Majority owned by EMC, VMware provides virtualization software -- desktop software for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, and enterprise software hypervisors for servers.
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VMware CFO Jonathan Chadwick said "we are seeing strong customer demand for new solutions such as the software-defined data center" and that the prospects for the rest of the year are strong.
The news, outlined at VMworld Europe, comes as many virtualization players are moving to support mobile devices a they do desktops and laptops.
Flash-virtualisation firm PernixData unveils its European ambitions and creates an online community to interest IT pros in its software.
Toshiba is partnering with Citrix and VMware to offer a cloud-based virtual desktop service to enterprises in the forth quarter.
Sanjay Mirchandani has been chosen to succeed Andrew Dutton to head up VMware's Asia-Pacific and Japan operations.
VMware's desktop virtualization software is aiming to roll with Windows 8.1 and Apple's OS X Mavericks. Workstation follows suit.
Actions of U.S. government impact the way Asian countries look at U.S. technology companies like VMware, making it tough for them to do business in these fast-growing markets, says CEO Pat Gelsinger.
Having seen the benefits from server virtualization, enterprises are now asking for virtualization to move into networking and storage, says VMware's Asia-Pacific head.
VMware extends the software-defined concept to enterprise storage, touting its Virtual SAN offering as a new way of using servers to provide storage services.
Is the data center dead, or long live data center? Those are the sentiments being debated among developers and executives alike at VMworld 2013 this week.
VMware has partnered with Cisco's biggest rivals to spread its NSX virtualized networking platform around data centers.
Supporting "next-generation" apps (specifically those built using open source tech) is already one of the predominant themes at VMworld 2013 this year.
Software-defined data centers is the hot topic of the week at VMworld this year.
UPDATED: The buzz around software-defined data centers is still cloudy (so to speak) for some, but it defines VMware's game plan for the near future.
Tony Scott resigned as Microsoft's CIO in May. Now he's filling the same position at VMware. So we can strike his name off the Microsoft CEO replacement list, yes?