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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced Wednesday a series of technology collaborations with Google to deliver solutions that make enterprise software developers more efficient at building, deploying and managing applications within any cloud environment.

Announced onstage at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco by Paul Maritz, president and CEO of VMware, the two companies will bring together technologies and expertise to help accelerate enterprise adoption of cloud computing.

"Companies are actively looking to move toward cloud computing. They are certainly attracted by the economic advantages associated with cloud, but increasingly are focused on the business agility and innovation promised by cloud computing," said Maritz.

VMware and Google are collaborating on multiple fronts. These projects will enable Java developers to build rich Web applications, use Google and VMware performance tools on cloud apps, and deployments of Spring Java applications on Google App Engine.

Developers are looking for faster ways to build and run great web applications, and businesses want platforms that are open and flexible," said Vic Gundotra, Google vice president of developer platforms. "By working with VMware to bring cloud portability to the enterprise, we are making it easy for developers to deploy rich Java applications in the environments of their choice."

In other announcements from the conference, the Chrome Web Store is another push to encourage developers to build software that runs online.

Sundar Pichai, Google vice president of product management, told the Wall Street Journal that any developer will be able to build software for the store using standard Web technologies. The store will be live later this year.

Google also said Wednesday that Google Wave, its online collaboration service which has been in the testing phase for the last year or so, is now available to the public.