As we reported on Monday, VMworld kicked off with a bang this weekend at our annual Partner Exchange Conference. Over the course of two jam-packed days, Partners soon learned the perks of arriving early. PEX offered attendees exclusive access to VMworld announcements, break-out sessions, executive group discussions, and powerful presentations from top executives on how to capitalize on opportunities in VMware’s key growth areas.
Missed the event and feeling a little left out? Let’s get you up to speed.
A Software-Defined Future
If there’s one take-away attendees left with, it’s that the future of business and IT lies with a software-defined approach. Everything from the Partner Exchange boot camp sessions to CEO Pat Gelsinger’s presentation reiterated this. And now VMware is making it even easier for Partners to enter the software-defined future with the announcement of VMware’s new Cross-Cloud ArchitectureTM. Your customers can run, manage, connect, and secure applications across multiple private and public clouds and devices.
VMware’s Cross-Cloud ArchitectureTM builds on its leading private and hybrid cloud capabilities by offering customers the freedom to innovate in multiple clouds, and is delivered through VMware Cloud Foundation TM, a new set of Cross-Cloud services that VMware is developing and the vRealize® cloud management platform.
Lead Customers into the Future
How will VMware Cloud FoundationTM help your customers drive their digital transformation?
- Natively integrated software-defined stack that brings together VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN™ and VMware NSX® with unique life-cycle automation capabilities.
- Flexibility to deploy on-premises across multiple pre-qualified hardware partners including QCT, Dell, VCE, and HPE or deploy as a service from select VMware vCloud Air Network partners.
- Flexibility to deploy on-premises on integrated systems from VCE or leveraging qualified VSAN Ready Nodes from QCT, Dell and HPE and networking from Cisco and Arista, or deploy as a service from select VMware vCloud Air Network partners, including IBM Cloud.
Even better, there’s a 6-8x times faster time to market, it increases admin productivity by up to 2x by automating day-two operations, and reduces overall TCO of private cloud deployments by up to 40 percent.
VMware Cloud FoundationTM isn’t the only exciting news to come out of Partner Exchange at VMworld. Partners heard all about new VMware solutions including VMware vSphere Integrated Containers™ and VMware Integrated OpenStack that give customers the fastest path to run cloud-native apps and OpenStack based clouds. We also announced new digital workspace capabilities with VMware Horizon® which enables customers to quickly deliver virtualized desktops and applications through a single platform, creating a secure digital workspace.
Stay up to date on all product announcements with the new Quarterly Launch Resource page on Partner Central. It’s your one-stop shop for all Q3 product launch related materials, giving you the info you need to capitalize on VMware’s newest technologies and solutions. Product pages, launch briefings and robust training resources will help you hit the ground running to accelerate your sales cycle and transform your customers’ business.