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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Next-gen Infrastructure as a Service, Powered by VMware vCloud Director

Watch this video to see how Green Cloud Technologies leverages key VMware technologies and features, such as VMware vCloud Director’s extensibility and multi-tenancy capabilities, to build a simplified interface across all of their services – enabling centralized cloud consumption and management for their customers.

VMware Leads the Pack in Converged Systems

Take a look at this IDC report, which indicates that the market for converged systems is growing, with VMware leading the pack.

Hit Refresh – a Fully Integrated vSAN Campaign

Use this campaign to tap into the growing HCI market and take advantage of the highest possible incentives for vSAN by helping customers to Hit Refresh on their current data center.

NEW Development Funds Guideline Policy is Coming in August

Access the Development Funds page and plan to attend/replay a training session this month to learn about the changes to the new policy and reach out to your PMM or PBM with questions.

HEADS UP– EoGS for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018

The End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services after this date, your customers will need to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. Upgrading to vSphere delivers the latest vSAN release and capabilities (consider leveraging the ‘Hit Refresh’ campaign – article in Marketing section below – to target your vSphere customers). Please note that vCloud Suite 5 and vSphere with Operations Management customers running vSphere 5.5 are also recommended to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. To help you with your customer outreach, download this cheat sheet.

VMware Cloud on AWS – THE Hybrid Cloud to Run Your Enterprise Apps on…

VMware Cloud on AWS is the only hybrid cloud solution that allows VMware vSphere customers to modernize, protect, and scale mission-critical applications leveraging AWS, the world’s leading public cloud. With the inclusion of VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension in the base offering, we’ve made it extremely easy to migrate applications at scale to VMware Cloud on AWS. Once you are there, VMware’s enterprise-class SDDC capabilities coupled with the elasticity, breadth, and depth of AWS infrastructure and services makes VMware Cloud on AWS the ideal platform for your enterprise applications. Read more on what’s in store.

Why is 2018 the year to grow your HCI practice?

Download this short video to hear VMware VP, Lee Caswell’s perspective along with how you can get started today.

EOA of Basic Federal, NSX, and vSAN Support

Beginning August 6, 2018, the End of Availability (EOA) of Basic Federal Support and Basic Support for NSX and vSAN will take effect and the offering will no longer be quoted, although outstanding, active quotations will be orderable until their expiration. For more information, contact your VMware account or sales representative.

AirWatch & Workspace ONE SaaS Shift into Subscription Services on August 13

Key benefits of this change include a unified customer experience along with billing enhancements. To avoid any quoting or ordering interruption, be sure to check your organization’s Subscription Services status here. If your organization is not active (or enabled), you will see a box labeled ‘Sign Subscription Services Authorization Agreement’ on the right of the page.

New to Subscription Services? It’s strongly recommended that at least 1 person from your organization completes the VMware Operations Professional – Subscriptions Expert (VOPSE) accreditation (a free, on-demand course).

Adding Best-in-Class HCI with VMware vSAN

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is already one of the most important initiatives driving the transition to the modernize the data center. As Grandview Research states, “In the next months 40% of large organizations and 35% of mid-tier organizations intend to shift from traditional architecture to hyper-converged infrastructure.” Learn more.