Author Archives: The VMware Partner Network Team

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.

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Horizon now Accessible from the EUC Sales Briefcase

Access all three (AirWatch, Horizon, & Workspace ONE) EUC Sales Briefcases from one single app. For App Store (iTunes) and Google Play mobile apps, simply search on ‘EUC Sales Briefcase’ in the app catalog.

September 8 – Last day to Complete Pending DV and SV Solution Competency Training

Check your DV and SV Solution Competency Status. Your Solution Rewards will be at risk if you do not complete all requirements to achieve the updated Desktop Virtualization (DV) and Server Virtualization (SV) Solution Competencies. Review DV FAQ, SV FAQ and DV Presentation to learn more. FYI, the VSP-SV 2017, VTSP-SV 2017, and vSphere Install, Configure, Manage V6 have been updated with 6.5.