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Monthly Archives: September 2017

VIN EoD/EoSL

VMware vRealize Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) will no longer be available starting with vRealize Operations 6.6.1 (End of Distribution /End of Support Life in October 2017) . Customers currently using VIN have been advised to use the Service Discovery Management Pack (SDMP) with vRealize Operations for comparable functionality. If you have customers who are currently using VIN, please advise them to use vRealize Operations SDMP instead. For more information refer to KB # 2151075.

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Announcing Initial Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS is a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud service that gives customers the VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) experience running on the AWS Cloud. Delivered, sold, and supported by VMware, this service enables IT teams to manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools – without the challenges of learning new skills or utilizing new tools. VMware Cloud on AWS gives you the ability to deliver a consistent customer experience across private, public, and hybrid clouds. It provides an entry point into the public cloud – enabling a true hybrid cloud – which creates opportunities for you to expand and grow your consulting, advisory, or managed services businesses. Learn more.

The vCAN Program Name has Changed

Last month, the vCloud Air Network (vCAN) program name changed to the VMware Cloud Provider Program. The new program name better conveys the breadth of cloud services that you provide and it will also be incorporated into the broader VMware message of supporting vSphere workloads in private, public, and hybrid clouds. Aside from this program name change, everything else within the program will remain the same. Read more.

vSphere Features Deprecation Intention

VMware announced its intention to deprecate a number of features with the next number release (not update release) of vSphere including, vCenter Server for Windows, vSphere Web Client, and vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem. Learn more:

Introducing VMware Partner Mobile

Watch this short video to hear the value of this new sales tool straight from our VP of Partner Go-To-Market Experience, Colleen Kapase.  The new partner mobile app gives you what you need for successful selling anywhere you go. It features customer insights, deal registration, renewals, service requests, VMware contact information, and more. Download ‘VMware Partner Mobile’ from the App Store or Google Play today.

Resources to Support Your Customers’ Transition to the Cloud

Help your customers modernize their infrastructure in preparation for the journey to public cloud with our ‘Get Ready for Extending to the Public Cloud’ marketing campaign available on the VMware Partner Demand Center. To prepare to transition to the cloud, help your customers upgrade their SDDC Platform to vSphere 6.5.

Learn the Partner Impact of Our Q3 Product Announcements

At VMworld 2017 US and Europe, VMware made significant announcements addressing your customers’ toughest priorities in the areas of integrating public clouds, transforming security, modernizing data centers, and empowering digital workspaces. Through the general sessions, business growth keynotes, and spotlight sessions, VMware set the stage for the partner opportunity with VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Cloud Services, VMware Workspace ONE, and with many other products.

Visit the Launch Resource Center for a detailed list of product announcements, their impact, and key enablement resources.

VMware Named Overall Winner in Desktop & Server Virtualization Category

This week, CRN announced its 2017 Annual Report Card Winners, giving top marks to key vendors and VMware has been named the overall winner in the Desktop & Server Virtualization category. Solution Providers scored vendors in 22 technology categories based on their performance across three subcategories: product innovation, support and partnership. VMware swept the votes in all of the subcategories, maintaining its position for the third year in a row. Read more.

VMware and Pivotal Announce Pivotal Container Service (PKS)

Last week, at VMworld 2017 US, VMware and Pivotal announced their new product, Pivotal Container Service (PKS). The constant compatibility of PKS with Google Container Engine (GKE) brings users the latest container-native innovations in a secure, consistent environment while enabling developers to ship the right software faster and more frequently by eliminating the drag of traditional operational concerns.

If you are attending Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 Europe on September 11, then secure your seat at the Developer Technologies with VMware and Pivotal’ [PAR4411] session to learn more.