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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Counterargument to AWS TCO Comparison Calculator

Take a moment to read this post; our public response to the recently launched AWS TCO Comparison Calculator. It points out the inaccurate assumptions used by the calculator and a VMware perspective on the true total costs of ownership when comparing a VMware SDDC offering and AWS.

You Sure You’re Leveraging all of the Technical Support Offerings?

Take a moment to watch this video and find out. It’ll give you a quick overview of all levels of Technical Support that we offer to you and your customers.

VMworld 2014 Content Catalog is Now Live

The Mobile-Cloud era has arrived—and it’s all about software. At VMworld 2014, you’ll learn how. Register now and take a look at the agenda.  Plus, with the Content Catalog now live, you can get a comprehensive overview of breakout sessions, labs, and group discussions to see what topics will be on the agenda, who is speaking, and to start noting your sessions of interest.

Replicate and Win – 4 New (mini) vSphere with Operations Management Case Studies

Take a peek at the single slide (located in the Sales Resources section under Sell) showing four mini case studies to learn how customers optimized their virtualized resources, increased their IT efficiency, and reduced CAPEX using vSphere with Operations Management. Find out how our partners have successfully used the vSphere Optimization Assessment to further solidify their role as a trusted advisor with two hospitals, a regional bank, and a global online auction marketplace.

EoA for vCenter Chargeback Manager

On June 10, 2014, we announced the End of Availability (EoA) of all versions of vCenter Chargeback Manager for non-Service Provider customers. Customers will no longer be able to purchase this product as a-la-carte or with vCenter Operations Management Advanced and Enterprise. View the FAQ on our products page to learn more.

Management mToolbook Now Available on Partner University

The Cloud Management mToolbook for Partners is now available on Partner University and as a mobile app for Apple/iOS and Android. This is the very same content our field sales organization relies on. It covers vCloud Automation Center and vCenter Operations Management product differentiators, demos, the conversation, whiteboarding, case studies, and products.

SAP HANA on the VMware Platform: Agility, Simplicity, and Speed of Cloud

SAP now supports SAP HANA for productive use on vSphere 5.5 and part of vCloud Suite for scale up to 1TB virtual SAP HANA appliances. Enable your customers to combine the power of the SAP HANA in-memory platform with VMware vCloud Suite to achieve lower TCO, faster time-to-value, and higher service levels for SAP HANA production environments. This new announcement should allow you to increase deal size to new customers and sell/upsell existing customers more vCloud Suite licenses.

Don’t Miss Partner Day at VMworld 2014

Join us at VMworld, August 24-28th, in San Francisco. This year, we are excited to announce our inaugural Partner Day event on Sunday, August 24th. Partners will have the opportunity to hear directly from channel and business leaders and attend focused breakout sessions on various topics such as SDDC, Hybrid Cloud, End User Computing, pricing, and other partner marketing programs. Take a look at the Partner Day agenda. Partners who register for a full conference pass will be able to attend on a complimentary basis, however you must select Partner Day in your registration to confirm your attendance.

Comply With the New Solution Competency Requirements by Nov. 3rd

Now that the new Solution Provider and Service Provider program changes are in effect, partners have new solution competency requirements that must be met by November 3, 2014. The program now requires 2 individuals trained in Solution Competency specific VSP and VTSP accreditations. Listen to the vmLIVE and get started with the online Solution Competency training now.

EoA for vCenter Server Heartbeat

On June 1, 2014, we announced the End of Availability (EoA) of all vCenter Server Heartbeat versions. As a result, all versions of vCenter Server Heartbeat have been removed from the price list and you will no longer be able to sell these products. All support and maintenance for the removed versions will be unaffected and will continue on per VMware Life Cycle policy through July 13, 2015, the published support period.