Author Archives: The VMware Partner Network Team

CRN Channel Chiefs 2019: Jenni Flinders, VP Worldwide Channels, Recognized

VMware is thrilled to announce that CRN, has named Jenni Flinders, VP Worldwide Channels, to its exclusive list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2019. The top executives on this annual list are part of an elite group of leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This distinguished group is recognized for outstanding commitment to driving growth and revenue in their organization through partners, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole. Read more.

VMware PKS Solution Competency Now Available

This new solution competency is designed to help VMware partners extend their infrastructure modernization practices with new Kubernetes-based solutions and revenue streams.  It provides VMware PKS training along with sales, services, and marketing benefits so that partners can deliver higher value-added services to help enterprises run modern applications with flexibility and agility. Partners who obtain the VMware PKS Solution Competency will be able to quote and transact VMware PKS starting in early March.  Learn more.

VMware Certification: Recertification Is Changing and What It Means to You

On February 4, 2019, the mandatory recertification requirement was removed from all current certifications. We want you to upgrade and recertify when it’s important or viable for you. To learn more about these changes and what they mean to you, please read this post.

There are no changes to partner programs at this time.

 

VMware Completes Acquisition of AetherPal

Today VMware completed the acquisition of AetherPal, a provider of remote support solutions that enable IT to remotely view, control, troubleshoot, and fix devices and applications in the field to improve productivity and efficiency, while reducing downtime. Upon closing, AetherPal’s modern approach to enabling remote support will add to the intelligence-driven VMware Workspace ONE platform and its deep cross-platform Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) capabilities, reinforcing VMware’s commitment to simplifying customers’ digital workspace journey. Read More.

CRN Named VMware as one of the Top 20 Coolest Cloud Vendors

VMware was named as one of the Top 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure vendors, of the Top 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors.

Microsoft Announces Support for Azure IoT Edge on VMware vSphere

This announcement reinforces VMware’s comprehensive Edge and IoT strategy and strategic commitment to working closely with Microsoft to deliver value to solve our customer’s most pressing challenges. Check out the OCTO and Azure posts to learn more.

VMware Announces Intent to Acquire AetherPal

Today VMware announced its intent to acquire AetherPal, a provider of remote support solutions that enable IT to remotely view, control, troubleshoot, and fix devices and applications in the field to improve productivity and efficiency, while reducing downtime. Upon closing, AetherPal’s modern approach to enabling remote support will add to the intelligence-driven VMware Workspace ONE platform and its deep cross-platform Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) capabilities, reinforcing VMware’s commitment to simplifying customers’ digital workspace journey. Read More.

VMware is the Most Deployed Hyperconverged Infrastructure

451 Research has proven VMware to be the market leader in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), stating that 2.5x more organizations select vSAN for their digital transformation than the second largest vendor. Read more.

New Exciting Sales and Marketing Tools for VMware Cloud on AWS

To help you fast-start your hybrid cloud practice with VMware Cloud on AWS we’ve re-vamped the VMware Cloud on AWS page in partner central to make it easier for you to find information and added 25 new marketing assets to help you run demand gen campaigns. Additionally, there is an updated VMware Cloud on AWS partner FAQ and a new VMware Cloud on AWS partner playbook.