Author Archives: The VMware Partner Network Team

A Hybrid Cloud Path to Digital Transformation

Watch this video to get COMPAREX’s partner perspective on where they see customers’ focus for their digital transformation and hybrid cloud expectations, and how VMware vRealize plays a key role.

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available for VMworld 2018

Whether considering a sponsorship for VMworld 2018 US or Europe, key benefits include:

  • Generate qualified leads as you interact with thousands of attendees, including technology experts, practitioners, hands-on users, and key decision makers.
  • Increase brand awareness and position your organization as an essential VMware partner.
  • Establish thought leadership among the visionaries shaping the new mobile-cloud era of IT through dedicated sponsor-speaking sessions.
  • Connect with VMware leaders and experts throughout four days of networking and learning.

Learn more:

Check the Year of Course Completion for Your SV Solution Competency

Starting in March 2018, VSP, VTSP, & Technical Post Sales – Server Virtualization (SV) 2015 courses for vSphere 5.5 will no longer meet the Solution Competency’s requirements. Access Solution Competency Dashboard to check the year of your course completion and if necessary, start your additional training now.

Important Year-end Reminders for FY18

The order cut-off time for the end of our fourth 4-4-5 fiscal quarter (Q4′ FY18) is February 2, 2018, at 6 PM Cork, Ireland local time (for international orders) and 6 PM Pacific time (for Americas orders).

Advantage+ registration requests, escalations, and related cases that are submitted by January 26, 2018, at 5 PM Pacific time, will be processed for Q4′ FY18. Requests, escalations, and related cases submitted after 5 PM Pacific time are less likely to be recognized within Q4′ FY18, as they will be processed on a combination of a FIFO model (first in, first out) and deal size.

Two New Sales Briefcase Apps: SDDC Platform, BCA and Databases

Access the Partner Sales Readiness Briefcase page for details on downloading the new SDDC Platform (VMware Cloud Foundation) or Business-Critical Applications (BCA) and Databases Sales Briefcases from App Store or Google Play. The desktop version is also available.

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Workstation EoA

January 1, 2018 marks the End of Availability (EoA) for the standalone vRealize Configuration Manager Workstation product. It will no longer be available for purchase and your impacted customers have been notified. Learn more.

F5 | VMware: Partnership Designed for Cloud Success

Watch this video. It showcases how partnerships can evolve to transcend technology to focus on the customer by removing constraints and providing strategic guidance for moving to the cloud.

What’s New in Partner Demand Center?

  • Custom is KingWatch this video to learn how to access content across VMware products and Strategic IT Priorities, customize emails and templates with your logo, value prop, and contact information, and how to share it via social channels or your digital programs.
  • Grow Your Business – Looking for marketing resources to assist in the vSphere/vSphere with Operations Management Upgrade to 6.5? We’ve got your back with Partner Edge – our all-inclusive package of content, programs, and integrated campaigns with analytics and lead management. Whether you execute on our platform or yours, you will own 100% of all leads generated.
  • Accelerate vSAN Sales – New Campaign that provides the latest vSAN online banners, campaign playbook, telemarketing script, social media copy blocks, and email nurture copy to generate and close your deals faster.

Start preparing for the New Year and login to Partner Demand Center today!

Share Your Customer Success Story

Visit the Partner Reference Program page to nominate your customers as a reference and you and your customer could be selected for a fully reimbursable case study and/or video. This is your chance to demonstrate your subject matter expertise, gain valuable assets to use in marketing efforts, access promotional opportunities through VMware marketing channels, and more.

Access New vSAN Partner Marketing Kits

Designed to help you drive awareness and generate leads for vSAN, these online marketing kits (found in the ‘Market’ section) include campaign assets, templates, collateral plus recommendations on campaign execution. Plus view this Marketing Powerpack; it provides great guidance on the tools available.