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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Attn: NORAM Partners…Velocity to Millions Check-in Day is Today

Velocity to Millions (V2M) offers everyone in sales a path to exceeding quota, driving new revenue, and delivering unprecedented value to clients with VMware solutions.  The overall Q2 solution focus for V2M includes Virtual SAN, VDP Advanced, vSphere with Operations Management, and Horizon Suite. Many teams are already engaged and accelerating their pipeline, so get yourself in the running to win…. Last chance to register and participate is today.

Solution and Service Provider Program Changes are in Effect

The previously announced VPN program changes for Solution Providers and Service Providers went into effect on May 12th. These changes are designed to help grow revenue, while providing more flexibility and greater rewards. In addition, Solution Competency requirements have increased – requiring 2 individuals to be trained in competency specific VSP and VTSP accreditations by November 3, 2014. Registered partners that progressed to the Professional tier will have one year to become compliant. Start your competency training now.

Quarterly Partner Briefing Portal Opens Today

The new, May 12th Partner Briefing materials feature product and solution updates and announcements around Cloud Management, Horizon DaaS, and Partner Readiness.  It’s important that you stay current.  Visit the Quarterly Partner Briefing portal today.

SAP HANA is Now on the VMware Platform

SAP now supports SAP HANA for production use on vSphere 5.5 and part of vCloud Suite. Enable your customers to combine the power of the SAP HANA in-memory platform with vCloud Suite to achieve lower TCO, faster time-to-value, and higher service levels for SAP HANA production environments.  Read more to find out how this can increase the deal size for new customers and existing customers.

What is Marketing’s Role in Driving Sales Effectiveness?

Register for the vmLIVE on May 12th to find out.  Marketing and Channel leaders are retooling their go-to-market strategies with a stronger focus on buyer roles within target audiences. This session features Maria Chien, Research Director from SiriusDecisions, who will present an actionable framework and best practices to enhance your skills as effective marketers.

Delivering Secure Mobility for Healthcare Providers

VMware Horizon 6 delivers secure mobility on virtualized or remote desktops and applications through a single platform, while industry-leading HP Converge Infrastructure (servers, storage, networking, consulting, and support services) provide the ideal foundation for VMware software. Read and listen to find out how this joint solution is enabling healthcare organizations to provide workers with mobile access to all the applications they need, from any device they choose.

Solidifying Cloud Infrastructure: Building a Software-Defined Data Center

Attend part 2 of this 3-part webinar series on May 15th at 8am Pacific. We will cover the next layer of our tightly integrated cloud management solutions and you’ll learn about vCenter Operations Management Suite (vCOPS) and NetApp analytics, Virtual Storage Console 5.0, and how customers can benefit from these integrations and more.


Spare Some Time to Access the Quarterly Partner Briefing Portal on May 12th

On May 12th plan to visit the Quarterly Partner Briefing portal to learn about this quarter’s second round of upcoming product and solution launches, along with other important announcements and programs.

Tech Professionals…Take Advantage of VCP5-DCV Promo Now

 The mandatory training course has been waived for the VCP5-Data Center Virtualization (DCV) certification. This exclusive opportunity for Premier Partners ends on June 30th.

VMworld Call for Papers Closes Tomorrow, May 2nd

What better way to make an impact at VMworld 2014 than by leading a session at this year’s conference in San Francisco. Will you amaze attendees with your concepts in End-User Computing, do you have breakthroughs to share in the Hybrid Cloud space, or do you have something new to offer in Software-Defined Data Center or another area?  If so, then time is ticking as submissions will only be accepted through May 2, 2014.  For  tips and the submission process, go here.