VMware growing in Colo., bringing jobs

art Apr 24, 2008

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A fast-growing technology company is expanding in Broomfield, bringing up to 300 jobs in the next couple of years.
Tech company leases Broomfield office space, bringing up to 300 jobs
By Kimberly S. Johnson
The Denver Post
Article Last Updated: 03/14/2008 01:14:44 AM MDT


VMware, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based software company, is in the process of leasing about 50,000 square feet of office space at Interlocken Business Park, according to Broomfield City Council records.

The company is in negotiations with the city over final details, including a tax incentive plan, said Broomfield economic development director Don Dunshee.

VMware currently has employees in Broomfield focused on research and development and technical support.

Julia Austin, the company’s senior director of R&D, wouldn’t specify how many people are employed locally. She did say the company is looking to hire people in the area with storage engineering expertise.

“It’s a growing presence,” she said. “We want to be in the right place for top talent, and we think Colorado is a great place to do so.”

VMware is a public company with a $20 billion market cap and 5,000 employees worldwide. It’s a leader in the virtualization market, developing software that allows companies to use servers to run operating systems and programs on various PCs. It also makes VMware Fusion for Mac users, which allows Windows XP and Vista to run on both Mac and PC platforms.

Virtualization is a hot area in technology, with double-digit growth up to 20 percent, said Andi Mann, research director for the Boulder-based Enterprise Management Associates. “I think it’s excellent for them to come here. They’re a good company with a lot of success behind them,” he said. Kimberly S. Johnson: 303-954-1088 or kjohnson@denverpost.com


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