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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.

VMware at AWS re:Invent, Las Vegas

VMware is sponsoring AWS re:Invent, next week from Nov 26-30th in Las Vegas. We will have a strong presence with multiple booths in the Expo, speaking sessions, evening receptions, and lots of fun activities – take a look.

Our key spotlight sessions include:

New Education Benefits Added for Master Services Partners

VMware Partners who invest in a VMware professional services practice through their achievement of Master Services Competencies will now get access to VMware Learning Zone premium subscriptions, including free Exam Certification Prep courses. This benefit is available to partners with at least 1 of the 4 Master Services Competencies and includes a 1-year premium subscription for 10 users – totaling $10,000 in value. Learn more about the benefits of achieving Master Services Competencies.

Register for the Remaining VMware Cloud Webinar Series on Nov-29 & Dec-6

The series kicked off on Nov-15, but there is still time to catch part 2 and 3 – register now!

On Nov-29, we’ll share an overview of Service Broker – a layer of VMware Cloud Automation Services – including its features, use cases, and benefits.

On Dec-6, don’t miss the follow-on to our first webinar in the series (Making Hybrid Cloud Real) where we will give you a deep dive into VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMworld 2018 Europe: VMware Delivers Key Milestones Toward Digital Foundation Vision

The Partner Forum General Session welcomed over 2,500 partners to VMworld Europe and provided key insights on building and growing a comprehensive VMware practice. From data center to cloud, to professional services and consumption, partners heard about:

  • Core growth drivers with Partners and epic execution in H1’FY19
  • Evolving partner transformation priorities and partner program to deliver a best-in-class experience
  • Major announcements including NEW benefits for Master Services Partners; free access to VMware Learning Zone Premium subscription, additional Partner Edge Marketing program support; new Partner Competency for VMware PKS
  • VMware Partner Services practices and the continued opportunity to embrace cloud through VMware Cloud on AWS, IBM Cloud, and VMware Cloud Provider Partners

Building on the momentum from VMworld US, VMware continued to demonstrate its leadership and innovation at VMworld Europe in Barcelona by unveiling exciting new technologies and solutions that deliver on the company’s digital foundation vision. There are tremendous opportunities for you to take advantage of VMware’s momentum such as doubling-down on selling the full VMware solution and making big bets around Services and Cloud and increasing your profitability. Read this blog post for more highlights.

YOUR NEXT STEP is to 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.

VMware Cloud on AWS Now Available in Asia-Pacific (Tokyo) Region

Since we launched VMware Cloud on AWS last year at VMworld, we have received many requests from our customers and partners regarding expansion of the service to the Asia-Pacific region. We delivered on this promise in August with the launch of the service in the Asia-Pacific (Sydney) Region, and we are pleased to announce that we’ve expanded our footprint to include the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. Read more.

Register for the VMware Cloud Webinar Series Beginning Nov-15

Register now for the entire VMware Cloud Webinar Series.

The series kicks off on Nov-15 with Making Hybrid Cloud Real….Hybrid cloud environments are increasingly gaining in popularity because it allows enterprises to leverage the best of both worlds when it comes to their application and infrastructure needs.  This webinar will examine hybrid clouds and how VMware Cloud on AWS helps enterprises accelerate their journey to the hybrid cloud.  Join IDC, VMware, and AWS as we jointly discuss the hybrid cloud – customer’s needs, its use cases, challenges, and solutions.  VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a highly scalable, secure and resilient service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure.  Additionally you will learn the architecture of the service, integration with AWS services, unique benefits and business value, its partner ecosystem, consumption options, pricing and total cost of ownership versus other alternatives. Finally, you will see a demo and learn how to get started using the service.  Time will be reserved at the end for questions and answers.

VMware to Acquire Heptio to Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of Kubernetes On-Premises and across Multi-Cloud Environments

At VMworld 2018 Barcelona, VMware announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Heptio, a leader in the open ecosystem. Heptio’s products and expertise help organizations deploy and operationalize Kubernetes. VMware and Heptio will drive cloud native technologies forward to create more value for customers and the open source community.

To learn more:

VMware vSphere Platinum Now Available

As both security threats and regulatory pressure to control risks increase, organizations are moving from point security tools to embedded infrastructure solutions. To help businesses address these threats, in August 2018, VMware introduced vSphere Platinum Edition to deliver comprehensive, intrinsic security to protect applications, infrastructure, data and access across customers’ digital foundations. This new edition is now available and will combine vSphere’s native security capabilities with VMware AppDefense – resulting in the delivery of advanced application security features fully integrated into the hypervisor. Read more.

Interested in hearing about VMware Cloud on AWS success stories or its competitive advantage?

Register for the November 5 vmLIVE to hear about some of the great customer and partner success stories in all different use cases – ranging from cloud migration, DC extension, to disaster recovery.

We also encourage you to register now for the December 6 vmLIVE we will be taking our discussion to the next level, discussing the AWS VPC and Endpoint configurations, Elastic DRS, Multi-AZ Stretched deployments, and more. Join us to learn how the VMware Cloud on AWS offering meets the needs of your business and gives you a competitive advantage over traditional on-premises and public cloud environments.