VMware Unveils Server 2

Shares rise 5%.
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stock was rising more than 5% early Tuesday after the virtualization-software seller unveiled VMware Server 2, the next generation version of its virtualization product.

VMware Server 2 enables users to set up new server capacity by partitioning a physical server into multiple virtual machines. The idea is to help businesses make better use of and simplify their information technology assets.

Shares of VMware were up $4.02 at $84.38 in premarket trading.

The company said a beta version of VMware Server 2 for Linux and Windows is available for download from its Web site.