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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Get Ready to Take Advantage of your VMware Partner Benefits at PEX 2014

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Partner Exchange 2014 is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the available partner benefits, sign up for programs that interest you right on the spot and Master the New Reality of Cloud Computing.  Maximize your partnership with VMware and come speak to our experts on how to:

·     ENABLE your path to success with consistent programs, training and certification through VMware Partner Network, Partner University and Solution Competency.

·     ENGAGE with your customers and generate market demand and sales pipeline with partner ready marketing campaigns, Website-in-a-Box and social media channels.

·     EXCITE your sales team and help them win more business with partner incentive programs such as advantage+, Solution Rewards and Customer Incentives.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how these partner benefits will increase your success with VMware.  So get registered for PEX today.

Visit VMware Booth #229 during our scheduled tour hours and claim your free gift and a chance to win a grand prize. Our tours are only 15 minutes long and scheduled during the following times:

  • Monday, February 10, 2014- 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014- 4:45pm & 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014- 11:45am

We look forward to seeing you there!

– The VMware Partner Network Team

Let’s Get Ready to Rally… Social Media Style

In today’s fast paced business world, your online presence is your customer’s first impression. Your website, blog and social media posts are the front door to your company’s expertise and industry knowledge.

At VMware Partner Exchange 2014, we want to help you showcase your company to its full potential in this exciting social space. Because of this, we are sponsoring a Social Media Rally Station from Channel Maven Consulting, and will offer free social media consultations.

These 1:1 personalized sessions will leave you with actionable steps to bolster your social media presence. Appointments are available on Tuesday, February 11th  from 11am – 6pm and Wednesday, February 12th from 11am – 4pm in booth #112 in the Solutions Exchange. Book your 15 minute appointment today by sending an email to info@channelmavenconsulting.com with your preferred date and time.

When you arrive at your appointment here is what you can expect:

  1. Coordinator stop: Visit the rally coordinator to review your online profiles and website to learn next steps
  2. Photo Stop: Have a professional photo taken to use on your social profiles and website
  3. One-2-One Stop: Sit down with a marketing consultant and receive customized advice on how to use social platforms and optimize your online presence to build your business.

You will leave with a step-by-step checklist to continue improving your online activities even after the session is over – a gift that keeps on giving.

Watch the video below to learn more about our Social Media Rally Station, and to hear first hand how other partners are succeeding with these tips and tricks.

There is still time to register for VMware Partner Exchange 2014. Secure your ticket before February 7th to save $200 on your full conference pass.

Stay connected with all things Partner Exchange and get ready to rally.

-The VMware Partner Network Team

Customize Your Partner Exchange 2014 Experience

We are thrilled to announce that our Partner Exchange Schedule Builder is now live. With over 254 sessions, 212 speakers and 86 exhibitors, you won’t have a minute to spare. Now is the time to start planning your agenda, from who you want to meet, to what you want to attend and where you want to go, get ready to Master the New Reality of Cloud Computing at PEX 2014.

This year some of our breakthrough sessions to search the Schedule Builder for include:

Workforce Mobility

·      Desktop-as-a-Service- EUC Experts Panel- Successful Implementations

·      Horizon Desktop- Horizon View Troubleshooting: Looking Under the Hood

·      Horizon Mobile- Under the Hood, Troubleshooting Horizon Workspace 1.5


·      Introduction to VMware NSX

·      DC Security with VMware NSX”

·      SDDC vs. HDDC: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

·      How Network Virtualization Fits into the SDDC

·      vSphere Distributed Switch and NSX Best Practices

Hybrid Cloud

·      Identifying Opportunities for vCloud Hybrid Service

·      Accelerating Your Cloud Sales with vCloud Hybrid Service

·      vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) 101: The Basics

·      Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR)- Options with vCHS

·      A Parallel Between vCloud Hybrid Services and Hybrid Cloud

Speaking of cloud, watch the below video and learn about the many Cloud Management opportunities you will have at PEX 2014.

This year, connect with attendees or colleagues before the event by joining the Partner Exchange group on Partner Link.  You can alsoget your questions answered by a VMware expert.

So what are you waiting for? Attend Partner Exchange to test drive our products and solutions, and master your way to bigger profits in 2014.

~ The VMware Partner Network Team

An Invitation to PEX 2014 from VMware’s Channel Chief

Are you ready to simplify IT and enable your business to become more agile, efficient and profitable? If so, there is no better way to tap into these opportunities than at Partner Exchange 2014, taking place from February 10-13, 2014 in San Francisco.

Listen as VMware’s SVP of Channels & Alliances, Dave O’Callaghan, gives you a sneak peek at PEX 2014 where you can learn more about the 2014 VMware partner roadmap and vision.

Don’t forget to:

  • Register today so you can Master the New Reality of Cloud computing.
  • Visit our Partner Exchange Content Catalog and start planning you Partner Exchange experience by deciding which General Sessions you would like to attend.
  • Explore over 190 breakout sessions and workshops that will be offered.
  • Connect with attendees or colleagues before the event by joining the Partner Exchange group on Partner Link, and get your questions answered by a VMware expert.

Lets Master the New Reality Together,

The VMware Partner Network Team

Master the New Reality at VMware Partner Exchange 2014

Happy New Year VMware partners! From spending time with family to opening gifts and commemorating holiday traditions, we are happy to say that the excitement isn’t over yet. With VMware Partner Exchange 2014 exactly one month away, it is time to get registered and figure out which of our invigorating sessions and topics you’ll be attending by checking out our live Content Catalog.

Choose from topics like End-User Computing, Hybrid Cloud or Software-Defined Datacenter. We even have new and enhanced topics to browse through including, vCloud Hybrid Service, Public Cloud, Desktop as-a-Service, and VMware Partner Network, just to name a few.

Get registered before January 13th and take advantage of our Early Bird rates by saving $500 towards this year’s Partner Exchange in San Francisco. From February 10th through the 13th you can experience first hand the ways we are enabling you to successfully sell and deploy VMware products and solutions as you master the new reality of cloud computing. At this year’s Partner Exchange, you can expect to:

  • Be the first to hear how VMware will help you grow your cloud business and expand your customer base through new enablement and marketing offerings.
  • Attend one of the many role-based sessions, boot camps and hands-on labs across a wide spectrum of topics and products.
  • Network with other partners, VMware experts and VMware executives at the Partner Appreciation Party, and create a collaborative learning environment outside the office.
  • Walk away with go-to-market selling strategies and Cross-sell/Up-sell skills that will enable you to accelerate your business.

Start this year off right by joining us in San Francisco for Partner Exchange 2014. We look forward to seeing you there. 

~ The VMware Partner Network Team