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VMware, Inc. (VMW)
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Unmoderated
Vmware, Inc. (stock symbol: VMW), a subsidiary of EMC and self-described as the “leading provider of virtualization solutions,” is scheduled to go public on August 14, 2007. The company has registered 33 million shares for sale in a range of $23 to $25 per share. After the offering is completed, EMC will still control 98% of the voting shares of the company.

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From the Company’s S-1, filed July 27, 2007:

“We are the leading provider of virtualization solutions. Our virtualization solutions represent a pioneering approach to computing that separates the operating system and application software from the underlying hardware to achieve significant improvements in efficiency, availability, flexibility and manageability. Our solutions enable organizations to aggregate multiple servers, storage infrastructure and networks together into shared pools of capacity that can be allocated dynamically, securely and reliably to applications as needed, increasing hardware utilization and reducing spending. We believe that the market opportunity for our virtualization solutions is large and expanding, with 24.6 million x86 servers and 489.7 million business client PCs installed worldwide as of December 2006. Our customer base includes 100% of the Fortune 100 and over 84% of the Fortune 1,000. Our customer base for our server solutions has grown to include 20,000 organizations of all sizes across numerous industries. We believe our solutions deliver significant economic value for customers, and many have adopted our solutions as the strategic and architectural foundation for their future computing initiatives.

In the eight years since the introduction of our first virtualization platform, we have expanded our offering with virtual infrastructure automation and management products to address distributed and heterogeneous infrastructure challenges such as system recoverability and reliability, backup and recovery, resource provisioning and management, capacity and performance management and desktop security. Our broad and proven suite of virtualization solutions addresses a range of complex IT problems that include infrastructure optimization, business continuity, software lifecycle management and desktop management.

We work closely with over 200 technology partners, including leading server, processor, storage, networking and software vendors. We have shared the economic opportunities surrounding virtualization with our partners by facilitating solution development through open application programming interfaces (APIs), formats and protocols and providing access to our source code and technology. The endorsement and support of our partners have further enhanced the awareness, reputation and adoption of our virtualization solutions.

We have developed a multi-channel distribution model to expand our presence and reach various segments of the market. We derive a significant majority of our revenues from our large indirect sales channel of more than 4,000 channel partners that include distributors, resellers, x86 system vendors and systems integrators. We believe that our partners benefit greatly from the sale of our solutions through additional services, software and hardware sales opportunities. We have trained a large number of partners and end users to deploy and leverage our solutions. “

Underwriters: Citi, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank Securities

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353Related, and related to golf and the seasonal WGC Match Play sponsored by Dell TSr K-5/27/2022
352Chipmaker Broadcom to buy cloud services firm VMware in $61 bln deal Reuters MGlenn Petersen25/26/2022
351Broadcom in Talks to Pay About $60 Billion for VMware The two companies are aimGlenn Petersen15/24/2022
350VMW is up approximately 21% in premarket trading this morning. Even if the potenGlenn Petersen-5/23/2022
349Broadcom in Advanced Talks to Buy VMware The tech companies are discussing a caSr K-5/23/2022
348Broadcom in talks to buy VMware By Greg Roumeliotis Reuters May 22, 2022 May Glenn Petersen15/22/2022
347That would value his VMW stake at approximately $20 billion.Glenn Petersen13/26/2022
346Thanks to the miracles of his financial engineering, he will own 52% of Dell andSr K13/26/2022
345VMware is finally independent. Dell Technologies Announces Distribution Ratio fGlenn Petersen211/1/2021
344VMW is on track to become independent by the end of July. VMware reports solid Glenn Petersen28/26/2021
343Dell jumps as it unveils VMware stock spinoff plan PUBLISHED WED, APR 14 20214:Glenn Petersen14/14/2021
342I've noticed VM Ware is starting to do Network TV advertising. I don't tOldAIMGuy-6/26/2020
341Dell and VMware’s strained marriage may finally be coming an end, and shareholdeGlenn Petersen-6/26/2020
340If Dell does decide to spin off VMware, it looks like nothing will actually happGlenn Petersen-6/24/2020
339Nice uptick this AM for VMW (on the news, I assume).OldAIMGuy-6/24/2020
338Dell Explores Spinoff of $50 Billion Stake in VMware PC maker is saddled with Glenn Petersen16/23/2020
337Sold 10% of my VMW position this AM at $155. It raised the cash reserve to an acOldAIMGuy-5/29/2020
336VMware exceeds $10B in sales in FY 2020 zdnet.comGlenn Petersen-2/27/2020
335‘Kubernetes’ Is the Future of Computing. That’s Bad News for One Stock. By Tae Glenn Petersen-11/24/2019
334VMware buys Carbon Black and Pivotal, valued together at $4.8 billion PublishedGlenn Petersen-8/23/2019
333Pivotal Software surges 60% after VMware says it’s in talks to acquire the compaGlenn Petersen-8/14/2019
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