e resellers are part of its VMware Partner Network (VPN), which offers these resellers sales and product training, pricing incentives, rebates and access to the worldwide network of VMware distributors and the VMware Partner Central Web portal. 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%, 13% and 11%, respectively, of the company’s consolidated revenues in 2014. Competition Microsoft Corporation continues to be a primary competitor for data center virtualization solutions. The company also competes with open source based solutions based on the OpenStack platform, as well as emerging container technologies like Docker and Rocket. Additionally, it competes with Citrix and its collaborations with Microsoft Corporation for EUC solutions. With its entry into network virtualization the company is experiencing additional competition predominantly from Cisco. With the launch of VMware vCloud Air, the company directly competes with infrastructure-as-a-service offerings from Amazon, Microsoft Corporation, Google, IBM and emerging open source efforts. Intellectual Property As of December 31, 2014, approximately 600 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 last patent expiring in 2033. 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 virtualization and other technologies. The company has federal trademark registrations in the United States for VMWARE, VMWORLD, VMWARE FUSION, VSPHERE, VMWARE VCLOUD, VMWARE VIEW, VMOTION, HORIZON, AIRWATCH and various other trademarks. History VMware, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 1998.
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