In case you haven’t heard, the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) is being renamed the VMware vCloud Air Network Program, to align with the newly announced VMware vCloud Air Network.

This renaming also brings two important changes to the vCloud Air Network.

  • Firstly, all new Service Provider partners must complete the VMware Sales Professional – Cloud Provider (VSP–CP) and VMware Operations Professional – Cloud Provider (VOP–CP) accreditations prior to signing a rental contract with an Aggregator. All existing partners must meet these accreditations by May 2015.
  • Secondly, the Hybrid Cloud Powered (formerly vCloud Powered) badge is required only for Premier level partners. That means Enterprise level partners no longer need the Hybrid Cloud Powered badge. Partners wishing to maintain their Premier level status, however, will need to obtain the badge by May 2015.

The following infographic details all of the requirements of vCloud Air Network partners for all tiers.



For those wanting to learn more, don’t miss this important vmLIVE session, November 4th, at 9:30am PDT, to hear about the strategy behind the creation of the VMware vCloud Air Network and how it underscores VMware’s commitment to deliver hybrid cloud innovation. In the session, you will find out how you, as a VMware Service Provider Partner, are now part of the world’s largest network of validated cloud services based on VMware technology.

Tune in to hear discussion on changes to program requirements, benefits, and enablement opportunities.

Looking to learn more? Register for the November 4 vmLIVE today!

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