidly growing, privately held software company and the world leader in Intel-based virtual computing software, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $635 million. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed early in the first quarter of 2004.

The acquisition of VMware will play a key role in EMC's strategy to help customers lower their costs and simplify their operations by deploying virtualization technologies across their heterogeneous IT infrastructure to create a single pool of available storage and computing resources. This "Virtual Information Infrastructure" will enable organizations to dynamically configure and reconfigure their compute and storage environments with no downtime as their business needs change. EMC expects VMware's leadership in server virtualization, together with EMC's innovation in storage virtualization, will serve as a strong foundation for next-generation information lifecycle management solutions.

VMware's technology enables multiple operating systems — including Microsoft Windows, Linux and NetWare — to run simultaneously and independently on the same Intel-based server or workstation and dynamically move live applications across systems with no business disruption. These "virtual machines" integrate seamlessly into existing physical infrastructures and management frameworks, allowing users to see resources as if they were dedicated to them, while administrators manage and optimize those resources globally across the enterprise.

Joe Tucci, EMC President and CEO, said, "Customers want help simplifying the management of their IT infrastructures. This is more than a storage challenge. Until now, server and storage virtualization have existed as disparate entities. Today, EMC is accelerating the convergence of these two worlds."

"We've been working with the talented VMware team for some time now," Tucci continued, "and we understand why they are considered one of the hottest technology companies anywhere. With the resources and commitment of EMC behind VMware's leading server virtualization technologies and the partnerships that help bring these technologies to market, we look forward to a prosperous future together."

Diane Greene, VMware President and CEO, said, "This combination is a natural fit. Beyond the obvious product synergies, EMC's leadership in advancing open standards and its relationships with the leading IT players will foster ongoing innovation and industry-wide cooperation. VMware will continue its deep relationships with the world's leading server and storage vendors as well as ISVs and systems management providers to jointly develop useful innovation for our customers."

VMware software is used today by thousands of companies worldwide to consolidate underutilized servers, reduce server-provisioning time from weeks to tens of seconds, dynamically move application workloads across servers and workstations without service interruption, and eliminate downtime for hardware maintenance, deployment, or migration.

Upon completion of the acquisition, EMC expects to take a charge of approximately $15 to $20 million in the first quarter of 2004 for the value of VMware's in-process research and development costs and other integration expenses. Including the aforementioned charges, the transaction is expected to be dilutive in the first quarter of 2004 by $0.01 per diluted share and is not expected to impact EPS for the full 2004 fiscal year. EMC expects the addition of VMware to be accretive to EPS by $0.01 in fiscal year 2005.

Upon completion of the acquisition, EMC plans to operate VMware as a software subsidiary of EMC, headquartered in Palo Alto and led by Diane Greene, VMware's current President and CEO. VMware will remain focused on developing, selling and servicing VMware's products and solutions.

EMC President and CEO Joe Tucci, VMware President and CEO Diane Greene, and EMC Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Teuber will discuss the acquisition on a conference call for financial analysts, investors and the news media at 5:00 p.m. EST, today. The call will be webcast with supporting slides at http://www.emc.com/IR_Tech_presentation.

About VMware

VMware is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for Intel-based systems. The world's largest companies use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands. VMware is based in Palo Alto, California, and conducts business in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.vmware.com.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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VMware to Expand Desktop Virtualization Solution with Acquisition of Thinstall


ThinstallÂ’s Best-of-Breed, Agentless Application Virtualization to Join VMwareÂ’s Desktop Portfolio; VMware Also Acquires Virtualization Services Assets from Foedus

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 15, 2008 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the virtualization software leader, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thinstall, a privately-held application virtualization software company headquartered in San Francisco. VMware is acquiring Thinstall to expand its desktop virtualization capabilities which help customers better provision, deploy and update desktop environments. The terms of the acquisition, which is expected to be completed in the current fiscal quarter, subject to customary closing conditions, were not disclosed.

“Delivering software applications to an organization’s workforce is the single largest cost of desktop administration today,” said Jeff Jennings, vice president of desktop products and solutions at VMware. “Thinstall’s third generation solution offers the best technological approach in the market for application virtualization, providing faster, easier and more secure delivery of software applications to desktop-based workforces. The addition of Thinstall to our desktop virtualization portfolio will help us to better deliver cost-effective and more flexible tools for quickly and securely provisioning desktops.”

Thinstall decouples applications from underlying operating systems, improving isolation and portability for applications across desktop environments. ThinstallÂ’s unique, agentless approach to application virtualization enables the rapid, secure and cost effective delivery of software applications to desktops. Agentless application virtualization, pioneered by Thinstall, requires no pre-installed software on physical or virtual PCÂ’s and no new deployment infrastructure or management tools. ThinstallÂ’s architecture integrates into existing application management systems to deliver virtualized applications across a variety of operating system versions (NT, 2000, XP, Vista) and enables applications to move with users as needed. Thinstall significantly decreases the time to value of a software application and reduces the overhead of costly integrations. For example, a large federal agency turned to Thinstall to completely eliminate software installation conflicts that previously ran as high as 20%. The same customer used Thinstall to cut regression testing by 70% as applications no longer had to be tested in every environment or with every other application.

Founded in 1999, Thinstall is used by more than 600 customers in government and commercial industries. Thinstall customers have deployed thousands of virtualized applications to over a million desktops around the world. For more information about Thinstall please visit www.vmware.com/go/Thinstall.

“We are pleased to be joining VMware, the industry leader in virtualization,” said Henrik Rosendahl, CEO at Thinstall. “As organizations continue to standardize on virtualization infrastructure, they are looking to extend the benefits of server virtualization to the desktop. With Thinstall products, VMware customers will be able to reduce virtual desktop deployment time, improve agility and increase administrative flexibility.”

VMware Acquires Assets from Foedus

VMware also disclosed its acquisition of services-related assets from Foedus, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based provider of virtualization technologies and services. VMware intends to leverage FoedusÂ’s application and desktop virtualization services expertise to help VMware partners expand their virtualization services business. FoedusÂ’s remaining assets, including the companyÂ’s sales and marketing organizations, were acquired earlier this month by GreenPages Technology, a national, consultative IT solutions provider and VMware Authorized Consultant (VAC) partner.

About VMware, Inc.

VMware (NYSE:VMW) is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. Organizations of all sizes use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands. VMware is based in Palo Alto, California and majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC). For more information, visit www.vmware.com.

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VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding expected performance of VMware following completion of the acquisition of THINSTALL and FOEDUS and timing of the completion of the THINSTALL acquisition, including statements related to the anticipated benefits of the acquisitions with respect to VMware's capabilities and ability to deliver cost-effective flexible processes and help customers achieve their objectives. Statements regarding future events are based on the parties' current expectations and are necessarily subject to associated risks related to, among other things, the satisfactory of customary closing conditions and the ability of VMware to successfully integrate THINSTALLÂ’s technologies and operations and FOEDUSÂ’s assets and to achieve expected benefits. Actual results may differ from those anticipate in the forward-looking statements. For information regarding other related risks, please see the "Risk Factors" section of VMware's filings with the SEC, including its most recent filings on Form S-1 and Form 10-Q

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Windows 8 on VMWare

I downloaded the Windows 8 consumer preview on my VMware machine but I'm not too sure what to do with it. I can't set up my mail through exchange, can't get the skydrive feature. What types of things should I be doing with it?

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What a lucky treat for you and me. I am bloggin twice today. It is 6 pm cst time, and i am still doing server maitnace.  The good thing is I got our Kerio Control server up to date  to version 7.3.  It was easy to update the Kerio server.   now I am the process of doing some database clean up on our main databes server.  IT is kinds of scary.

Well we have been working with VMware and Dell EQL we got the SRM pieace working.

I hope it works liek we think it is going to work

Does any one have VMware and Dell EQL useing SRM  working? and hor how long?


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4.11.2012- the week so far

WOW what a week! On Monday I spent most of the day on the phone with VMware trying to get SRM to work properly, still waiting for that to work. On Tuesday we had our wireless internet fail so spent most of the day on the phone with Clear trying figure that out.  today is Wednesday hopefully i can get some real work done today.  but we will see.

I need to set up a VPN tunnel for IR to be able to remote in to our system to install IR5 for testing.  We use Fire Pass as our VPN.  Now I need to go read the Manuel to figure out how it all works.

 That has been my week so far in a nut shell.


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