Now is the time for ISVs and service providers to join the VMware vCloud Director® partner ecosystem. The opportunities have never been better.
ISVs get streamlined access and certification to vCloud Director. And because service providers get more precertified capabilities with new releases of vCloud Director, they can rapidly monetize services for their customers.
VMware has also developed a new five-day course that focuses on designing, installing, configuring, and managing vCloud Director 8.10. We also offer VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals, an e-learning course that covers the basics of vCloud Director and its various components, architecture, and features.
Better Access, Better Knowledge
By joining the VMware Solution Exchange Technical Alliance Partner (TAP) program, partners get early access to vCloud Director beta releases. ISVs get more exposure to new business opportunities through the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network, and we’ve made it easier than ever for partners to have direct access to our product managers, product marketing managers, and engineers for questions, escalations, and road map discussions.
One partner who has already taken advantage of this program is Veeam Software, an independent Swiss software vendor that has built a self-service, multitenant portal that integrates with vCloud Director. The company’s customers can now configure and back up entire systems, control scheduling, recover whole virtual machines, accomplish file-level restores, and restore Oracle databases.
In the months ahead, look for further training and resources as we continue to strengthen our partner ecosystem.
New online resources and VMware Education training make it easier than ever to upgrade to VMware vCloud Director 8.10. The vCloud Director products page offers a wealth of information for those new to the solution, including a vCloud Director 8.10 technical white paper and a selection of case studies showcasing some of our latest success stories.
Now available on the VMware Solution Exchange portal, the VMware vCloud Director Compatibility Guide lists products that members of the VMware ISV program have built that are compatible with the vCloud Director 8.10 update, streamlining the vendor selection process. We have also launched the course VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage.