Software maker VMware Inc
The results surprised some investors who were concerned that VMware might miss forecasts after recent disappointments by rivals Oracle Corp
VMware beat the numbers and they beat them in a very challenging environment, said Trip Chowdhry, analyst with Global Equities Research.
A division of storage giant EMC Corp
Revenue rose 27 percent from a year ago to $1.06 billion, compared with the analyst forecast of $1.05 billion.
VMware forecast that full-year revenue will rise to between $4.48 billion and $4.6 billion, compared with the average analyst estimate of $4.5 billion.
The company's shares were quoted at $90.39 in after-hours trading, up 5.1 percent from their New York Stock Exchange close of $86.
(Reporting By Jim Finkle; Editing by Bernard Orr)