EMC Corp is a Massachusetts corporation, incorporated in 1979. The Company together with its subsidiaries supports the businesses and service providers to transform information technology (IT) operations to an as a service model (ITaaS). The Company operates in three segments: EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal and VMware Virtual Infrastructure. The Company's information infrastructure provides a foundation for organizations to store, manage, protect, analyze and secure ever-increasing quantities of information, while at the same time improving business agility, lowering cost and increasing competitive advantage. VMware Virtual Infrastructure provides virtualization infrastructure solutions. Pivotal provides application and data infrastructure software, agile development services and data science consulting. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise storage systems and software - including high-end EMC VMAX and mid-tier EMC VNX unified storage and a portfolio of backup products that support enterprise application workloads. The Company's two additional storage families, EMC Isilon and EMC Atmos, are specifically designed to handle vast quantities of unstructured data. EMC supports a broad range of customers, including service providers, around the world - in every industry, in both public and private sectors, and of sizes ranging from the Fortune 500 to small business and individual consumers. The Company markets its products through direct sales and through multiple distribution channels. It has a direct sales presence throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The Company also has agreements in place with many partners, including value-added resellers and distributors, cloud service providers, systems integrators, outsourcers, Independent Software Vendors ("ISVs"), and Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEMs"). The Company competes with many companies in the markets it serve, including companies that offer IT products and services and others that offer specific information storage, protection, security, management and intelligence, data analytics or virtualization products or services.