With VMworld right around the corner, the VMware vCloud Service Provider team is gearing up, with many exciting things on the agenda during this year’s VMworld.

If you’ve every been curious about VMware Service Provider solutions, VMworld is your chance to get caught up on all of the latest offerings from our partners by meeting with them in person.

Here’s the list of Service Providers who will be exhibiting inside the Solutions Exchange (many of whom will be in the Service Provider Pavilion – new at VMworld this year!):

  • Cirrity LLC
  • Evolve IP
  • NTT America, Inc.
  • Peak 10
  • Phoenix NAP
  • ScaleMatrix
  • Virtustream
  • Rackspace
  • Navisite
  • CSC
  • AT&T
  • AirVM
  • Bluelock
  • iland
  • QTS
  • OneNeck IT Solutions
  • Sungard Availability Services

Partner Day Agenda

New this year at VMworld is Partner Day – a day dedicated exclusively to our Partners. During VMworld 2014 Partner Day, we have plenty of activities planned! We highly encourage all Service Provider Partners to take advantage of exclusive partner educational and networking opportunities at Partner Day, designed to help you better market, sell, and deploy VMware solutions. Here’s a quick run-down of events: 

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. VMworld 2014 5K Partner Fun Run for charity. All partners are welcome to participate!
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
10 – 11:00 a.m. Session: SDDC Partner HighlightVision, Strategy and RoadmapJohn Gilmartin, GM and VP, SDDC, VMwareSession: Desktop VirtualizationSession: ISV Vision/StrategySession: Service Provider Vision/Strategy
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session: Hybrid Partner HighlightVision, Strategy and RoadmapBill FathersSVP and GM, Hybrid Cloud, vCHS, VMwareSession: How to Monitor a Virtual Machine without a Direct Network ConnectionSession: VMware NSX Extensibility: Enabling Partner IntegrationsSession: SI/SO Vision and Strategy
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch for all Partners
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Session: EUC Partner HighlightVision, Strategy and RoadmapSanjay PoonenEVP and GM, End User Computing, VMwareSession: What’s new in vCloud Suite 2015!Session: VMware Ready Cloud Automation Program Service Provider Vision/Strategy
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. General Session: Partner KeynoteDave O’CallaghanSVP Global Partner OrganizationPat Gelsinger CEOCarl EschenbachPresident and COO
4 – 7 p.m. VMworld 2014 Welcome Reception in the Solutions Exchange

Key Service Provider Sessions

Whether you’re a Service Provider Partner interested in learning how best to market your VMware offerings or a customer interested in what differentiates VMware Service Providers from other hybrid cloud providers, VMworld has something for you.  Below is a table of must-see Service Provider related sessions at VMworld:


Session I.D.: Session: Date and Time:
Partner General Session Sunday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
PAR3320 Success in the Cloud — Strategies to Drive Service Provider and Partner Profitability — a Panel Discussion Sunday, 10 – 11:00 a.m.Sunday, 2 – 3:00 p.m.
SEC2680 The Keys to a Secure and Compliant Federal Cloud Monday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
HBC2229 Breadth and Depth – the VMware Service Provider Ecosystem Monday, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
EUC2677 Desktop-as-a-Service: Top Ten Market Trends for Enterprises and Cloud Service Providers Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PAR2983 Partner Hybrid 202: The vCloud Partner Ecosystem for Cloud Application and Service Providers Tuesday, 1 – 2 p.m.
HBC1201 Streamlining Hybrid Cloud Migration Wednesday, 8 – 9:00 a.m.
NET1589 Reference Design for SDDC with NSX & vSphere Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
PAR3096 New Features and User Interfaces for vCloud Director for Service Providers Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
HBC2232 Accelerate Your Migration to “Application-centric” Storage-as-a -Service from VMware vCloud Service Providers Thursday, 12 – 1:00 p.m.
HBC2267 Achieve IT Business Continuity with Backup & Disaster Recovery as a Service from VMware vCloud Service Providers Thursday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Service Provider Selfie Contest

Like prizes? Like to take pictures of yourself? Well, put your best smile on, because we’ll be holding a vCloud Service Provider selfie contest throughout the week, with one lucky winner taking home an Apple iPad Mini on Wednesday, August 27! Here’s how to play:

  • Take pictures of yourself at three participating VMware Service Provider partner booths in the Service Provider Pavilion and Solutions Exchange.
  • Make sure the Service Provider partners logo is visible in the background
  • Tweet your selfie to the @VMwareSP Twitter handle using the #SPSelfie hashtag. But be quick! Your selfie must be received before Wednesday, August 27 at 4pm in order to qualify.
  • Tune in! One lucky (qualifying) winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, August 27 at 5pm. Be sure to watch your Twitter feed to see if it’s you!

Booth Demos

Don’t forget to drop by the VMware Booth and visit our demo stations – set up to guide you through the latest in VMware products and solutions. Try out a demo of vCloud Director — a solution unique to vCloud Service Providers that provisions software-defined data center services as virtual data centers that provide virtualized compute, networking, storage and security.

Partner Lounge

vCloud Service Providers – if you need a break from all the excitement, take a rest at the VMworld Partner Lounge! The lounge opens on Sunday, August 24, at 10 a.m. and runs through Thursday. Unwind, connect, grab a snack or coffee and charge up your electronics. You can find the Partner Lounge on the third floor atrium of Moscone West.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Also, as a reminder, VMworld Europe is also coming up in October! Click here to register!

We’re looking forward to discussing all things vCloud with you at this year’s conference. There’s a lot to go over so stay tuned to this blog, or follow us at @VMwareSP for further updates. See you on the show floor!