VMWare Inc was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 1998. The Company provides virtualization infrastructure solutions. The Company develops and markets its product and service offerings within three main product groups: SDDC or Software-Defined Data Center, End-User Computing, and Hybrid Cloud Computing. It offers development and application of virtualization technologies with x86 server-based computing, separating application software from the underlying hardware. The SDDC architecture consists of four main product categories: Compute, Storage and Availability, Network and Security, Management and Automation. Its vCloud Hybrid Service, built on the foundation of VMware's vSphere, is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud operated by them, that provides customers with a common platform to seamlessly extend their data center to the cloud. vCloud Hybrid Service enables customers to extend the same skills, tools, networking and security models across both on-premises and off-premises environments. Its VMware vCloud Service Provider Program, which is directed to hosting and cloud computing vendors, enables organizations to choose between running applications in virtual machines on their own "private clouds" inside their data center or on "public clouds" hosted by a service provider. ur VMware vCHS Business Ventures is a program developed to expand vCHS globally, by partnering and co-investing with telecommunication providers in order to enable a user experience consistent with VMware's owned and operated vCloud Hybrid Service. Services through the VMware vCHS Business Ventures program are expected to become available to users in 2014. The Company competes with vendors in different segments of the cloud computing, end-user computing and virtualization markets.