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SISO Partners: 3 Can’t Miss Sessions at Partner Exchange 

Systems Integrators and Systems Outsourcers (SISO) headed to Las Vegas next week have access to a plethora of partner breakout sessions, keynotes, and panels – so what to choose?

To assist you as you build your schedule,  here are the three SISO specific sessions you will not  want to miss.

1. Emerging Technologies with VMware and Pivotal – Presented Jointly by VMware, Pivotal, and Special Guest Speakers from Cognizant and Worldwide Technology [PAR4411PU] Sunday, Aug 27, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 Learn about VMware’s vision for emerging technologies and how VMware is partnering with Pivotal to build and take to market state-of-the-art cloud native solutions such as Developer-Ready Infrastructure.

 

2. Enabling Systems Integrators & Systems Outsourcers Partner Opportunity with VMware Cloud on AWS [PAR4410BU] Sunday, Aug 27, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 Wondering how to leverage VMware Cloud on AWS? Chris Niederman, GM, Worldwide Strategic Alliances, AWS and David Parsons, Vice President, Global Systems Integrators & Systems Outsourcers, VMware, will discuss how partners can take advantage of the solution by focusing on customer readiness, datacenter transformation and application migration.

 

3. VMware & Systems Integrators & Outsourcers: Accelerating Digital Transformations through Joint Technology Leadership and Compelling GTM Partnership [PAR4408BU] Sunday, Aug 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

David Parsons, VMware Global SISO VP, will provide updates on SISO GTM and enablement programs, including news about VMware partnerships with AWS, IBM Cloud and Pivotal. Chris Wolf, VMware CTO, will outline technology investments and market changes creating new opportunities for SISO partners in the years ahead.

 

Interested in learning more about VMware’s partnerships with SISOs?

Check out VMworld sessions hosted by Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, DXC, HCL, IBM, and Wipro and add them to your schedule. See you in Vegas!

There is still time to be a part of the biggest VMware partner event of the year, so register now to attend Partner Exchange @ VMworld and follow us on Twitter @VMwarePEX to keep up with all the exciting news.

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VMware partners with Systems Integrators and Systems Outsourcers (SISO) to drive growth and innovation in the enterprise, combining VMware’s next-generation technology platforms with partner global presence, deep vertical market experience and business transformation expertise. Click here to learn more.

Recap: Partner Exchange at VMworld 2015 Europe

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On Monday, 12 October, Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell, together with its owners, Michael S. Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, will acquire EMC Corporation, while maintaining VMware as a publicly-traded company. Read the full press release.

This exciting news set the tone and the stage for Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015 Europe. Partners began the cloudy day by attending 38 breakout sessions and ended it with the Partner General Session and an Appreciation Party.

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The General Session took place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, and was hosted by Jean-Philippe Barleaza, VMware’s Acting VP of EMEA Partners and Alliances, and Ross Brown, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners and Alliances. During the General Session, Ross laid out the journey to One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device, and shared his focused on:

  • Profitability
  • Services capability
  • Ease of doing business

He also covered three “top of mind” items for EMEA partners:

  • Embracing Industry Transformation
  • Cloud/Data Management Opportunities
  • Services

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During the General Session, Bill Fathers, Raghu Raghuram, Sumit Dhawan, Martin Casado and Carl Eschenbach spoke to partners exclusively on their individual charters in advance of their VMworld keynotes to ensure partners could act as a customer advisor for the week and beyond.

Bill Fathers, VMware EVP & GM of Cloud Services, spoke to the Evolution of the cloud and moving from experimental phase into professional phase as well as Hybrid applications as the future, and why you need a hybrid platform.

Raghu Raghuram, VMware’s EVP and GM of the Software-Defined Data Center, took a deep dive in VMware’s SDDC as a foundation for the unified hybrid cloud. He touched on the unbridled opportunity for you, our partners, either in private cloud, or migrating customers to public cloud, or building and operating services in public cloud via vCloud Air.

Sumit Dhawan, SVP and GM of VMware’s Desktop Products and End-User computing focused on Mobility and the unique relationship VMware has with our partners. He went over consumer simplicity and how we are uniquely provisioned with Workspace suite to deliver any app to any device.

Martin Casado, SVP of Networking and Security, discussed NSX and how today, the application is the network. He also touched on the ways in which the landscape is changing so quickly with new regulations.

Carl Eschenbach, VMware President and COO then closed out the General Session asking partners to join the bold expedition that VMware is headed towards with its partners, and concluded with a fireside chat asking Ross what it means to be leading VMware’s Partner Ecosystem. Carl set his expectations of:

  • Continuing to ensuring partner profitability and predictability
  • Increasing partners services capability and profitability
  • Helping partners guide customers through the transition to One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device

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The Rest of the Week

If you have yet to do so, come check out the Partner Lounge located in Building 7. With lots of free and fun giveaways, coffee, comfortable chairs and chargers, the lounge is your one stop shop for all of your partner needs while at VMworld.

Feeling quizzy? Come take our “Smart Partner Quiz” for a change to be promoted over our social channels, or better yet, sign-up for our own exclusive Hands-on Lab happening today and tomorrow.

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2016

In addition to Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015, VMware will host our first ever Partner Leadership Summit taking place March 6-9, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ. This invite only event will focus on our C-Level Business audiences within our top partners.

We hope you have enjoyed Partner Exchange in Barcelona as much as we have. There is a lot more to explore and learn as the week continues with VMworld 2015. See which products launched at VMworld 2015 U.S.

Don’t forget to engage with your fellow partners and customers, get enabled and follow us on twitter: @VMware_partners.

We look forward to seeing you next year as we stay Ready for Any.

The VMware Partner Network Team

 

The Lowdown on the PEX Lounge @ VMworld 2015

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This year at VMworld 2015, the Partner Exchange Lounge will be bigger and better than ever. It will also be bursting at the seams with some exciting opportunities planned specifically with partners in mind.

For those that have purchased the Partner Exchange add-on pass, you are welcome to visit the lounge at anytime to charge your devices at one of our many charging stations, grab some coffee and snacks, and network with your peers. The lounge is located in the 3rd floor atrium of Moscone West and will be open during the following times:

  • Sunday, August 30, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, August 31, from 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 1, from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, September 2, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 3, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Partner Exchange attendees will also be invited to participate in the following exclusive events within the lounge:

Ask the Execs Series

This is your chance to have open discussions with some of VMware’s top leaders. Check out the schedule, come prepared with a few questions, and don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Monday, August 31st

Time Executive
12:00-12:45 Erik Frieberg, VP EUC Product Marketing
Bob Schultz, VP Chief EUC Strategy Lead
1:00-1:45 Bask Iyer, SVP & CIO
2:00-2:45 Ross Brown, SVP Worldwide Alliances and Partners
3:00-3:45 Loretta Brown, VP Federation Alliance
Andrew Clay, Pivotal, Sr. Director of Technology
Jim Quercetti, EMC, Director, Channel Sales Strategy
Bill Taylor, VCE, VP of Channel Sales

Tuesday, September 1st

Time Executive
12:00-12:45 Howard Hall, Senior Director, Global Tech Partner Org.
1:00-1:45 Allyce Mardesich, Director, Partner Investments
2:00-2:45 David Parsons, VP, SISO
3:00-3:45

Ajay Patel, SVP, Cloud Services, Product Development

Wednesday, September 2nd

Time Executive
12:00-12:45 Teri Bruns, VP, Partner Services, GPO
1:00-1:45 John Gilmartin, GM & VP, SDDC Suite BU
2:00-2:45 Hatem Naguib, VP, Networking & Security
3:00-3:45 Chris Wolf, VP & CTO, Americas

Networking “Happy” Hours

Join us for three unique networking events taking place on Monday, August 31-Wednesday, September 2. Each session is specifically designed for partners with similar Route-to-Market strategies, and will offer an opportunity to mix and mingle among peers and VMware professionals in an enjoyable setting.

  • Resellers are invited to join us for a fiesta on Monday from 5-6pm and network over margaritas and Mexican brewed beers
  • Service Provider/ISV partners are encouraged to come by on Tuesday 1-2pm for an afternoon pick-me-up, consisting of gourmet coffee, delectable dessert, and distinguished discussion
  • SI/SO partners will be provided with the chance to relax & recharge after a long week at VMworld. The will be done over revitalizing smoothies and refreshing conversation on Wednesday from 2-3pm.

Hands-On Labs Hotspot

Avoid long VMworld lines and use our Hands-on Labs Hotspot conveniently located in the lounge. Not only will this provide a chance to try out the latest and greatest VMware products, but the completion of the lab will count towards Partner University Credits, Leaderboard Standing, and 2015 VTSP Accreditations.

Meeting Rooms

You will have exclusive access to two private meetings rooms in order to convene with customers, PBMs, or each other. These will be available Sunday through Wednesday and booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations can be made throughout VMworld at the Lounge welcome desk.

It’s clear that the Partner Exchange Lounge is the place to be for partners. To gain access to the Partner Exchange Lounge, register for Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @VMwarePEX to keep up with exciting news, updates, and offerings.

The VMware Partner Network Team

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ISVs and Service Providers Join Together To Help Customers Take Advantage of Cloud Services at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015

Bringing it All Together— As we continue to invest in our Service Provider and our ISV community, we’re offering a targeted keynote and breakout sessions designed to help accelerate your business in the new cloud era and focus on enabling you to go-to-market with a SaaS model. We will also take a deeper dive and discuss how VMware and vCloud Air are providing solutions to monetize the shift to Hybrid Cloud in 2015.

Don’t miss the top Service Provider & ISV focused sessions, only available at Partner Exchange @ VMworld on Sunday, August 30. Here is one to keep your eye on:

  • (RTM6805) Service Provider and ISV Partner Keynote- Join Ajay Patel, SVP, Product Development, Cloud Services, for an update on VMware’s ISV and Service Provider programs.  Learn how by partnering with VMware you can enable organizations to quickly and safely take advantage of the benefits of Cloud Services while extending and maximizing their existing IT investments.

Watch Ajay Patel in this short video on Partner Exchange at VMworld 2015 – ISV/Service Provider Keynote Preview

To sign up for these sessions and others catered to your needs, please register for Partner Exchange and use your username and password to log in to the Schedule Builder. From there, you can select a session of your choice from the Content Catalog and click the “+” symbol to add it to your agenda.

Join us at this inaugural event and be part of Group Discussions, VMware Hands-on Labs and targeted Product Expert Sessions surrounded by your peers and VMware thought-leaders.

Get Ready for Any at Partner Exchange @VMworld 2015 – we look forward to seeing you there.

-The VMware Partner Network Team 

Training and Certifications Take VMworld 2015 to New Heights

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Your partner success depends not only on the use of industry-leading products, but also on having the knowledge and skills required to best extract value from those virtualization and policy-driven automation technologies. Our extensive training and certification programs are integral to the delivery of your strategic initiatives. They help you build the skills and experience you need to effectively design, deploy, operate your VMware platform and evolve your organization.

During VMworld 2015, we offer several training and certification programs to help you realize material business value from your VMware and other IT investments. VMworld 2015 includes multiple ways to save on training and certification that can be added to your event registration.

VMworld 2015 US
August 30 – September 3, San Francisco, CA

Discounted Pre-Conference Training Classes
25% off On Demand Courses
VMware Learning Zone for Just $500
Half Price Certification Exams

VMworld 2015 Europe
October 12-15, Barcelona, Spain

Discounted Pre-Conference Training Classes
25% off On Demand Courses
VMware Learning Zone for Just $500
Half Price Certification Exams

Learn more by visiting the VMware Education page and VMworld.com. We will see you there!

The VMware Partner Network Team

 

Grab Your Windbreaker Because VMworld 2015 U.S. Registration is Now Live

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In case you missed it, VMworld 2015 U.S. registration is now live. This means it’s time to start booking your trip to San Francisco for the tech conference that is going to take your summer by storm!

Join us at VMworld 2015 in San Francisco this August 30 – September 3 to gain the essential tools, partner roadmap, training, and real solutions you need to innovate and excel with VMware. Register now and save $300 with our Early Bird pricing

We are excited to announce that Partner Exchange is coming to VMworld 2015. By adding Partner Exchange @ VMworld to your conference pass means you will have access to all the enablement, sessions and information you need to succeed in selling VMware products, as well as have the added opportunity to interact with the greater VMware community of customers and learn about VMware’s partner roadmap. You can purchase a day Partner Exchange pass. Click here for pricing. Partner Exchange is the place to be for valuable partner content. For more information about Partner Exchange @ VMworld click here.

This is an event you can’t afford to miss. Need help convincing your boss that you should go? We got you covered. So start planning your trip because we can’t wait to see you in the city by the bay!

The VMware Partner Network Team

Post Partner Exchange 2015 Wrap-Up

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Partner Exchange 2015 has come and gone, but not without making it the most successful partner event to date. We hope you enjoyed the increased high-touch opportunities, enabling you to interact with VMware executives, and the tailored content necessary to accelerate your business.

With unique Hands-on Labs, Boot Camps, 170+ Breakout Sessions, General Sessions and Route-to-Market Keynotes, Partner Exchange was the place to interact with your peers, hear about the latest product launches and gain insights on VMware solutions and partner technologies.

To further your Partner Exchange education, we have created a page within Partner Central to connect you to key resources, presentations and relevant content that was shared, Please log in using your Partner Central ID and password and you will be directed to all of the Partner Exchange assets. Make the most of your Partner Exchange experience by accessing these resources to take your business to the forefront of IT information.

You can also continue the conversation by joining Partner Link. There you can find our Partner Exchange group and other groups of interest categorized by region, program, product or event such as VMworld 2015.

As President and COO, Carl Eschenbach, mentioned in the Day 1 General Session, next year Partner Exchange will shift to better cater to both a business and technical partner audiences. For our technical attendees, you will now be able to access all the education, networking, enablement opportunities at VMworld US and Europe. In the Spring of 2016, we will offer a more business-focused summit for our business partner audience. You can pre-register for VMworld 2015 and keep up to date on all the offerings this year has to offer.

The VMware Partner Network Team

EVO:RAIL is Simple, Agile and Fast – Find out if it’s Right for Your Business

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Last week at VMware’s Partner Exchange 2015, partners just like you showcased their EVO:RAIL solutions, and other were able to hear from solution experts on the latest in hyper-convergence at the VMware EVO:Zone.

If you’re customers are still laboring under the limitations and burdens of a legacy, siloed data center, there is no time to waste. To better handle today’s changing workloads and new business demands without drowning in server sprawl and administrative costs, consider moving your customers to a hyper-converged strategy ASAP with VMware EVO:RAIL.

The EVO:RAIL delivery model combines VMware compute, networking and storage resources into a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance to create a simple, easy-to-deploy, all-in-one solution. Partners work with us to offer a portfolio of self-contained, modular building blocks that excel at fast, flexible service delivery – helping you easily change workloads and accommodate new business opportunities as they emerge. They also offer greater performance and capacity—all while operating securely, efficiently and at scale.

But the real buzz is being generated by the way we utilize a converged, software-defined design to simplify virtualization – layering storage software on virtualized servers with the benefits of lower IT costs, a smaller footprint, and less energy consumption. Best of all, you can set up a virtualized environment in just 15 minutes.

EVO:RAIL is a great fit for many different scenarios. Of course, every business can benefit from a consolidated footprint with built-in enterprise-grade features, performance and resiliency. But the simplicity and flexibility of the system means that mid-sized businesses, ROBOs and LOBs can deploy and manage these turnkey systems and enjoy all the benefits without specialized IT teams.

For a deeper dive, here are some EVO:RAIL partner’s solution pages to check out:

As always, leave us your comments or questions below, and be sure to explore this simple, easy to deploy, all-in-one solution.

The VMware Partner Network Team

Daring to Thrive & Succeeding—Day 3 of Partner Exchange 2015

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The last day of Partner Exchange 2015 is sadly upon us, but what a fantastic event it has been. We Dared You to Thrive as we unveiled some new launches, acquisitions and partnerships, and thrive you did.

Last night’s Partner Appreciation party was packed with individuals from around the globe, all working towards a common goal. What a great site it was to see VMware partners networking, interacting and of course, playing a little pool.

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Today we are excited to announce that VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia has achieved the Provisional Authority to Operate (ATO) through the U.S. Government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

FedRAMP ATO is mandatory for any cloud service provider serving the Federal government, and VMware’s offering is now generally available to U.S. government and defense organizations. VMware vCloud Government Service –an infrastructure-as-a-service hybrid cloud –is based on the award-winning VMware vSphere platform used by all cabinet level agencies, all military services, the Department of Defense and the Judicial and Legislative branches of government.

Hands-on-Labs, Boot Camps, Certifications & Break-Out Sessions 

Be sure to take advantage of the VMware Hands-on-Labs, Boot Camps and Certifications taking place at the 2nd level of Moscone West from 9am- 2pm. You may even get some free swag! Attend the Break-Out Sessions today from 9:00am-12:30pm at the 3rd floor of Moscone West.

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We hope your last day at Partner Exchange 2015 is both enjoyable and beneficial. From all of us at VMware Partner Network, thank you for making this event a huge success, we could not have done it without you!

Until Next Year,

The VMware Partner Network Team

Daring to Thrive & Succeeding—Day 3 of Partner Exchange 2015

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 9.51.56 AM

The last day of Partner Exchange 2015 is sadly upon us, but what a fantastic event it has been. We Dared You to Thrive as we unveiled some new launches, acquisitions and partnerships, and thrive you did.

Last night’s Partner Appreciation party was packed with individuals from around the globe, all working towards a common goal. What a great site it was to see VMware partners networking, interacting and of course, playing a little pool.

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 9.52.23 AM

Today we are excited to announce that VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia has achieved the Provisional Authority to Operate (ATO) through the U.S. Government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

FedRAMP ATO is mandatory for any cloud service provider serving the Federal government, and VMware’s offering is now generally available to U.S. government and defense organizations. VMware vCloud Government Service –an infrastructure-as-a-service hybrid cloud –is based on the award-winning VMware vSphere platform used by all cabinet level agencies, all military services, the Department of Defense and the Judicial and Legislative branches of government.

Hands-on-Labs, Boot Camps, Certifications & Break-Out Sessions 

Be sure to take advantage of the VMware Hands-on-Labs, Boot Camps and Certifications taking place at the 2nd level of Moscone West from 9am- 2pm. You may even get some free swag! Attend the Break-Out Sessions today from 9:00am-12:30pm at the 3rd floor of Moscone West.

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We hope your last day at Partner Exchange 2015 is both enjoyable and beneficial. From all of us at VMware Partner Network, thank you for making this event a huge success, we could not have done it without you!

Until Next Year,

The VMware Partner Network Team