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PRNewswire: Google Deploys VMware Software

Mar 13, 2000, 20:47 (0 Talkback[s])

"VMware, Inc. today announced that Google, Inc., one of the fastest growing search destination sites on the World Wide Web, has decided to deploy VMware software to develop for multi-platform environments and to access applications on multiple operating systems."

"VMware's desktop software... enables a single computer to run multiple operating systems concurrently..."

"... Google's team needs to develop and test its Web site across a wide range of platforms and browsers..."

"Before deploying VMware's software, Google developers had to use a bank of test computers, each dedicated to running a specific operating system and browser combination. Google then installed VMware and configured virtual machines with the same operating system and browser combinations as the bank of test computers had. Since multiple virtual machines can run on one machine, Google developers were able to perform the same tests as before without ever having to leave their desks."

"Google also uses VMware to access both the Linux and Windows applications they need. According to Google co-founder and president, Sergey Brin, "Working at a hot Internet start-up today, access to both Linux and Windows is a must, since there are hundreds of great applications and tools for both. VMware lets me use both Windows and Linux on one computer at the same time.""

Press release.