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Monthly Archives: September 2018

EoA Updates on VMware vRealize Configuration Manager, Mirage, & Horizon Flex…

VMware vRealize Operations 6.7, is the last release bundling vRealize Configuration Manager. VMware vRealize Operations Enterprise customers upgrading to versions 7.0 will continue to be entitled to vRealize Configuration Manager for their existing footprint, but Advanced customers upgrading to versions 7.0 will no longer be entitled. If your customers use vRealize Configuration Manager today, they can continue to use versions up to 5.8.4, as packaged with vRealize Operations 6.7. Learn more about the latest release of vRealize Operations and or additional information, contact the MSBU Team.

In May and June respectively, VMware discontinued the availability of VMware Mirage and VMware Horizon FLEX and the SKUs for renewals and new sales have also been removed. VMware will end general support for Mirage and Horizon FLEX on June 30, 2019 and technical support on June 30, 2020. Alternative product options include AirWatch UEM as part of Workspace ONE.

Consider the HCI Cross-Sell Opportunity in Your Next Order

Leverage this cheat sheet to help your customers reap tremendous cost savings and efficiencies by upgrading their infrastructure with VMware HCI powered by vSphere and vSAN.

Help Your Customers Pick Their Digital Foundation

It’s now time for data centers to adopt a digital foundation so that applications can move effortlessly across the hybrid cloud and across infrastructure that supports a common cross-cloud operational model. Learn more.

VMware Closed Acquisition of Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite

In August, VMware announced a definitive agreement to acquire the technology and team of Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite – software spanning network health, performance monitoring, and root cause analysis for communications service providers (CSPs) and their customers – from Dell EMC. More detail in this post.

On September 4, 2018, VMware closed the acquisition of Dell EMC Service Assurance Suite (SAS) technology. The Dell EMC SAS team has joined VMware’s Telco Network Functions Virtualization Business Unit. VMware is targeting SKU availability in the Q4 timeframe, and in the meantime Dell EMC will continue to support VMware with sales transactions.

New SD-WAN Solution Competency + NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud SKUs Available

Visit Partner University to start working toward earning your Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Solution Competency.

The newly released NSX SD-WAN by Velo Cloud Partner Promotion SKUs provide qualified partners with access to select NSX SD-WAN SaaS and on-premises software licenses for in-house demo centers, labs, and educational purposes.

REMINDER – End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19

Leverage this cheat sheet when contacting your customers about their upgrade plans and reference this cheat sheet to position HCI. And, encourage your technical staff to register for this webinar on September 26 for insight on how to best support your customers as they upgrade.

Visit the Partner Launch Resource Center

Throughout VMworld 2018 US, VMware continued to demonstrate its leadership and innovation by unveiling significant new technologies, products, and solutions aligned to our joint customer priorities: Integrate Public Clouds, Modernize Data Centers, Transform Networking & Security, and Empower the Digital Workspace.

Your Next Steps:

  1. Visit the Partner Launch Resource Center for a detailed list of all VMworld 2018 US launch announcements, their impact, and the key enablement resources to help you grow your business. And, DON’T miss out – click here to view and register for all launch vmLIVEs scheduled from September 10-14, covering key topics including VMware Cloud on AWS, Workspace ONE, VMware vSphere, VMware vRealize Automation and many more.… Note that we plan to post the vmLIVE launch replays on the Partner Launch Resource Center and vmLIVE archive page on Partner University.
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