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Attn EMEA: Monthly Spotlights on EUC Starts 9th Dec.

End-User Computing (EUC) at VMware is constantly evolving, so our regional product marketing team has dedicated the 2nd Tuesday of every month to help you understand the latest updates and how these updates will affect your business. Each session will include 60 minutes of content, followed by 30 minutes clinic/partner Q&A. Register now, so that you don’t miss the next EUC Spotlight on 9th December at 11am CET.

Attn NORAM: Register Now for Partner Marketing vmLIVE Session on Dec. 2nd

Register now and join us for our next Partner Marketing vmLIVE on Dec. 2nd at 8am Pacific.  We will cover how to leverage the latest marketing programs and campaigns to drive demand around VMware’s Power Plays – including how to create new prospects, build pipeline in the Demand Center, leverage the the Partner Market Advantage (PMA) program, and preparation for Partner Exchange 2015.

Register Now for the Partner Event of the Year and SAVE $300

Registration is open for Partner Exchange 2015 (in San Francisco, Feb. 3-5). Take advantage of Early Bird pricing through Dec. 9th and save $300 on your conference pass. With over 170 breakout sessions and workshops, energizing Keynotes, compelling General Sessions, influential guest speakers and an electric Appreciation Party, Partner Exchange 2015 is truly the partner event to attend in 2015. The Content Catalog is now live and houses a comprehensive list of breakouts, labs, and group discussions. Registered partners can use the catalog to see what topics will be on the agenda, the list of speakers, and begin noting their sessions of interest.

Transform Cloud Deployment With VMware and Palo Alto Networks

VMware and Palo Alto Networks together deliver an integrated solution that customers can use to automate and accelerate the deployment of network security. Check out this seminar to find out how you can use the VMware NSX network virtualization platform for micro-segmentation and automate the provisioning and distribution of Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation network security in your software-defined data centers (SDDCs).  For more information on the seminar, visit The Network Virtualization Blog.

Next Steps for New & Old Accreditations

We will continue to launch new Version 6 accreditations, such as Desktop Virtualization, throughout Q4 and into Q1 2015. Remember that when Version 6 accreditations are launched, all Version 4 accreditations will no longer qualify for Competency and Partner Program requirements. Be sure to update to the latest version to avoid missing out on competency benefits. Learn more.

Help Your EVO:Rail Customers Simplify Their Data Center Operations

VMware and Dell will now ship the NexentaConnect and NexentaStor solutions with Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL. EVO:RAIL is a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance (HCIA), that provides 100% powered VMware virtualized compute, network, storage, and management on a highly prescriptive and optimized Dell 2U/4N platform. Get the complete breakdown on how EVO: RAIL customers can simplify their data center operations with our joint support.

New Whiteboard on VMware Virtualization with HP

VMware and HP have been working together for a long time to give your customers a better way to virtualize. This new video presentation provides a quick overview of what makes virtualizing with VMware and HP a simpler, more affordable way to virtualize.

Deploy and Configure a SDDC in 60 Minutes

The SDDC Deployment Toolkit (SDT) is designed to assist in performing proof of concept deployments with our SDDC suite of products. It shortens the deployment and configuration time, leaving the customer with a working, self-contained, test environment. Now available for download is the full package and the Partner Exchange presentation.

VMware and Dell Deliver ‘The Ultimate IT Flexibility’

VMware and Dell together are helping enterprises reap the rewards of the software-defined data center (SDDC). Watch this video to find out how together we can help you rapidly allocate your compute, storage, and networking resources.

HP and VMware Partner to Deliver HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL

At VMworld Europe, we announced our partnership with HP to simplify and accelerate the delivery of software-defined infrastructure services with EVO:RAIL. This partnership will provide midmarket and enterprises a more simplified approach to purchasing, deploying, scaling, and securing support for their software-defined IT infrastructure. Customers will now be able to enjoy quick deployments of a single appliance, enable faster response times, simplify infrastructure administration, and reduce operating costs. Learn more.