on that allow users to complement their use of email with rich communication in consumer-grade experiences. Technology Alliances The company has approximately 1,200 technology partners with whom it bring joint offerings to the marketplace and approximately 4,000 active service provider partners. Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs): The company has established relationships with large system vendors, including Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Lenovo and NEC for joint certification and co-development. The company also works closely with AMD, Intel and other IHVs to provide input on product development to enable them to deliver hardware advancements that benefit virtualization users. Independent Software Vendors (ISVs): The company partners with systems management, infrastructure software and 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 4,000 active service providers, including CenturyLink, Claranet, Fujitsu, IBM, KPN, Macquarie, Navisite, Nifty, NTT, OVH, RackForce Networks, Rackspace, Tieto, T-Systems and UOL Diveo to enable them to host and deliver enterprise-class hybrid clouds as a way for enterprises to extend their data centers to external clouds, while preserving security, compliance and quality of service. The company’s Technology Alliance Partner program facilitates joint solution creation and coordinated go-to-market activities with its partners. Approximately 4,500 of the most widely used applications from ISVs support the 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 2,900 software applications as virtual appliances. Sales and Marketing The company has established ongoing business relationships with its distributors. Its distributors purchase software licenses and software support from it for resale to end-user customers through resellers. These resellers are part of the company’s VMware Partner Network (VPN), which offers resellers sales and product training, pricing incentives, rebates and access to the worldwide network of VMware distributors and the VMware Partner Central Web portal. In addition, its channel partner network includes certain systems integrators and resellers trained and certified to deliver consulting services and solutions leveraging VMware products. Customers The company’s customer deployments range in size from a single virtualized server for small businesses to various virtual machines for its major enterprise customers. Arrow Electronics, Inc.; Tech Data Corporation; and Ingram Micro, Inc. accounted for 15%, 12% and 11%, respectively, of the company’s consolidated revenues in 2015. Acquisitions In October 2015, the company acquired Boxer, Inc. to enhance the enterprise mobile management and security solutions. In February 2015, the company acquired Immidio B.V. to expand its workspace environment management solutions within the EUC product group. Research and Development For the year ended December 31, 2015, the company’s research and development expenses totaled $1,300 million. Intellectual Property As of December 31, 2015, approximately 890 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office have been granted or assigned to the company. The company also 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 latest patent expiring in 2034. The company also has various pending United States provisional and non-provisional patent applications, and various pending foreign and international patent applications, that cover other aspects of its virt
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