Author Archives: VMware Partner Connect

A Guide to VMware @ AWS re:Invent 2020

From fireside chats to product demos and meetings with VMware experts, AWS re:Invent 2020 (Nov-30 through Dec-18) is guaranteed to deliver if you’re interested in learning how you can build, run, manage, connect and protect your hybrid cloud with VMware.

VMware Cloud on AWS is the preferred service for AWS for for all vSphere-based workloads which means there will be a significant VMware Cloud on AWS presence at re:Invent this year. However, you will discover many more solutions in the various VMware-related activities at re:Invent. Get hands-on with AWS Jams and work through the VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Challenge or learn how you can continuously deliver better software with the VMware Tanzu portfolio of solutions. The 3-week virtual event makes it easy for you to engage with all of our content and activities!

Leverage the VMware @ re:Invent Guide that highlights all of the VMware and AWS joint sessions and activities! 

CRN on VMware’s Revamped ‘Partner-First’ Culture

From hiring new channel executives to building a new Partner Lifecycle Services organization, CRN shares their perspective on how VMware is doubling down on a partner-first culture – take a look.

Don’t Miss Modern Network & EMPOWER Recharge Events November 16-18

Modern Network Event (45-mins on November 16 & 17)
VMware executives and thought leaders will be showcasing our complete VMware Cloud Network portfolio in a 45-minute session on November 16 or 17. There will be five (5) instances of this online event taking place across the globe – AMER, EMEA, Asia Pacific, China, and Japan.  Register for the event that works best so you don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to modernize your customers’ network for a future ready business.


EMPOWER Recharge Online in Your GEO (November 17-19)
Register today
and join us live at your geography’s event (November 17 APJ, November 18 AMER, or November 19 EMEA) for an opportunity to learn more about the solutions designed to help navigate these challenging times.

  • Several General Sessions to ensure you are staying current on various strategies.
  • NEW breakouts and Livefire architect-level training sessions focused on Future Ready Workforce, Cloud, and App Solutions to keep you engaged.
  • Hands-on Labs and challenges to keep you competitive.

Next Week’s vmLIVEs – Register Now for Your Daily Dose

Bookmark the schedule for the vmLIVEs of interest today.  This program consists of daily, live webcasts spanning a wide range of topics designed to drive our go-to-market priorities forward. Following are the top 5 vmLIVEs you may not want to miss next week – register today!

Partner Connect: Your Fiscal Year-End Prep

REMINDER—the Partner Connect Program Renewal Process is Live!
Reference the Program Guide and Top Trending Questions (in the Resources section of the Partner Connect Portal) for detailed process information.

BE PREPARED

  • Register here and join us at the December 17 vmLIVE to learn about the new Master Services Competencies, how OEM revenue is being incorporated into tier credits, and what you can look forward to in Q1 FY22 (beginning January 30, 2021).
  • In addition to mid-year health check communications sent to partners on October 5, we will perform 90-day and 60-day internal audits prior to the final annual audit and share the results with your Partner Business Managers to work with you on any immediate actions should you be at-risk. The final audit will be conducted in February with any regression or down-leveling implemented the first fiscal Monday of March.

LAUNCHING THIS QUARTER

  • VMware Cloud Foundation Master Services Competency (launching in December) demonstrates a deep expertise in server, storage, and network virtualization, as well as cloud management and automation, and an ability to architect, design, build, and operate an integrated solution.
  • Host Satellite Master Services Competency will launch in January – stay tuned.

VMware Cloud Provider Enablement 2020

Access our free, self-paced learning on VMware Customer Connect Learning for Cloud Providers to get the complete update on all the core Cloud Provider Platform components for 2020.

Upcoming vmLIVEs – Register Now for Your Daily Dose

Bookmark the schedule for the vmLIVEs of interest today.  This program consists of daily, live webcasts spanning a wide range of topics designed to drive our go-to-market priorities forward. Following are the top 5 vmLIVEs you may not want to miss next week – register today!

Attend EMPOWER Recharge Online in Your Geography

Register today and join us live at your geography’s event on November 17, 18, or 19 where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the solutions designed to help navigate these challenging times.

  • General Session—VMware executives will share an overview of our strategies, priorities, and partner ecosystem programs and opportunities.
  • Technical General Session—our Office of the CTO will showcase compelling new demos to help empower your customers to adapt to changes in organizational, market, or customer requirements – all at the speed of software.
  • Sales & Marketing General Session—learn about the Future Ready Framework and how it is facilitating business level discussions to determine how technology helps shape a customer’s future.

Plus, there will be new use case learning breakouts, Hands-on Labs, and Livefire architect-level training sessions focused on Future Ready Workforce, Cloud, and App Solutions.

Introducing VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload and Free Trial

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload delivers agentless protection purpose-built for workloads to reduce the attack surface and strengthen data center security posture. Check out the product data sheet, information on the free trial, FAQ, and partner sales kit.

Brand New VCTA Certification Level

VMware Certification is bursting with excitement to share that we’re adding a new level to our certification program: VMware Certified Technical Associate (VCTA). This sits below the VCP level – but is not a prerequisite – and is designed to showcase an entry-level technical understanding around each of VMware’s solution areas. Read more.