SOURCE: VMware, Inc.

VMware, Inc.

September 16, 2010 12:54 ET

Google and Salesforce.com Join VMware at World's Largest Spring Technology Conference

Cloud Heavy Hitters Join the Premier Java Event of 2010

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2010) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced today the addition of platinum sponsors Accenture, Google and salesforce,com, gold sponsors Alfresco Software, Azul Systems, Cloudsoft Corporation, EMC and Terracotta, and silver sponsors Chariot Solutions, IntelliGrape and Tasktop at this year's SpringOne 2GX Conference, the sixth annual SpringSource developer conference and the premier Java developer conference of 2010. 

"Salesforce.com is excited to join the Java community at SpringOne 2GX to bring VMforce™ and the Force.com enterprise cloud computing platform to Java developers," said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer at salesforce.com. "Salesforce.com and VMware share a common goal to pave a clear and trusted path for Java developers to quickly build next-generation enterprise apps that are instantly collaborative, mobile and real-time."

"Our cloud portability collaboration with VMware is all about giving enterprise developers more power and more choice. Our combined tools will make it easy to create rich, multi-device web applications and deploy them to any Java-compatible hosting environment," said David Glazer, director for Developer Products at Google. "We're looking forward to demonstrating our joint work to the best and brightest in Java at SpringOne 2GX."

"This year's SpringOne 2GX conference is truly the coming together of the Java industry's largest gathering of thought leaders and supporters," said Rod Johnson, SVP, application platform division at VMware. "This year SpringSource has achieved so many milestones within VMware and through partnerships with companies who are pushing the boundaries of Java to bring enterprise applications into a new era of computing. I'm excited to see what SpringOne 2GX has in store this year."

Salesforce.com and Google will offer their own special tracks with dedicated sessions for enterprise developers. Salesforce.com topics are focused on developing Java applications for VMforce, the power of the Force.com platform and techniques for using advanced cloud services. Google topics cover best practices for using Google Widget Toolkit, Google App Engine for Business and optimizing applications for cloud deployment.

SpringOne will be held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Chicago, Illinois from October 19-22, 2010. For the second consecutive year, SpringOne will join forces with the Groovy/Grails Experience Conference (2GX) for a technical exploration of the Spring ecosystem along with the latest developments in the Groovy and Grails space.

SpringOne 2GX will host a worldwide gathering of developers, representing a community of more than 2.5 million users of SpringSource inspired products. The conference is the ideal place for solution architects, web operations professionals and IT teams to obtain critical skills and knowledge to develop, deploy and manage modern, enterprise business applications.

SpringOne 2GX will feature more than 100 presentations including Rod Johnson, the founder of Spring, general manager of SpringSource and SVP, application platform division, VMware; Adrian Colyer, chief technology officer of SpringSource, VMware; Ben Alex, principal software engineer of SpringSource and creator of Spring Roo, VMware; Graeme Rocher, SpringSource head of Grails development, VMware; and Guillaume Laforge, SpringSource head of Groovy development.

SpringOne 2GX Registration
To register for SpringOne 2GX please visit: http://www.springone2gx.com/conference/chicago/2010/10/register

About SpringOne 2GX
SpringOne 2GX is the largest Spring event in the world. Sponsored by SpringSource, a divison of VMware, Inc. and the company behind Spring, the SpringOne 2GX conference is focused on the use of Spring technologies in enterprise Java, along with related technologies including Apache Tomcat, GemFire, Groovy, Grails, Hyperic, and RabbitMQ. For more information visit: http://www.springone2gx.com/

About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange 2
Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM (http://www.salesforce.com/) applications, more than 800 ISV partner applications like those from CA Technologies, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and 170,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com's 82,400 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel. Force.com also enables developers to make any enterprise app social by leveraging the social collaboration components including profiles, status updates, and real-time feeds available with Chatter.

Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange 2 marketplace http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/, now featuring the ChatterExchange.

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 www.vmware.com

VMware and SpringSource are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Forward-Looking Statements
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