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VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Director 8.20

The latest in a string of successful vCloud Director releases on a regular cadence (following 8.0 and 8.10), vCloud Director 8.20 is an innovative, highly-anticipated release that enables vCloud Air Network service providers to achieve three key objectives:

  1. Rapidly monetize new services
  2. Deliver radical operational efficiency to shared vCenter environments, and
  3. Extend this radical operational efficiency to existing vCenters through the new ‘Adopt a vCenter’ capability

Use Our Assessment Tools to Showcase Value

The brand new Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) provides actual and ‘what-if’ scenario insights about cost in private and public clouds.

The vSAN Assessment Tool has recently undergone two updates to improve the user experience.

The vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) shows best of breed for private and hybrid cloud management.


Don’t let Your ORAN Expire

Download the Quick Reference Guide to learn how to extend your registration for an additional 90-days. Note that the ‘Extension’ button is no longer available.

vSphere Data Protection: End of Life

VMware is discontinuing VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), a general purpose backup product included with vSphere. VMware vSphere 6.5 is the last release which includes the VDP product. All existing VDP installations with active Support and Subscription (SnS) will continue to be supported until their End of General Support (EOGS) date. Learn more.

NORAM Partners: V2M has been EXTENDED through April 28

Register now for Velocity 2 Millions (V2M) so you can qualify for prizes and access the updated tools. Once registered for V2M, you can register opportunities with the source code ‘Prospecting Activity’ through April 28 to qualify for prizes. Close the most Q1 V2M opportunities by April 28 and you could also win an additional bonus. Pipeline + Prizes = Win Win for All.

New IDC Whitepaper on the Business Value of vRealize Cloud Management Platform

This whitepaper provides insight for organizations looking to unify, automate, and proactively manage virtualized and cloud infrastructure and applications across on-premises and public cloud resources. IDC expects that over 85% of enterprises will commit to multi-cloud architectures by 2018.

VMware to Acquire Wavefront to Accelerate Delivery of its Cross-Cloud Management Services

Read the press release to learn more.



Notify Customers: Update on vSphere 3rd Party vSwitch Support

VMware is discontinuing the third party virtual switch (vSwitch) program. VMware will continue to support the 3rd party virtual switch APIs, and the enablement of a partner’s use of these APIs up to the vSphere 6.5 Update 1 and prior vSphere versions, as long as an active support and subscription services contract exists. All vSphere releases and vSphere 6.5 Update 1 will no longer have third party vSwitch APIs and third party vSwitches will no longer work. View these FAQs to learn more and encourage your customers to migrate to vSphere Distributed Switch using our free tool.

VMworld & Partner Exchange 2017 – Registration is Open

VMworld 2017 registration is open.  Don’t miss the opportunity to Kickoff off the event with Partner Exchange. At both of these exclusive partner events you will have the opportunity to hear industry trends, product innovations, joint go-to-market opportunities, and attend solution keynotes that are most relevant to your business. Act now and include Partner Exchange with your VMworld 2017 pass during registration to ensure you don’t miss out on this must-attend event or any amenities of the Partner Exchange Lounge.

Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 US
is Sunday, August 27 in Las Vegas Register Now.

Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 Europe* is Monday, 11 September in Barcelona Register Now.

*The prices shown on the VMworld registration website are NOT eligible for any form of VMware development fund (DF) reimbursement. If you are a VMware partner eligible for DF and would like information on how to use your DF to purchase VMworld and Partner Exchange passes, please contact your VMware Partner Manager or Distributor for pricing inquiries.

EMEA’s Partner Focus Call is 14 April

Sign in to listen to April’s Partner Focus Call – available on demand as of 14 April, 2017. We plan to provide valuable insight on the latest programs and solutions. Contact your closest VMware representative with any questions.