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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lenovo’s Acquisition of IBM x86 and VMware

With Lenovo’s acquisition of the IBM x86 server portfolio effective January 1, 2015, we now have the opportunity to deliver a wider scope of joint solutions to our customers. Learn more.

The Americas Virtual Partner Town Hall is March 4th @ 8am PT

If you haven’t already, register now to join this virtual Town Hall.  Frank Rauch, VP Americas Partner Organization, and other key Business Unit leaders will share product updates and key announcements released at Partner Exchange. They will also cover the 2015 selling motions and how your company can drive revenues and increase profitability within these growing solutions.

You May be Grand-fathered into the SDS Competency….

If you earned both the Desktop and the Business Continuity competencies prior to Sep. 30, 2014, then you have been automatically grand-fathered in to the Software-Defined Storage Solution Competency. You will have until Sep. 30, 2015 to complete the competency requirements.

Extending the Value of vCloud Air Services

Read the press release to find out how you can now drive adoption and optimize consumption with the new Disaster Recovery features, the general availability of Virtual Private Cloud On Demand, and the enhanced networking and security capabilities.

Workspace Suite Extended to the Channel

With the rising customer demand for a holistic end-user computing solution, Workspace Suite is a profitable addition to your portfolio. It combines AirWatch’s leading enterprise mobility management platform and the latest release of Horizon to power virtual workspaces. Start selling today.

VSPEX BLUE, the new Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance

During Partner Exchange 2015, EMC launched VSPEX BLUE powered by VMware EVO:RAIL. EMC VSPEX BLUE redefines simplicity by delivering compute and storage virtualization in an agile, scalable, easy to manage hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. EMC VSPEX BLUE offers the fastest, lowest-risk path to the private/hybrid cloud.

Re-launching vSphere with Operations Management Customer Promotions

To help convert customers to vSphere with Operations Management, effective Feb. 1st, customers will receive 25% off when upgrading to vSphere with Operations Management or free training when buying vSphere with Operations Management / EnterprisePlus Acceleration Kits. Not only do customers benefit, you can benefit too – from up to 20% in partner incentives. Learn more.

Updated Strategy and Roadmap Materials

Partner customers surveyed indicate they feel better aligned with our strategy and roadmap. Our Strategic Initiatives Overview presentation now includes Services and the product overview videos have been expanded to include vCloud Air, Software-Defined Data Center Storage, and End-User Computing. These materials are designed to help you provide strategic advice to your customers.

A New & Improved Partner Central

We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re happy to introduce a new and improved Partner Central. The newly designed home page will make it faster and easier to find the information and content that’s important to you. Log on today and enjoy the whole new user experience.

Now Available for Purchase through HP, VMware and HP EVO:RAIL

VMware EVO:RAIL is an all-in-one solution that can make it easier for businesses to deploy applications and services quickly and efficiently. Take a look at this overview to find out how you can leverage EVO:RAIL to improve their IT and reap the rewards of the Software-Defined Data Center, and/or simplify virtual machine (VM) deployments with VMware HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO:RAIL, an all-in-one solution that is now available for purchase.