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Last November we announced at VMworld in Barcelona that a new VMware PKS competency was coming in Q1 FY20. Today, we are proud to confirm that the VMware PKS Solution Competency is now available to partners.   

VMware Solution Competencies make it easier to distinguish VMware partners that can deliver comprehensive technology solutions to customers. They also help partners develop selling skills, architecture proficiency, and deployment expertise to help drive their success. 

This new solution competency is designed to help VMware partners extend their infrastructure modernization practices with new Kubernetes-based solutions and revenue streams.  

VMware PKS (co-developed by VMware and Pivotal) is a turnkey solution for enterprises and service providers to provision, operate and manage production-grade Kubernetes clusters. With PKS, organizations can realize a fully supported production-grade Kubernetes-based container platform, with deep integration with NSX-T for networking and security, that is globally supported on vSphere as well as all leading public clouds.  

The new competency provides VMware PKS training along with sales, services and marketing benefits so that partners can deliver higher value-added services to help enterprises run modern applications with flexibility and agility. Partners who obtain the VMware PKS Solution Competency will be able to quote and transact VMware PKS starting in early March. 

The VMware PKS Solution Competency enables partners to: 

  • Identify and unlock container opportunities,  
  • Extend service delivery and cross-selling opportunities with a broader portfolio of VMware offerings 
  • Differentiate from the competition by solidifying their trusted advisor status in front of customers.

For the last six months, VMware and Pivotal have been working closely with partners on developing this competency, and they are excited at the opportunities that the VMware PKS Solution Competency has to offer:   

“The VMware PKS Competency offers Advizex a great way to become rapidly enabled by VMware experts to design, deploy, configure, and manage the PKS platform. The competency is a great addition to our service offerings focused on application transformation and helping our customers build a multi-cloud strategy by providing Advizex engineers with the tools they need to help drive positive business outcomes. We feel that with our strong expertise in designing and delivering NSX solutions we are positioned to help provide a quality, integrated approach for our customers and continue to position Advizex as a trusted advisor and strategic partner.” said Chris Miller, VP of Solution Presales at Advizex 

“TeraSky and VMware have a long-term relationship, based on a great deal of resources invested in order to make it real and successful. Working for many years in global markets, Terasky always identifies trends and adapts accordingly. Our high-level professional services teams are capable to architect and design, sell, deliver and support the most advanced technology solutions that have been introduced by VMware. With VMware PKS, we can help enterprises accelerate the adoption of container technology while generating new monetization opportunities with a broader VMware portfolio spanning from the infrastructure to the developer layer” said Ofir Abekasis, TeraSky’s CEO.  

“The VMware PKS Solution Competency gives HCL the opportunity to increase competitive differentiation and to participate and gain influence as a trusted advisor to customers” said Kalyan Kumar, CVP & CTO, HCL Technologies.   

“Kubernetes has become the de-facto container orchestration platform in the industry, and enterprise adoption is accelerating. Partners who are building Kubernetes expertise will have an advantage in being able to provide the container management solutions that enterprises need as they raise their level of operational excellence, modernize applications, and prepare for multi-cloud scenarios.” said Ruud Keizer, cloud native lead from ITQ. 

By launching the VMware PKS Solution Competency, VMware is providing our partner community with the capabilities to transact VMware PKS through distribution for their customers. This competency will enable partners to help solve customer needs while increasing partner service delivery options and new business opportunities for VMware offerings. 

To learn more details about: 

Read Pivotal’s announcement to learn more.