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VMware Canada Appoints IT Industry Veteran Eric Gales to Lead Its Canadian Operations

BURLINGTON, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that Eric Gales has joined VMware as Country Manager for its Canadian operations. This newly formed role marks a continued investment and growth strategy for VMware in Canada. Gales will be responsible for helping to drive VMware's products and services into Enterprise- and Commercial-level accounts throughout the country. Gales will be responsible for the management of Canadian sales including technical consulting, professional services and field marketing.

"VMware is building momentum in Canada, and we're excited to have Eric on board to drive our next phase of growth," said Jeff Casale, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Americas, at VMware. "With his extensive leadership and technical experience, we're confident Eric is the right person at the right time to lead the VMware Canada team as they continue to work closely with customers, helping them transform IT and deliver more value to their businesses."

Gales joins VMware Canada with more than two decades of experience in the IT industry. In his most recent role, Gales was the president of Microsoft Canada. Prior to this, Gales was responsible for sales, marketing and services for small and mid-market business for Microsoft Canada. He also held positions in various business areas for Microsoft United Kingdom (UK), including leading the UK Partner Group. During that time he was closely involved in developing the Microsoft Partner Program.

Grant Aitken, VMware Canada's Area Vice President and a critical member of VMware Canada's senior leadership team, will work closely with Gales, focusing his extensive expertise on serving and growing VMware Canada's large enterprise accounts.

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 2011 revenues of US$3.77 billion, VMware has more than 400,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com. VMware Canada is based in Burlington, Ont., and can be found online at http://www.vmware.com/ca.

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