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The Social Media Rally Station is Back and Ready to Talk Social Content, Assessments & More

Back by popular demand for the third year in a row, we’re bringing you the Social Media Rally Station, powered by Channel Maven Consulting. It’s your FREE, one stop shop for optimizing your online presence at VMware Partner Exchange 2015.

This year, we have two new offerings in addition to the complimentary headshot and social media feedback you’ve always received with the Channel Maven consultants. The first offering is assistance with creating social content. This means that you can share what you’d like to communicate to your clients with your Channel Maven consultant, and they will help you create a blog post, a video script or even an infographic outline.

But that’s not all. To really make this time valuable, our second offering includes a social media assessment on your business. This is a great opportunity for you to learn where your company stacks up with the competition.  A consultant will have you enter your website and two of your competitors’ sites into there system. Next, they will analyze how you compare on social accounts and then review where you rank from a search engine optimization stance.  This intelligence enables us to give you recommendations and suggestions on ways to improve your profile, your social posts and SEO terms on the spot.

Let’s recap. Use the Social Media Rally station to:

1.     Take a professional head-shot to use on your social platforms and website

2.     Get walked through several options for learning how to better engage your end-customers

3.     Take part in a social media assessment

4.     Learn more about VMware’s social platforms

5.     Receive a document suggesting next steps and a link to short video tutorials

Visit the Social Media Rally Station during Partner Exchange 2015 in Moscone West from:

·       Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 10:00AM to 6:00pm

·       Wednesday, February 4, from 10:00AM – 4:00pm

Watch the short video below to learn more about this great opportunity.

If you have any questions, please share them below in the comments section or in the Partner Exchange group on Partner Link.

Stay Social,

The VMware Partner Network Team 

The Partner Exchange 2015 Content Catalog is Live

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This month lends itself to giving a lot of thanks. Some of the things VMware is thankful for includes you, our partners, beginning a happy, healthy and successful 2015, and the fact that the Partner Exchange 2015 Content Catalog is now available for your viewing pleasure.

The Content Catalog is home to over 170 breakout sessions and workshops that will be offered at Partner Exchange 2015. This includes everything from End-User Computing and Hybrid Cloud, to Software-Defined Data Center sessions, Route to Market specific sessions, and much more. Further your technological expertise through our courses and certifications and start building our your Partner Exchange 2015 agenda today.

To add a little extra thanks to your giving, you can save $300 on registration if you act before December 9th. Don’t miss this great opportunity to attend the leading cloud infrastructure event of the year. What are you looking forward to most?

We will see you there,

The VMware Partner NetworkTeam

Closing Out the Year Strong

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 VMware is proud to announce that it has been selected as the 2014 Enterprise Software Partner of the Year by Insight Enterprises, Inc. The award was announced at Synergy 2015, Insight’s annual Partner Forum in Scottsdale, Arizona.

There is nothing better than a collaborative partnership – together we can work to offer innovative solutions, products and services to meet the complex needs of clients. We could not be more pleased to have received this award and to continue our partnership with Insight Enterprises.

How are you planning on closing out this year strong?

The VMware Partner Network Team

Welcome to the New VMware Partner Demand Center

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The VMware Partner Demand Center gives you convenient, one-stop access to integrated, customizable, and easy-to-deploy campaigns. With the content flexibility you need to generate leads and grow your business, the Partner Demand Center lets you:

  • Execute campaigns on the Demand Center or on your own marketing platform.
  • Download individual campaign assets or all campaign assets in a zip file, simply and quickly.
  • Put VMware campaigns to work at no cost.
  • Select from an expanding spectrum of campaigns available in the following languages: English, Czech, German, Danish, Iberian Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, LATAM Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, and Finnish.

Over the next couple of quarters we will continue to deliver value and innovative ways to go-to-market through the deployment of additional integrated marketing modules like Social and Content Syndication, Online Advertising and more. Watch thevideo below as Toni Adams, VP Global Partner Marketing at VMware, shares more about these exciting updates.

The goal of the Demand Center is to provide you with a more holistic approach when it comes to going to market with us. As a VMware partner, you have access to one of the most comprehensive marketing web platforms in the industry. Access to the platform is free so you can start downloading integrated, customizable, and easy-to-deploy campaigns right away. Register for access to the Demand Center and start generating leads now.

The VMware Partner Network Team

You Got the Green Light for Partner Exchange 2015

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Are you ready to put your business in over-drive? Attending VMware’s Partner Exchange 2015 from February 3-5th in San Francisco is a great way to kick the year off right. From gaining go-to-market selling strategies that will enable you to accelerate your business, to interacting with experts and learning successful ways to meet your customer’s needs, we are pulling out all the stops this year to ensure you have a clear roadmap to success.

Why wait to register? Stay ahead of the game and register before December 9th to take advantage of Early Bird pricing and save $300 on your conference pass.

From Boot camps and Hands-on Labs, to General Sessions, Breakout Sessions and receptions galore, don’t miss the partner event of the year.

The VMware Partner Network Team

VMware’s All-In-One Solution- EVO:RAIL

With 2015 around the corner, now is the time to begin planning for a successful year ahead. When asked the question, “How is your IT department going to keep up with the speed of business?” The answer may be clear, but the roadmap to get there may not.

As we pivot to a Software Defined world, the need to simplify and automate is imperative, but how? Allow us to reintroduce VMware EVO:RAIL. When it comes to simplifying and automating via SDDC, EVO:RAIL is a scalable Software-Defined Infrastructure building block that delivers compute, networking, storage, and management to empower end-user computing, remote office and branch office environments, and small virtual private clouds. The EVO:RAIL engine that is responsible for deployment, configuration and management activities builds on the proven technology of VMware vSphere, vCenter Server, and VMware Virtual SAN. EVO:RAIL delivers the first HCIA that is 100% powered by VMware software.

Watch the video below to learn more about this ground-breaking product, and be sure to visit the EVO:RAIL product page.

Software-Defined is the future. Let EVO:RAIL help you get there.

The VMware Partner Network Team 

Drive Profits with VMware Power Plays

You heard about them at VMworld and you most certainly will be hearing about them this next year. VMware’s Power Plays are the focal point you asked for when it came to our complex product set. In an effort to drive profitability and value, we’ve selected four key VMware solutions to align with and increase: our partner incentives, our partner education, and our partners marketing and sales resources.

Here are the four Power Play products for 2H’14:

·      vSphere with Operations Management

·      Virtual SAN

·      vCloud Air Disaster Recovery

·      Horizon 6

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These four Power Plays are closely associated with our three main focus areas as a company: The Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud and End User Computing. They are the primary sales motion designed to sharpen our focus and increase bookings. On each of these Partner Central product pages, you will find streamlined information to learn, market, and sell these products.

To learn more, please watch the short video below:

You can also visit the Power Play page for additional information.

Happy selling!

The VMware Partner Network Team

The Future Belongs to the Fast, the Flexible and the Brave

In a world that’s rapidly being re-shaped by technology, the most successful business and IT leaders are acting bravely and decisively to create change rather than wait for them. Yesterday, VMware announced exciting new additions to its portfolio—from managing your software-defined data center in the hybrid cloud more effectively to delivering a secure virtual workspace— that make IT more nimble and automated, empowering you to deliver the apps that drive revenue and differentiation faster and more reliably than ever. Take a look at how we have expanded our software and cloud services portfolio to help you innovate, compete and succeed.

Realize the Potential of Comprehensive Software-Defined Data Center Management

Cloud management is the key next step in your customer’s journey for expanding beyond a server virtualization practice and adopting the software-defined data center. Take your piece of the $10 Billion cloud management market.

These latest VMware management product updates bring all management products under a single family name—vRealize.

VMware vRealize™ Suite™ 6 is purpose built for the hybrid cloud. It provides a comprehensive management stack for IT services on vSphere and other hypervisors, physical infrastructure, and external cloud service providers, such as VMware vCloud Air and Amazon Web Services – all with a unified management experience. The updated products in this suite offer greater degrees of integration, automation, operations and business capabilities.

How vRealize Suite can grow your business:

  • Increased margin with Advantage+ and Solution Rewards
  • 2x the opportunity with new support for non-vSphere environments, you can seize opportunities that you previously couldn’t
  • Provides cross-sell opportunity for vCloud Suite and vCloud Air

VMware vRealize™ Operations Insight™ 6.0 simplifies IT Management with Intelligent Operations from apps to storage. This solution combines the power of vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight to offer you the following benefits:

  • Increased Deal Size – is an easy add-on to any VMware vSphere with Operations Management sale
  • Proven sales methodology – now included in the vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA)

Experience the Secure Virtual Workspace for Work at the Speed of Life

VMware is excited to introduce these new offerings to the Horizon family. With the addition of VMware Horizon Air Desktop DR, VMware Horizon FLEX, and VMware App Volumes your desktop and workspace services portfolio will be stronger than ever, equipped with a Horizon solution for every customer.

Watch this video to learn more about VMware’s End-User Computing announcements:

To learn more, visit the Quarterly Partner Briefing portal to view on-demand videos and localized launch presentations. Be sure to download the Partner Launch Playbooks for Cloud Management and End User Computing for the latest assets.

The future belongs to the fast. The flexible. The brave.

The VMware Partner Network Team

VMworld Europe Partner Recognition Awards

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Congratulations to the winners of the VMworld Europe Partner Recognition Awards.

Our Partner recognition awards took place during Partner Day, and were hosted by Benjamin Caller and Juergen Kuehlewein, with executive attendance from Dave O’Callaghan, Maurizio Carli, and Carl Eschenbach.

With 13 awards up for grabs this year, and strong finalists in each category, it was a nail-biting wait as the hosts took to the stage.

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Congratulations to our winners!

Enterprise Solution Provider of the Year Innov8
Premier Solution Provider of the Year Bechtle Germany
Rising Star Partner of the Year Dedagroup
EUC Partner of the Year SCC France
Management Partner of the Year Computacenter AG & Co.oHG
vSOM Partner of the Year Softline, Russia
vCloud Service Provider of the year OVH
OEM of the Year HP
vCloud Air Partner of the Year Computacenter UK
Innovative Distributor of the Year Computer Gross, Italy
Distributor of the Year Arrow ECS Austria
Distributor of the Year (Emerging Markets) OCS Distribution
Marketing Pioneer of the Year Phoenix Software Ltd. UK

The VMware Partner Network Team

Last Chance to Register for VMworld Europe

14–16 OCT | PARTNER DAY 13 OCT BARCELONA, SPAIN

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There isn’t long to go now before we breakthrough to endless possibilities at VMworld Europe. VMworld offers 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs, a dedicated partner track of 37 business and technology sessions, the ability to review solutions side-by-side with sponsors and exhibitors in our Solutions Exchange, and multiple opportunities to connect and network with VMware executives. Attending these sessions will help to strengthen customer relationships and grow your business.

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Sessions are filling fast, and pre-registration is strongly recommended. You have to be registered to access the Schedule Builder and to book sessions, so register today.

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Visit the Partner Day Agenda to view the entire day’s schedule. VMworld 2014 in Barcelona is going to be better than ever, and our dedicated Partner Day signifies the importance of you, our partner, to VMware’s success.

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This is the year for boundless opportunities and the chance to define your VMworld experience with No Limits – New Possibilities. Register today. You don’t want to miss the experience.

We look forward to seeing you there!

- The VMware Partner Network Team