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Monthly Archives: August 2014

SPIFFs are Back… Earn 250 Points for 1 Sale

Not only are the VMware | HP SPIFFs back, they’ve been extended through Oct. 31, 2014. Review the details for eligible products and their point values e.g., 250 points for vSphere with Operations Management and Site Recovery Manager SKUs.

Introducing VMware EVO:RAIL

VMware EVO:RAIL is a new hyper-converged VMware-powered appliance that accelerates the delivery and deployment of software-defined infrastructure services from install to virtual machines within 15 Minutes. EVO:RAIL will be offered on partner price books as a single SKU covering hardware, software, and support and services costs with partners offering single POC support.

New Mobile, Modern Workforce Product Announcements

As we build on our unified platform vision, we continue to make significant investments in mobile, desktop, and content collaboration to re-imagine the future of the mobile workforce. Access the End User Computing Launch Playbook and Quarterly Partner Briefing portal to learn more about the recent product announcements for VMware Workspace Suite (a soft bundle of Horizon 6 and AirWatch that includes Security Content Locker) and VMware Horizon DaaS (new services and expanded availability).

New Solutions Announced for SDDC

Yesterday at VMworld 2014 (on Aug. 25th) , we debuted the following new solutions for the open, secure, and agile Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

VMware vCloud Suite 5.8 – This integrated offering, for building and managing a VMware vSphere private cloud based on an SDDC architecture, enables organizations to achieve critical IT outcomes around efficiency, control, and agility.

VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5
now with enhanced availability, performance, storage, and scalability.

VMware vRealize Suite – Combining the capabilities of our existing cloud automation, cloud operations, and cloud business management solutions into a single offering under the new VMware vRealize brand, we can deliver a comprehensive software stack for managing SDDC and public cloud infrastructure services (IaaS).

VMware vRealize Operations Insight – a transactional upgrade bundle for customers looking for improved operations management and log analytics capabilities.

Access the SDDC Launch Playbook and Quarterly Partner Briefing portal to learn more about all of these offerings.

Find out What’s Happening at VMworld 2014

Check our Power of Partnership blog to get your daily recap , for example:
— Day 1: All were shaking up for Partner Day… read how.
— Day 2: Our Brave Charter… read more.

Live Stream VMworld 2014 Keynote Sessions

Share VMware NOW URL with your customers, so they can live stream the VMworld 2014 keynotes on Aug 25th & 26th.

Hybrid Cloud Rebranding & vCloud Air Network Announcement

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service has been rebranded as VMware vCloud Air. vCloud Air is the platform for cloud services, and will bring the capabilities of our entire portfolio to market. Update your assets and learn more today.

Additionally, VMware has announced the VMware vCloud Air Network which consists of vCloud Air and our global ecosystem of over 3,800 Service Providers in more than 100 countries. The VMware vCloud Air Network provides our customers with flexibility and choice of cloud services on a local basis. Learn more.

Last Chance to Sign Up for Your Partner Day Sessions at VMworld 2014

There are just a few days left to register online for VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, Aug. 24-28th.  If you haven’t already, register now and be sure to select Partner Day taking place on Sunday, August 24th during your registration process.  View/download the Partner Day agenda here.  You’ll see that you will have the opportunity to attend several sessions that align to your business throughout the day.  These Partner Day sessions fill up fast, so we encourage you to leverage Schedule Builder now to sign-up using the associated ID numbers within the agenda.

Continue to use Schedule Builder to build your conference agenda as you navigate through the Content Catalog. You’ll find that there are over 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs to choose from, including a specific Partner Track. Plus, you can also save 50% on VCP and VCAP Certification Exams.

New vSphere with Operations Management Customer Promos

New customers can take advantage of the free, self-paced training with vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise or Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kits until September 15, 2014. Existing customers can reap the benefits of more management functionality by taking advantage of the promotional per-CPU pricing (valid until December 15, 2014) and move up to the vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8 Advanced edition. Learn more.

For EMEA partners only…
Existing vSphere customers can also upgrade to the equivalent or higher edition of vSphere with Operations Management at a discount of 25% of normal prices until December 28, 2014. Attend the upcoming vmLIVEs to learn how to position and use the promotions and visit www.vmware.com/go/promotions.

Now Available – Cloud Automation Accelerator Service R1.1.1

This release includes guidance on the deployment and configuration of Orchestrator with a vCloud Automation Center environment. This service is also now available as a SKU (CON-VCL-AUTACL) in the price book, which includes the full scope of the offering.