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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Reminder to Join Us Next Week at the HP Global Partner Conference

We will be in Vegas, March 16-18th for HP’s Global Partner Conference.  Don’t miss this golden opportunity to get key sales plays and marketing materials on joint VMware and HP solutions such as the the HP ConvergedSystem HC-200 for EVO:RAIL. Start building your schedule now.

One Cloud, Any Application – Download the New VMware Corporate Story

At Partner Exchange we presented our new corporate story – “One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device.” The Story describes how VMware is uniquely capable of enabling a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant, and secure through our “one cloud, any application, any device” architecture. The overview, along with this infographic, will help you share the story to your customers.

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced has reached End of Availability

On March 1, 2015, the standalone vDPA SKUs became End of Availability and the vDPA capabilities were consolidated into vSphere.

Subscription Purchasing Program

The Subscription Purchasing Program (SPP) is a new, simpler and flexible channel transaction model for VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand and VMware Horizon Air, and an alternative to credit card billing for customers. SPP provides partners a way to seed accounts with OnDemand and preserve the billing relationship with customers.

Solution Provider Program – VCP Expansion

Effective March 1, 2015, partners can fulfill VMware Solution Provider Program requirements with all versions of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) accreditation. Until now, only VCP-DCV (Data Center Virtualization) counted towards the program tier requirements.

We Will be at the HP Global Partner Conference – March 16-18th

And you should join us!  Don’t miss this golden opportunity to get key sales plays and marketing materials on joint VMware and HP solutions such as the the HP ConvergedSystem HC-200 for EVO:RAIL. Start building your schedule now.

EMEA Partners, Don’t Miss these Next 2 EUC Spotlight Sessions

End-User Computing (EUC) at VMware is constantly evolving, so we’ve dedicated the 2nd Tuesday of every month to help you understand the latest updates and how they affect your business. Register now for the 10th March session focusing on the Mirage Retail Solution.  You’ll learn how VMware Mirage provides a proven, scalable and differentiated solution that centralizes management of POS devices, provides a comprehensive WEPOS migration solution, and much more. Due to a launch change, we will be hosting an additional EUC Spotlight Session this month on March 17th. Register now for the 17th March session focusing on the latest innovations in Horizon 6.

Partner Exchange 2015 Highlights

Over 4,000 VMware partners, from over 80 countries around the globe, gathered together and Dared to Thrive in this ever growing and evolving high tech industry. Day one of Partner Exchange opened with a General Session keynote led by Pat Gelsinger, Carl Eschenbach, Bill Fathers, Raghu Raghuram, and Sanjay Poonen. They highlighted the importance of bridging the client-server era to the mobile cloud era, and brought back the notion of Brave New IT. Dave O’Callaghan and Todd Surdey took a deep dive into how we are evolving our selling motions through Power Plays. We also unveiled the industry’s first unified platform for the Hybrid Cloud and our VPN Award Winners were honored at a reception.

The event continued on day two with a Journey to the Cloud as Ben Fathi discussed One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device, and shared industry trends that lay the groundwork for what IT is looking for. Some key takeaways for partners from the panel discussion with Kit Colbert, Joe Baguley, and Chris Wolf included not losing sight of NSX and the new services to market, and working with the CTO team more closely as they continue to drive EUC solutions.

Scroll through our Power of Partnership blog to catch up on all the highlights. And, go here to view the Breakout Session slides.

HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Whitepaper

If your customers are looking to adopt or enhance virtualization and cloud, be sure to point them to this in-depth review of how HP 3PAR StoreServ is designed to provide faster time-to-service.

Incentives to Advance Your Skills – Act Now

Register for one of our most popular Open Enrollment courses and, for a limited time only, you will receive an Apple iPad Air in addition to your standard partner discount. These offers are only valid until March 20th.