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VMware, Inc.,
the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through
the
data center and to the cloud, and EMC Corporation– the
world
leader in information infrastructure solutions — today announced that
the
two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for VMware to
acquire certain software products and expertise from EMC’s Ionix IT
management business, including solutions aimed at delivering improved
management and deployment of servers and applications in a virtualized
data
center.

"Customers are increasingly leveraging virtualization as the foundation
for
modern IT architectures and their path to Cloud Computing," said Paul
Maritz, president and chief executive officer, VMware. "Essential to
this
evolution is the ability to provide visibility and compliance from
virtualized applications down to the underlying physical infrastructure.
The acquisition of these Ionix products and expertise promises to
further
establish VMware vCenter as the next generation management platform for
private cloud infrastructures."

The all-cash transaction of up to $200 million is expected to close in
the
second calendar quarter of 2010, and is not expected to have a material
impact on either EMC’s or VMware’s previous expectations for 2010.

Under the terms of the agreement, VMware will acquire all technology and
intellectual property of FastScale, Application Discovery Manager,
Server
Configuration Manager and Service Manager and will maintain engineering,
marketing, sales and support operations in the United States, Europe,
Israel, India and Australia. As part of the agreement, EMC will retain
the
Ionix brand and have full reseller rights to continue to offer customers
the products acquired by VMware.

"EMC Ionix has focused on helping customers simplify and automate IT
management in order to accelerate their journey to the private cloud,"
said
Pat Gelsinger, President and COO, Information Infrastructure Products,
EMC
Corporation. "The storage and network infrastructure is a critical
building block for realizing the benefits of a private cloud. EMC will
continue to focus on ground-breaking Ionix management capabilities for
the
information infrastructure — including network, storage, and Vblock
solutions. By focusing EMC efforts on these areas and partnering with
VMware to advance their vCenter management strategy, we can jointly help
our mutual customers more rapidly realize the full benefits of cloud
computing."

The acquired EMC products and expertise will complement existing VMware
development efforts and expand the VMware vCenter product family with
capabilities to meet stringent compliance standards in a dynamic
virtualized environment. This new capability will provide a holistic
view
of configuration compliance of complete IT services from underlying
physical assets to applications. VMware plans to further optimize the
acquired products for dynamic, VMware vSphere-based cloud
infrastructure,
to deliver unparalleled visibility, control and simplicity of enterprise
IT
management.

The VMware vCenter product family will continue to focus on reducing the
operational burden and cost of IT management while protecting customers’
investments in existing management solutions. VMware will continue to
work
closely with key management partners, including EMC, to provide
integrated
solutions and interoperability between the entire VMware vCenter product
family and management partner solutions in support of heterogeneous
environments.

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