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New Executive Sessions for VMworld Europe 2014 & Partner Day

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For the first time ever, we will be joined by the Business Unit leaders who will be running ‘Executive Sessions’ giving you preview highlights for the coming weeks event.  Register to attend these sessions on Schedule Builder as space is strictly limited.

The sessions include:

Hybrid Executive Session: Vision and Strategy (PAR2986)

10.30am – 11.30am –with Gavin Jackson

Gavin will discuss the cloud market and business opportunities for partners via our vCloud Hybrid Service and the service provider eco-system.  Gavin will provide his perspective on the hybridcloud market and highlight the expanding eco-system that VMware hybrid cloud solutions will address.  Don’t miss this important update on vCloud Hybrid Service, the industry’s only true hybrid cloud platform and strategies to support our service provider eco-system.

Software-Defined Data Center Executive Session: Vision and Strategy (PAR2987)

11.45am – 12.45pm –with John Gilmartin

Hear directly from John on the holistic vision and strategy for the Software-Defined Data Center solution. John willexplore the vision about the company’s future direction for this business unit and the strategy on how to get there. He will also review market traction and opportunities for partners to capitalize on the era of the Software-DefinedData Center.

End User Computing Executive Session: Vision and Strategy (PAR2985)

2pm – 3pm – with Sumit Dhawan, Erik Frieberg

Inthis session, you will hear directly from Sumit and Erik on the strategy, vision and roadmap for the EUC solution path. Whether you are a Solution Provider, Service Provider, OEM, System Integrator or an ISVpartner, you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to get the insidestory on the future of EUC.

Software-Defined Data Center Executive Session: Management & Automation (PAR3237)

3.15pm – 4.14pm with Ramin Sayar

Inthis session, Ramin will discuss the strategy, vision and roadmap for the Software-Defined Data Center. Don’t miss the chance to hear from Ramin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Management Business Unit.

The final session on Partner day is the unmissable Partner Keynote Session @ 4:30pm – 6:00pm – with Pat Gelsinger, Carl Eschenbach, Dave O’Callaghan and Bill Fathers that promises to be packed with key information on the strategy and focus of the company in Europe for 2015 and beyond.

Already registered to attend the event? Access the Schedule Builder tool to plan these and other sessions. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, you must beregistered for Partner Day in order to attend. Sign-up today. There is still time to register for the event, Convince Your Boss and then Register.

With No Limits and New Possibilities, Partner Day 2014 will be a day to remember.

The VMware Partner Network Team

New Executive Sessions for VMworld Europe 2014 & Partner Day

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For the first time ever, we will be joined by the Business Unit leaders who will be running ‘Executive Sessions’ giving you preview highlights for the coming weeks event.  Register to attend these sessions on Schedule Builder as space is strictly limited.

The sessions include:

Hybrid Executive Session: Vision and Strategy (PAR2986)

10.30am – 11.30am –with Gavin Jackson

Gavin will discuss the cloud market and business opportunities for partners via our vCloud Hybrid Service and the service provider eco-system.  Gavin will provide his perspective on the hybridcloud market and highlight the expanding eco-system that VMware hybrid cloud solutions will address.  Don’t miss this important update on vCloud Hybrid Service, the industry’s only true hybrid cloud platform and strategies to support our service provider eco-system.

Software-Defined Data Center Executive Session: Vision and Strategy (PAR2987)

11.45am – 12.45pm –with John Gilmartin

Hear directly from John on the holistic vision and strategy for the Software-Defined Data Center solution. John willexplore the vision about the company’s future direction for this business unit and the strategy on how to get there. He will also review market traction and opportunities for partners to capitalize on the era of the Software-DefinedData Center.

End User Computing Executive Session: Vision and Strategy (PAR2985)

2pm – 3pm – with Sumit Dhawan, Erik Frieberg

Inthis session, you will hear directly from Sumit and Erik on the strategy, vision and roadmap for the EUC solution path. Whether you are a Solution Provider, Service Provider, OEM, System Integrator or an ISVpartner, you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to get the insidestory on the future of EUC.

Software-Defined Data Center Executive Session: Management & Automation (PAR3237)

3.15pm – 4.14pm with Ramin Sayar

Inthis session, Ramin will discuss the strategy, vision and roadmap for the Software-Defined Data Center. Don’t miss the chance to hear from Ramin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Management Business Unit.

The final session on Partner day is the unmissable Partner Keynote Session @ 4:30pm – 6:00pm – with Pat Gelsinger, Carl Eschenbach, Dave O’Callaghan and Bill Fathers that promises to be packed with key information on the strategy and focus of the company in Europe for 2015 and beyond.

Already registered to attend the event? Access the Schedule Builder tool to plan these and other sessions. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, you must beregistered for Partner Day in order to attend. Sign-up today. There is still time to register for the event, Convince Your Boss and then Register.

With No Limits and New Possibilities, Partner Day 2014 will be a day to remember.

The VMware Partner Network Team

The Seamless Road to Partner Success- VMware’s EUC and Cloud Solutions

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You can’t put a price tag on a seamless solution. End users typically don’t care much about the “how” but more about the end result. A truly successful solution should be invisible to users to make their lives easier and more productive.

We wanted to share a few case studies with you that bring a human side to the world of IT tech, and further share the stories and experiences behind EUC and the cloud solutions that VMware brings to the partner market each and every day. View the EUC Partner Success Stories.

The VMware Partner Network Team

 

 

The VMworld Europe Partner Lounge Exclusive

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VMworld Europe 2014 is around the corner. Get ready because this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. We are pulling out all the stops for our annual Partner Lounge opening on Tuesday, 14 October at 10am. Visit the Partner Lounge to connect with VMware subject matter experts and your peers. You will also be able to get the latest information from the teams that support you, charge up your electronics, reach new heights with our Flight Simulator challenge in the “Excitement Zone”, and grab a coffee.

Where:By Hall 7

Opening Hours:

·      Tuesday, 14 October – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

·      Wednesday, 15 October – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

·      Thursday, 16 October – 10:00AM – 6:00PM 

Meeting Rooms – Need to host a meeting or maybe meet with a VMware Partner Business Manager? At the Partner Lounge front desk, you can book some meeting space in the lounge for up to an hour in the “quiet zone” on a first come, first served basis or alternatively book a meeting with customers in one of the on-site meeting rooms located in Hall 7 – availability is limited and will be strictly on a first-come, first served basis each morning at the Meeting Room Kiosk in Hall 7.

Partner Information Bar – Have questions, comments, or are just excited to share your VMworld experience? Come hear the latest from the following groups at the Partner Lounge:

–       Partner Readiness

–       Partner Support Center

–       Partner Marketing

–       Partner Programs & more

Excitement Zone – Unleash your competitive streak and have some fun by taking part in our “No Limits” Flight Simulator challenge in the Excitement Zone. There are daily prizes for the top performers – keep a check on your performance on the Live Leader Board near the entrance of the Lounge.

You won’t want to miss our dedicated Partner Day taking place on Monday, 13 October. This event will offer you an opportunity to take advantage of exclusive partner educational and networking opportunities that will help you better market, sell, and deploy VMware solutions.  If you have yet to do so, be sure to get registered today.

Want more VMworld? You can connect with your peers and get the latest event on the VMworld Partnerlink page. With No Limits. New Possibilities, VMworld Europe 2014 will be an event to remember.

– The VMware Partner Network Team

EUC Series: Trend to Watch and Ways VMware Partners are Changing IT History

Sixty to seventy years ago it was the mainframe. Twenty to thirty years ago: client-server. In present day, mobile and cloud are the hot topics in every IT department. In fact, mobile and cloud are growing four times faster than the rest of the IT sector, according to a report from Gartner.

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With more and more devices flooding networks every day, customers are facing a huge conundrum around securing and managing devices and providing flexibility for end usercomputing. And this means VMware partners are poised, not just to provide a point solution, but to build a platform leveraging a software-defined data center that delivers EUC to customers’ organizations and helps end users work at the “speed of life.”

In this short series, we’ll provide resources and information to help strengthen your EUC practices and pipelines, and then we will be asking for your success stories and the pain points your customers are experiencing. (See the end of this post for details.)

The Power of EUC

By extending the power of virtualization—from data centers to devices—users have a way to securely access all the applications, files, social tools, and online services they need, from any device they choose. Everywhere.

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To help partners, VMware has a variety of information and resources to ensure you have the information you need and fill a pipeline that includes both strategic- and project-based opportunities.

Resources and Information for Partners

  • VMware offers readiness programs to keep partners up to date on products, solutions, programs, and events.
  • vmLIVE VMware’s daily radio talk show that provides sales, technical, marketing, and event updates.
  • Quarterly Partner Briefing that provides launch information – check out the QPB page right now to learn about the Desktop as a Service launch
  • A variety of marketing tools to help generate demand and leads, including: Website in a Box, partner-ready campaigns, social syndication, and cross-sell/up-sell
  • Sales Plays to help you to identify, prospect and develop new sales opportunities for Horizon 6.

By leveraging these resources and cashing in on rewards and incentives, VMware partners can see larger margins: up to 32%.

Now it’s time to share your EUC success stories. In our next post, we’ll be sharing VMware partner stories. Please visit this thread on Partner Link to share your story, as it could be featured in our next post in this series.

The VMware Partner Network Team