The UK data center for vCloud Hybrid Service is generally available which allows our worldwide customers to take advantage of a Hybrid Infrastructure as a Service footprint internationally. All U.S. Hybrid Cloud competency partners will be able to sell capacity in the UK data center to service UK customer offices (transactions in USD with customer bill-to location in the U.S.). To transact on this service, you will need to attain a Hybrid Cloud competency.
Use the new vSphere Optimization Assessment program to demonstrate the power of vSphere with Operations Management. Consider it a mini ‘health check’ – a view into your customer’s health, risk, and efficiency of their IT infrastructure. The program provides you with everything needed to engage customers, install an evaluation license, show the assessment, and sell the product – all customizable and customer-specific. To learn more, partners in EMEA should plan to attend the vmLIVE session on March 25th (note date changed from the 11th), while NORAM partners are encouraged to listen to the vmLIVE replay found here.
VMware has recognized the HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server with a world record, #1 VMmark performance score of 34.37 @ 28 tiles. That’s a performance increase of 69.7% and ten more tiles than HP’s previous 4S result. This is also HP’s sixth world record VMmark score, meaning that customers can confidently turbo-charge their critical, data-intensive virtualized workloads with breakthrough performance on a selection of HP ProLiant servers. Read more.
Join us on March 6th at 9:30 a.m. PT, for this post conference marketing vmLIVE to hear how you can adapt new resources to become the master of your OWN reality. You’ll hear what’s hot, what’s new, and learn about the options for turning these standard tools into a WOW factor for your business.
At VMworld 2013, we announced our vision for software-defined storage and the public beta of Virtual SAN (VSAN). Since then, the response has been overwhelming with over 10,000 people joining the VSAN beta. As GA nears, we’re hosting a one-hour online event on March 6th at 10 a.m. PST, featuring CEO Pat Gelsinger, CTO Ben Fathi, and SDDC Suite Business Unit GM & VP John Gilmartin who will share exciting VSAN product news, demonstrate key features, and reveal surprises. You’ll also hear from partners, customers, and industry analysts who are rallying around this new, radically simple technology. Register today, so you don’t miss this chance to learn more.
The key update for VTSP-BC (Business Continuity) 5.5, is the inclusion of the VDP Advanced Essentials 5.5 self-paced course. Those who have already completed version 5 will only need to take the additional course to achieve this new accreditation.
We are now offering two exams so that you can choose your own path to achieving the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Certification. The latest exam is based on vSphere v5.5, whereas the existing exam is based on vSphere 5.0/5.1. Learn more and download the exam blueprint and/or request an exam authorization here.
Watch this video as these top executives, VMware COO Carl Eschenbach and HP’s VP & Chief Technologist of EMEA David Chalmers, highlight how the partnership has evolved to delivering on software-defined data center (SDDC).
The Hybrid Cloud Competency is now a requirement to resell vCloud Hybrid Service. The competency provides the foundational training required for partners to deliver the service, giving partners the opportunity to participate and gain influence in the cloud discussion with customers. It’s available to Premier and Enterprise Solution Providers and Corporate Resellers.
We’re waiving the mandatory training course for the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Certification. If you are a Premier partner, take advantage of this exclusive, limited time acceleration promotion now.