By: Geoffrey Waters
Today we are thrilled to share two new updates on the hybrid cloud business here at VMware – First, we’ve launched the new VMware vCloud Air Network, an evolution and expansion of our existing VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) loaded with more cloud service options than ever. We are delivering something truly unique to our customers through this initiative, which supports over 3,800 VMware Service Provider partners in 100+ countries and VMware vCloud Air.
Secondly, we’ve rebranded VMware vCloud Hybrid Service to VMware vCloud Air – a name change that illustrates VMware’s firm commitment to innovation and delivering value added as-a-service solutions on top of its hybrid cloud infrastructure. The platform itself, built on VMware vSphere, will remain the same secure, IaaS hybrid cloud it has always been.
The VMware vCloud Air Network illustrates the growth of VMware’s hybrid cloud service and our global partner ecosystem. For customers, this new and improved program increases cloud service flexibility and provides tremendous choice of global cloud services. Customers also have their choice of local cloud Service Providers (for data sovereignty) from either VMware vCloud Air or our network of Service Provider partners.
Service Provider partners will benefit from new badge designations, including “IaaS Powered,” “Hybrid Cloud Powered,” and our existing “Horizon DaaS Powered” that each enable our partners to showcase their VMware service offerings. Additionally, VMware will list all VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider partners on our public portal and run awareness and demand generation campaigns promoting our partner ecosystem as well as vCloud Air. VMware Service Provider partners with a valid contract via a local aggregator will automatically be positioned in the vCloud Air Network as a member of the vCloud Air Network Program (formerly VSPP).
Are you as excited about the refreshed partner program as we are? Learn more about the vCloud Air Network here and find the ideal VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider to meet your needs.