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Monthly Archives: April 2017

vCAN LIVE 2017 is June 8 – Register Now

Register now to attend this virtual session dedicated to EMEA Service Providers: ‘Multiply Your Success in the Multi-Cloud Era’, from 10.30 to 13.00 CEST, to learn how to help your customers become a market disruptor with the agility to capitalize on emerging opportunities before anyone else. Join our panel of VMware experts, Ajay Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, Geoff Waters, Vice President of Cloud Sales, and Graham Crich, Director, Cloud and Service Provider Partners, EMEA to discover how VMware is turning ambitions like these into reality for every kind of business. We will show you how, by building the right platform and differentiating your Cloud services, so you can help your customers activate digital transformation that delivers a competitive punch.

Close More Deals with New VMware NSX Programs

Access the new NSX marketing programs – ranging from emails, webinars, and workshops to leads calling, hands-on labs, and more – on the Partner Demand Center today.

VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Director 8.20

The latest in a string of successful vCloud Director releases on a regular cadence (following 8.0 and 8.10), vCloud Director 8.20 is an innovative, highly-anticipated release that enables vCloud Air Network service providers to achieve three key objectives:

  1. Rapidly monetize new services
  2. Deliver radical operational efficiency to shared vCenter environments, and
  3. Extend this radical operational efficiency to existing vCenters through the new ‘Adopt a vCenter’ capability

Use Our Assessment Tools to Showcase Value

The brand new Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) provides actual and ‘what-if’ scenario insights about cost in private and public clouds.

The vSAN Assessment Tool has recently undergone two updates to improve the user experience.

The vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) shows best of breed for private and hybrid cloud management.


Don’t let Your ORAN Expire

Download the Quick Reference Guide to learn how to extend your registration for an additional 90-days. Note that the ‘Extension’ button is no longer available.

vSphere Data Protection: End of Life

VMware is discontinuing VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), a general purpose backup product included with vSphere. VMware vSphere 6.5 is the last release which includes the VDP product. All existing VDP installations with active Support and Subscription (SnS) will continue to be supported until their End of General Support (EOGS) date. Learn more.

NORAM Partners: V2M has been EXTENDED through April 28

Register now for Velocity 2 Millions (V2M) so you can qualify for prizes and access the updated tools. Once registered for V2M, you can register opportunities with the source code ‘Prospecting Activity’ through April 28 to qualify for prizes. Close the most Q1 V2M opportunities by April 28 and you could also win an additional bonus. Pipeline + Prizes = Win Win for All.

New IDC Whitepaper on the Business Value of vRealize Cloud Management Platform

This whitepaper provides insight for organizations looking to unify, automate, and proactively manage virtualized and cloud infrastructure and applications across on-premises and public cloud resources. IDC expects that over 85% of enterprises will commit to multi-cloud architectures by 2018.

VMware to Acquire Wavefront to Accelerate Delivery of its Cross-Cloud Management Services

Read the press release to learn more.



Notify Customers: Update on vSphere 3rd Party vSwitch Support

VMware is discontinuing the third party virtual switch (vSwitch) program. VMware will continue to support the 3rd party virtual switch APIs, and the enablement of a partner’s use of these APIs up to the vSphere 6.5 Update 1 and prior vSphere versions, as long as an active support and subscription services contract exists. All vSphere releases and vSphere 6.5 Update 1 will no longer have third party vSwitch APIs and third party vSwitches will no longer work. View these FAQs to learn more and encourage your customers to migrate to vSphere Distributed Switch using our free tool.