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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Join Us March 6th for a Special Online Launch Event

At VMworld 2013, we announced our vision for software-defined storage and the public beta of Virtual SAN (VSAN). Since then, the response has been overwhelming with over 10,000 people joining the VSAN beta. As GA nears, we’re hosting a one-hour online event on March 6th at 10 a.m. PST, featuring CEO Pat Gelsinger, CTO Ben Fathi, and SDDC Suite Business Unit GM & VP John Gilmartin who will share exciting VSAN product news, demonstrate key features, and reveal surprises. You’ll also hear from partners, customers, and industry analysts who are rallying around this new, radically simple technology. Register today, so you don’t miss this chance to learn more.

VTSP-BC Competency Got an Upgrade

The key update for VTSP-BC (Business Continuity) 5.5, is the inclusion of the VDP Advanced Essentials 5.5 self-paced course. Those who have already completed version 5 will only need to take the additional course to achieve this new accreditation.

Interested in Earning a VCP5-DCV Certification?

We are now offering two exams so that you can choose your own path to achieving the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Certification. The latest exam is based on vSphere v5.5, whereas the existing exam is based on vSphere 5.0/5.1. Learn more and download the exam blueprint and/or request an exam authorization here.

HP | VMware – Delivering on SDDC

Watch this video as these top executives, VMware COO Carl Eschenbach and HP’s VP & Chief Technologist of EMEA David Chalmers, highlight how the partnership has evolved to delivering on software-defined data center (SDDC).

Increase Your Competitive Differentiation through Services

The Hybrid Cloud Competency is now a requirement to resell vCloud Hybrid Service. The competency provides the foundational training required for partners to deliver the service, giving partners the opportunity to participate and gain influence in the cloud discussion with customers. It’s available to Premier and Enterprise Solution Providers and Corporate Resellers.

Got What it Takes to be a Certified Professional?

We’re waiving the mandatory training course for the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Certification. If you are a Premier partner, take advantage of this exclusive, limited time acceleration promotion now.

Velocity to Millions is Next Week

Attention NORAM partners… Register now for this quarter’s Velocity to Millions prospecting event. Let’s build pipeline, develop revenue opportunities, and ensure our coming success. We will be giving away iPads for success stories and cash prizes to pipeline leaders. Join our vmLIVE session today, Feb 19th, at 9:30 am PST to make sure you are prepared.

Reminder…Same Great Solutions, Just a New Name

The newly-named HP Flex-Bundles for vSphere with Operations Management are now part of the HP ServeIT program. Learn more about the new demand gen efforts and sales enablement tools.

Freshen Up on Your MDF

The Market Development Fund (MDF) program assists you in developing new and existing customer relationships to grow your VMware business. 2014 Guidelines and a summary of changes are available on the revised MDF page now featuring new resources (guidelines to stay current on changes, FAQs, and an activity matrix, etc.) and more.

What’s Trending in Mobility Workforce?

Join our new End User Computing and Mobility community on Partner Link to find out. Partner Link is a secure social media outlet for our SMEs and partners to discuss technology, trends, and other sales and marketing related topics. If you’re not already a member, then activate your Partner Link account today.