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Monthly Archives: March 2016

SDS Provisional Status – Extension

We are extending SDS provisional status through August, 2016 to allow more of you to take the soon-to-be-released VSP, VTSP and ICM training in the May-June timeframe. Meanwhile, be sure to keep your knowledge of Virtual SAN and VMware Hyperconverged Software up-to-date to win more deals.

Cloud Management News Release

This latest biweekly update on Partner Link highlights new sales/prospecting programs, vSphere/vSphere with Operations Management customer promos, upcoming webinars, and technical resources.

VMworld 2016 Call for Papers – Open

Have you integrated VMware solutions and technologies in an innovative or unconventional way? If so, then share your story! Make and impact at VMworld 2016 by describing your experiences and best practices. Include practical advice, key success factors, data points, an in-depth explanation of the challenges you’ve resolved, and lessons learned on topics related to IT infrastructure, cloud operations, applications and end-user computing.  Reference submission guidelines and FAQ here.

Submissions will be accepted through April 12, 2016.

Congratulations Global Partner Innovation Award Winners

The 2015 Partner Innovation award winners were proudly announced at the VMware Partner Leadership Summit in March, where both regional and global winners were honored for excellence across each VMware route to market.  Congratulations winning partners on your outstanding achievement.

Software-Defined Storage Solution Competency Provisional Status Expiration

As of March 31, 2016 the provisional status for the Software-Defined Storage Solution Competency will expire. This may impact your Virtual SAN rewards going forward. If you are actively pursuing Virtual SAN opportunities, please be sure to acquire 2 VSP, 2 VTSP and 1 ICM class before the expiration date to continue receiving these valuable incentives.

Countries Changing to Developed Status

Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand will change from ‘Developing’ to ‘Developed‘ status effective April 1, 2016. Existing Solution Provider, Service Provider, and Distribution partners will need to meet Developed country requirements on the first program renewal date after April 1, 2016. All new partners or those partners being promoted will need to meet the requirements for Developed countries from April 1, 2016 onward. Visit Partner Central and familiarise yourself with the requirements for your program (Solution Provider, Authorized Distributors or Service Providers).

Hyper-Converged Will Never Be the Same

 VMware and EMC have combined forces to take a quantum leap forward in hyper-convergence. On February 16th, EMC hosted a digital launch event for the announcement of the new hyper-converged appliance space, jointly produced by VCE and VMware.

Hyper-converged is getting a lot of attention these days and it’s easy to understand why – the power, flexibility and scale-as-you-grow benefits combined with extremely attractive price points had HCI grow at over 160% last year per IDC. * This new appliance does all that and does it better, as it features VMware’s Hyper-converged Software stack (HCS), including vSphere, vCenter Server and Virtual SAN.

Partners must be a part of the EMC BPP program to sell VxRail. Learn more.

* IDC Worldwide Hyperconverged Systems 2015-2019 Forecast, April 2015, Doc #255614

NVIDIA Named VMware Technical Partner of the Year 2016

We’d like to congratulate our Technical Partner of the Year, NVIDIA. We are thrilled to be able to recognize the excellent performance and notable achievements of NVIDIA with this prestigious Partner Innovation Award, which was just announced at the VMware Partner Leadership Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Learn What’s Changed in SDDC Pricing and Packaging

Download this kit to understand the pricing and packaging changes recently announced for vSphere, vCenter, vSphere with Operations Management, vRealize Suite, and vCloud Suite.

EMEA Partners, register for the following SDDC Pricing and Packaging vmLive sessions for Partners at European Business Hours to learn more about the changes and ask our Experts in live Q&A:

NORAM Partners – watch these SDDC Pricing and Packaging vmLive replays:

Get the Latest on Q1 VMware Launches

In February we shared how VMware’s innovative new model of IT is helping organizations build and manage their hybrid clouds, as well as deliver and secure their digital workspace. Don’t fret if you missed any of it; we have many resources to get you up on what’s new in Q1: