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Trying to sum up last week’s Partner Exchange 2014 is like trying to sum up the force of gravity, the rising of the sun, or the blue hue of the sky. Okay maybe we’re exaggerating just a bit here, but it is quite difficult to put to words such a dynamic event. What continues to make Partner Exchange so successful each year, are the amazing partners that attend.

This year, each of you took a personal interest in Mastering the New Reality, and what a reality it has become. Here is a recap of some of the major Partner Exchange 2014 announcements:

·      VMware announced that it is joining forces with Google to modernize corporate desktops for the Mobile Cloud Era by providing businesses with secure, cloud access to Windows applications, data and Desktops on Google Chromebooks.

·      F5 Networks and VMware also announced a number of collaborative efforts designed to provide secure access control for customers’ virtual desktop deployments.

·      The 2014 Global VMware Partner Network Awards and Regional Award winners were announced. Each year, VMware recognizes its partners for their demonstrated excellence and achievements. Recipients from around the world in 18 categories received awards for their performance andnotable accomplishments in 2013.

·      VMware announced multiple program enhancements, new competencies and a simplified reward structure to drive greater consistency, predictability and profitability for its Solution Provider, Service Provider and Distribution partners.

·      VMware’s Virtual SAN will be certified with hardware servers and devices from several of our top alliance partners, providing customers with a wide range of options on which to run VMware Virtual SAN.

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You will be able to relive the moment, and access Partner Exchange 2014 materials through Partner Central in March. The recordings of the General Sessions will be available before the end of February. Remember to keep the conversation going, and check for updates on Partner Link.

Once again, we would like to thank each of you for your attendance and contribution as we continue to Master the New Reality together.

– The VMware Partner Network Team

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