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Groupware Technology Achieves VMware Solution Competency in Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VBCA)

Campbell, CA (June 29, 2012) – Groupware Technology, Inc., a leading information technology solution provider, today announced that it has successfully completed the Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VBCA) solution competency, completing training for Exchange and SQL. This achievement demonstrates that Groupware Technology is committed to helping customers virtualize their IT environments. Further, in achieving this competency, Groupware acknowledges that this distinction and VMware solutions are key accelerators for enabling their growth in the virtualization and cloud markets.

“VMware is pleased to recognize Groupware Technology for achieving the VBCA solution competency. Achieving this competency demonstrates to customers that Groupware is committed to be an expert in helping customers virtualize their IT environments, enabling them to confidently select Groupware as a solution provider capable of delivering VMware solutions to customers on the journey to cloud computing,” said Doug Smith, vice president, global partner strategy and operations, VMware. “We value our partnership with Groupware and we appreciate their efforts in achieving this VMware distinction.”

In addition to the VBCA, Groupware has also earned VMware solution competencies in Infrastructure Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Business Continuity, and Academic Specialization. Mike Thompson, Groupware president and CEO stated, “Our software practice is one of our pillars of strength and our customers look to us to help evaluate tier-1 application virtualization readiness and minimize risk and business impact. The VBCA competency is an important accomplishment in providing the tools and expertise to help customers virtualize their business critical services.”

VMware has established solution competencies as designations of expertise that enable customers to identify partners with the highest level of VMware technical solution knowledge and experience. VMware partners with competencies are able to earn customer credibility by driving deeper into customer engagements, based on knowledge and ability with the following VMware solution competencies:

Infrastructure Virtualization Competency: Recognizes partners for their demonstrated ability to virtualize and consolidate server environments using a VMware virtualization solution

Business Continuity Competency: Recognizes partners for their expertise in deploying VMware solutions for data protection, high availability and disaster recovery

Desktop Virtualization Competency: Recognizes partners for their expertise in deploying VMware solutions for virtualizing desktops and applications

Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VBCA) Competency: Recognizes partners for their demonstrated ability to provide guidance and solutions for virtualizing business-critical applications such as Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Oracle DB and SAP

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Competency: Recognizes partners for their expertise in VMware hybrid cloud solutions and services

Management Competency: Recognizes partners for their ability to help customers simplify and automate the operations of virtual and cloud environments with the VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite

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