|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Industry:||Software - Infrastructure|
|VMWare, Inc., was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1998. It is a provider of virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center. The Company provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions utilized by businesses to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume information technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. Its virtualization solutions reflect a pioneering approach to computing that separates application software from the underlying hardware to achieve significant improvements in efficiency, agility, availability, flexibility and manageability. Its solutions are based upon its core virtualization technology and are organized into three main product groups: Cloud Infrastructure and Management; Cloud Application Platform; and End-User Computing. Cloud Infrastructure and Management Products and Technology includes VMware vSphere, which is its flagship data center platform. Other components of its various VMware vSphere offerings include key capabilities such as: vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion enables the live migration of actively running virtual machines across servers or storage locations without disruption or downtime. vSphere High Availability enables cost-effective high availability for all applications against hardware and operating system failures. vSphere Storage DRS automatically manages the placement and balancing of a virtual machine across storage resources. vSphere vNetwork Distributed Switch enables centralized point of control for cluster-level networking. VMware Cloud Application Platform solutions help organizations build, run and manage enterprise applications in public, private or hybrid clouds optimized for vSphere. Its Cloud Application Platform provides open source application frameworks, application run-time and data management solutions and an open platform as a service, or PaaS. Its End-User Computing solutions provide the ability to manage software as a service (‘SaaS’), Windows, Mobile or enterprise applications. Additional VMware offerings are designed to enhance seamless communication and collaboration between end users. It works with more than 2,100 technology partners, including server, microprocessor, storage, networking, software and security vendors. It derives a majority of its revenues from its large indirect sales channel, which includes distributors, resellers, system vendors and systems integrators. It competes with large and small vendors in different segments of the cloud computing, end-user computing and virtualization markets. Its main competitors include Microsoft and Citrix.|
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