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VMware Completes Heptio Acquisition

Today, December 11, 2018, VMware closed the acquisition of Heptio. As announced in November, both companies share a common mission to advance Kubernetes as an open framework for multi-cloud infrastructure. Read more.

 

VMworld 2018 Europe Wrap-Up (Reminder: Launch vmLIVEs Dec-6 & 7)

Visit and share the following pages to replay keynotes from general sessions, view highlights and resources, and to access/download session content.

From the Partner Launch Resource Center, partners can listen to the Quarterly Launch Briefing Replays, learn more about the available promotions, VMware Master Services Competencies, VMware Skyline, and VMware Sales Plays, and register for the following launch vmLIVEs:

VMware Recognized in CRN 2018 Products of the Year Awards

CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized three VMware products as part of their 2018 Products of the Year Awards:

Products and services named on this list represent best-in-breed technological innovation, financial opportunity for partners, and customer demand. For the third year in a row, the winners were determined through a combination of editorial selection and a survey fielded to solution providers, who are currently selling both the technology and specific vendor product, to accurately capture real-world satisfaction among partners and their customers.

VMware to Drive Adoption of ‘As-A-Service’ Model for On-Premises Data Centers with New Solutions for AWS Outposts

Today at re:Invent in Las Vegas, VMware previewed two new offerings—VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud Foundation for EC2—that will enable customers to build and deploy private data centers in an ‘as-a- service’ model with rich, enterprise-class capabilities. Both solutions will leverage AWS Outposts and include new, fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to the rest of AWS’s broad array of services in the cloud. Together these offerings will enable customers with a consistent infrastructure and operational experience across all VMware and AWS cloud environments.  Learn more.

Partner Learning Opportunities about VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware offers partners many ways to learn about VMware Cloud on AWS. We have programs to help you learn the VMware Cloud story, how to sell VMware Cloud on AWS, what AWS training courses you should take, and how VMware helps you build a successful hybrid cloud business – take a look.

Announcing New VMware Cloud on AWS Capabilities & its Expansion to AWS GovCloud (US)

Today at AWS re:Invent 2018, VMware announced the Initial Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) – in other words, bringing VMware Cloud on AWS to the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. This means we are now in a total of 10 AWS regions across 34 AWS Availability Zones globally. In addition, we are also announcing new capabilities for VMware Cloud on AWS.

Want to Build Your VeloCloud Practice?

VMware announced that it has been Recognized as a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. The report, profiling 20 vendors, recognized VMware as a Leader in both ability to execute and completeness of vision, and VMware’s position is positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision. Download the Gartner report to learn more.

Take advantage of this opportunity to add this award-winning solution to your networking solutions portfolio by transacting directly on VeloCloud SKUs. To get started, sign a VeloCloud agreement by contacting the SD-WAN Hotline and read this FAQ document.

Reminder to Register for the Launch vmLIVEs Next Week (Dec. 3-7)

Visit the Partner Launch Resource Center – it’s your one-stop-shop for all VMworld Europe product announcements. While there:

  1. Register for the vmLIVEs (December 3-7) where subject matter experts will share how you can take advantage of these fantastic opportunities for your business.
  2. Listen to the Quarterly Launch Briefing Replays.
  3. Learn more about the available promotions, VMware Master Services Competencies, VMware Skyline, and VMware Sales Plays.

New Horizon Enterprise with NSX Data Center Enterprise Plus Software Package

Learn more about the new software package that includes Horizon Enterprise and VMware NSX Data Center Enterprise Plus for Desktop. You can now sell a complete solution that demonstrates the most advanced capabilities of an end-to end virtual desktop environment with a software-defined approach to networking and security.

Hybrid Cloud Solution Competency Sunsets on December 7, 2018

Check your Solution Competency Dashboard now. If this change affects your program compliance and you wish to maintain your program tier, you must attain another solution competency before your next annual program renewal date. All benefits, information, and assets will be unavailable after this date.