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Usage Meter 4.2: Return of the API

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Usage Meter has been going through quite the transition lately. With Usage Meter 4.X we have moved to a SaaS + Agent architecture, and VMware has been rebuilding Usage Meter from the ground up. One of the notable missing features has been an API in the Usage Meter appliance. Well in UM 4.2, its back! Read more...

Whats new in Pricing, Metering, and Reporting: June 2020 Update

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We just started the first webinar in the “Whats new in Cloud Provider Pricing, Metering, and Reporting” series. In this blog we’ll visit what was discussed and as well as provide the action items that partners can perform today to plan ahead or make monthly reporting easier. We’ll cover what’s new in the Product Usage Read more...

New VCD 10.1 on VCF 4 Technical paper is available!

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There is a lot going on with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and the Cloud Provider program. New vRAM pricing, aligning Cloud Provider roadmap with VCF, and more! As we mentioned earlier this year, we are working on aligning the Cloud Provider stack with VCF, and moving onward from Cloud Provider Pod. We discussed an update Read more...

Usage Meter 4.2 is now available!

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We are excited to announce that the next version of  Usage Meter is available for all partners to download or upgrade, starting today! This is a big release with a lot of updates and some of the products our partners have been asking for the most! There are quite a few new things to unpack, Read more...

VCD on VCF 3.9 White Paper Update is Available

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Want to run VMware Cloud Director on top of VMware Cloud Foundation? There’s a White Paper for that! As Daniel pointed out last year, VCD + VCF = Harmony. Now that VCF is generally available to all Cloud Provider partners, we’re releasing an update to the White Paper!   The guide provides a technical understanding Read more...

The Evolution of our Integrated Stack strategy for Cloud Providers

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VMware is happy to announce the updated roadmap to the Integrated Stack for Cloud Providers. In 2018, VMware launched the VMware Cloud Provider Pod as a way for partners to get up and running quickly on a Software-Defined Datacenter and VMware vCloud Director-based cloud offering. Cloud Provider Pod helped partners with Day 0 deployment of Read more...

New pricing on VMware Cloud Foundation for Cloud Providers

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With the recent announcement of VMware Cloud Foundation 4, we are excited to announce a new way for Cloud Providers to consume VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). Build-Your-Own-VCF VMware is bringing VMware SDDC Manager to the Flex Pricing Model as a new add-on, which allows cloud providers to consume it on the standard vRAM-based licensing model. Read more...

Usage Meter 4.1 now requires the Flex Pricing Model

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VMware has made some changes to the the VMware Usage Meter 4.1 registration process in the new VMware Commerce Portal. Usage Meter 4.1, the newest version of the metering tool, is based on an agent + service model. As a partner, you must deploy the appliance and then register it with an online service built Read more...

Introducing the new VCPP Commerce Portal

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VMware is excited to announce a new portal for Cloud Providers. Partners have been using the Business Portal for years to submit their monthly usage for their consumption based licensing. Since the introduction of the Business Portal, we’ve added more programs for partners, greater billing support, additional license orders, automatic reporting, and many more things Read more...