“We’re delighted to team with VMware in developing these solutions. The big winners will be our clients, as these new offerings provide the dual benefits of increasing IT efficiencies while also providing an opportunity for reducing IT operating costs,” said Rockwell Bonecutter, head of global alliance channels, Accenture. “What’s more, businesses often struggle to become more agile and responsive to the needs of the marketplace. These new solutions will help achieve those goals.”

“VMware and Accenture share a common vision for enabling our customers to modernize their datacenters and leverage the significant benefits of cloud computing,” said Scott Aronson, senior vice president, global channels and alliances, VMware “These new solutions will help customers take a pragmatic, step-by-step approach to IT as a Service.”

About VMware

VMware (NYSE:VMW) delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere® – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 250,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

VMware, VMware vFabric, VMware vSphere and VMworld are registered trademarks and/or trademarks 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. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 223,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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