As we reflect on 25 years of VMware, it’s time to celebrate all of those who’ve supported us on our journey to where we are today.
Our partners have been there with us every step of the way, guiding our customers through the evolution of our technology and continuing to expand their expertise day in, day out. We are lucky to be surrounded by tens of thousands of you all over the world, each uniquely positioned to guide your customers on their continuously evolving multi-cloud journey. You’ve not only enabled thousands of organisations to make smarter use of the cloud, but also helped drive business transformation that delivers innovation and business outcomes.
That’s why we have our VMware Partner Achievement Awards program: to recognize your continued excellence, as well as your significant achievements and innovations.
This year’s awards will honour a select group of VMware partners globally who have demonstrated both outstanding results and innovation through our products and solutions, and consistent, informed consultancy that goes above and beyond to ensure their projects provide organisational value to customers.
Partners may nominate themselves and apply directly for one or more of this year’s seven award categories, which recognise excellence across all corners of VMware’s partner ecosystem:
- Cloud Innovation and SaaS Transformation Award: This award celebrates partners that have accelerated customers’ digital transformations and journeys to multi-cloud and SaaS environments by delivering innovative offerings with novel applications or next-gen technology.
- Lifecycle Services Award: In this category, we want to recognize partners that are delivering outstanding customer experience via an integrated lifecycle of services, from initial assessments, architecting, developing, and deployment of cloud environments to ongoing migration and management of cloud infrastructure and applications. We’re looking for those of you that are driving integration across the services lifecycle to improve deployment capabilities and create agile environments.
- Social Impact Award: Our social impact award is always hotly contested; it rewards those partners that have given back to society through their people, resources and technology, and prioritised leading initiatives to change our world for the better.
- Cloud Consumption Award: This award commends extraordinary achievement in driving and accelerating customers’ transition to cloud. We’re looking for those that have worked closely with customers to increase their consumption of partner-delivered cloud solutions that leverage VMware’s latest IaaS technologies (compute, storage and networking).
- Industry Award: With such deep technical and vertical expertise out there, we’d be remiss not to recognise partners with exceptional domain expertise. So we’re on the lookout for partners that can demonstrate that they’ve consistently delivered best-of-breed solutions to industry-specific customer use cases.
- Partner Value Award: Those of you that have worked with us for a while will know that we’re always on the lookout for examples of exceptional ‘partner value. So this category celebrates partners that have grown their businesses by helping customers create business value with VMware solutions, either by deploying new capabilities or by delivering cost savings through optimization.
- Partner Collaboration Award: Our partner collaboration award is one of our most important categories, recognizing partners that are committed to innovating for a better future by identifying areas of collaboration in service of customer needs and bringing partners with complementary skills to deliver exceptional value. Priority consideration will be given to partners that drive collaboration to create innovative or bespoke solutions.
In partnership with IDC, all award submissions will be reviewed and scored against criteria that are specific to each category. Regional winners will be selected for each award, and three worldwide winners will also be selected for the Cloud Innovation & SaaS Transformation Award, the Worldwide Lifecycle Services Award and the Worldwide Partner of the Year Award.
We’re committed to providing a platform for our partners to showcase their achievements not only in working with the latest technologies, but also in distinguishing themselves as strategic consultants for customers and changemakers in society. That’s why it’s so important to us that we acknowledge and reward exceptional partner success and innovations through these prestigious awards.
Recognition also promises to help you cut through the noise and distinguish yourselves in a crowded market, too. Previous winners have seen existing customer relationships deepen, and visibility with prospects increase as a result of VMware’s direct acknowledgement. The increased awareness it promises also positions them well for future business growth, especially against the backdrop of this uncertain business climate.
Award recipients will benefit from a variety of marketing and promotional opportunities, including customized promotional materials for your use, social media promotion highlighting your win and unique capabilities, and recognition at select VMware events.
So what are you waiting for? For more information and to apply today, please visit the 2023 VMware Partner Achievement Awards website.
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