PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) -  VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, has been recognized by IDG's InfoWorld 2010 Bossie Awards for Springsource® Hyperic's excellence in managing Web infrastructures. As part of VMware's vFabricCloud Application Platform, Hyperic is honored by the InfoWorld Test Center as one of the industry's best open source performance management applications in the network software category. "Our dedication to the open source community is what led us to develop Hyperic into what it is today: a robust application monitoring and performance management platform that works well in physical, virtual and cloud environments," said Al Sargent, senior product marketing manager at VMware. "Being recognized as the best by InfoWorld for these efforts is a testament to our commitment to developing a product that sets the standard for web application management. We focus on what is important to our customers -- a monitoring system that quickly gives organizations complete visibility into the performance of its Web applications to ensure they are fast, reliable and dependable at all times."

About Hyperic
Hyperic offers both open source and enterprise versions of its application performance monitoring. The latest release enables proactive performance management through transparent visibility into modern applications. By providing continuous visibility and control across all layers of application infrastructure, Hyperic alerts system administrators as soon as problems occur and provides the information to resolve them quickly, enabling reduced application downtime and improved performance.

About InfoWorld BOSSIE Award
Companies around the world rely on technology to enable and enhance their business operations and deliver on their business strategies. The InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognize each year the best business-oriented open source software products.

The entire InfoWorld BOSSIE slideshow for networking software, which includes Hyperic, can be found here.

About VMware
VMware 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 2009 revenues of $2 billion, more than 190,000 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

VMware, VMware vFabric, VMware vSphere and VMware Hyperic 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.

Contact Information:

Andrea Ragni
OutCast Communications
(415) 345-4766

Charlie Purdom
SpringSource, a division of VMware
(415) 957-3512