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New Solution Rewards Requirements for vCloud Suite / vRealize Suite

Starting Jan. 1, 2017 Solution Reward eligible SKUs will reflect changes to align with Cloud Management Platform use cases. The new Solution Competency requirement to receive Solution Rewards for each of these products is as follows:

Advantage+ Reminder: Don’t Let Your Registrations Expire

Mark your calendar to use these simple tips to clean and manage your pipeline. All registrations submitted and not closed will need to be extended, prior to the 90-day expiration. Detailed instruction to extend your registrations can be found here found here (on slide 18).

Process Tip: Edit your registration to progress the Registration Opportunity Stage to the next stage AND either add New Selling Activities OR Update Next Steps and you’re done. To finalize, Save and Submit for approval.

VMware is Committed to vRealize Business for Cloud

We will stay committed to providing IT infrastructure customers with increased transparency and control over the costs and quality of IT services through the vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite, which continues to feature vRealize Business for Cloud. VMware vRealize Business Enterprise is a separate and distinct product line which was divested on September 12, 2016.

Product Launch Activities to Help You Take Action Today

Get Access to the EUC Testdrive Demo Portal by Achieving the Mobility Management Solution Competency

Find out how AirWatch delivers simplified access to enterprise apps, secures corporate data, and enables mobile productivity. Upon achieving the Solution Competency, you will get access to VMware Testdrive demo portal, so that you can show customers how AirWatch solutions deal with the enterprise mobility challenge in real world environments.

vSphere 6.5 Partner Advisory Reminder

As part of any new vSphere release, VMware expects (in most cases) to make compatible versions of dependent products available within one quarter of general availability. Please inform your existing VMware NSX, VMware Integrated OpenStack, vCloud Director-SP, vRealize Infrastructure Navigator, and vShield Endpoint Security customers not to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 until compatible versions become available. For additional information on NSX, Integrated OpenStack, vCloud Director-SP, and vShield Endpoint Security compatibility contact the Partner Network team.

For guidance on vRealize Infrastructure Navigator please email the vRealize team.

VMware Announces General Availability of New vSphere, vSAN and vRealize Solutions

This press release highlights the new available product releases to deliver next-gen infrastructure and management for modern applications in cross-cloud environments.

New Partner Success Videos Available

Watch these new videos to see how our partners are converting problems into opportunities with customers such as: Fujitsu, Sirius Computer Solutions, Connection, and more. Also, take a moment to read this post on “Partner Perspectives: Winning with VMware.”

Attn: NORAM Partners — Velocity 2 Millions: Build Pipeline Now and Earn Incentives

Access the updated tools and prize details to earn the most incentives with Velocity 2 Millions. Q4 Velocity to Millions is active and you can continue to win prizes throughout November, with a final bonus December 15. Register your opportunities through November 30 and close deals by December 15 to win the most.

New NSX TCO Calculator

Checkout these new NSX TCO calculator assets on Partner Central. The NSX TCO calculator has been certified by Forrester Consulting as conforming to the Total Economic Impact (TEI) fundamentals and principles of a sound business cases. The assets include an overview presentation with customer testimonials, how to read the report, a video on how to use the calculator, along with other asset.