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3401 Hillview Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States

Phone: 650-427-5000

Fax: 650-427-5001

application software vendors, including healthcare, telecom, finance and retail market leaders, to deliver value-added products that integrate with its VMware products. VMware Service Providers: The company has established partnerships with approximately 11,500 service providers, including AT&T, Bluelock, Colt, CSC, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Optus, OVH, Rackspace, Sing Tel, Softbank and T-Systems to enable them to host and deliver enterprise-class hybrid clouds as a way for enterprises to extend their datacenters to external clouds, while preserving security, compliance and quality of service. The VMware Technology Alliance Partner program facilitates joint solution creation and coordinated go-to-market activities with the company’s partners. Approximately 4,500 of the used applications from ISVs support the VMware vSphere platform. These applications include business solutions for enterprise resource planning, human resource management, electronic medical records management, financial processing, and middleware, such as application servers and databases. The company’s ISVs and other alliance partners, developers and additional VMware community members have distributed approximately 1,600 software applications as virtual appliances. The company has certified approximately 10,000 servers, storage, I/O and thin-client devices that are VMware Ready. It has tested approximately 600 operating system versions for use with its solutions. Pivotal Software, Inc. (Pivotal) In 2013, the company and EMC each contributed technology, people and programs to form a new venture, Pivotal Inc., a provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. As of December 31, 2013, the company maintained an approximately 28% ownership interest in Pivotal. It also acts as the selling agent of the products and services that the company contributed to Pivotal and provides Pivotal various transition services. Customers The company’s customer deployments range in size from a single virtualized server for small businesses to various virtual machines for its largest enterprise customers. In 2013, its major customers included Arrow Electronics, Inc.; Tech Data Corporation; and Ingram Micro, Inc. Sales and Marketing The company derives the majority of its sales from its indirect sales channel, which includes distributors, resellers, system vendors, and systems integrators. The remainder of its sales is primarily derived from its direct sales force. The company has established ongoing business relationships with its distributors. Its distributors purchase software licenses and software support from the company for resale to end-user customers through resellers. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses totaled $1,082 million in 2013. Seasonality The company’s business is subject to seasonality in the sale of its products and services. Its fourth quarter (year ending December 2013) revenues are affected by various seasonal factors, including fiscal year-end spending trends. Intellectual Property VMware, VMworld, vSphere, vCloud, vCenter, VMware View, vCloud Suite, Horizon Suite, VMware NSX, vSAN, vCloud Hybrid Service, Horizon DaaS, vShield, vSphere Replication, vCenter Operations Management, vCloud Automation Center, vSphere Enterprise Plus, vCloud Director, vCloud Connector, vCloud Networking and Security, vCenter Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Automation Center, Horizon Mirage, VMware Fusion, vMotion, Dynamic Ops, Nicira, Wanova and Virsto are registered trademarks or trademarks of the company in the United States and other jurisdictions. As of December 31, 2013, approximately 400 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office had been granted or assigned to the company. It also has been granted or assigned patents from other countries. These patents cover various aspects of its server virtualization and other technologies. The granted United States patents would expire beginning in 2018, with the last patent expiring in 2032. The company also has various pending United States provisional and non-provisi


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