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Partner Connect Renewals vmLIVE is Tomorrow, September 22!

REMINDER – the Partner Connect Renewal process will be reinstated on September 25 (read the Program Legal Notification).

STAY CURRENT – register now and join us for Partner Connect Renewals vmLIVE on September 22. The renewal process reinstates in September with milestone dates for many in October. Find out what to expect, what actions you need to take, and how this can benefit you. Plus, we’ll share important dates for the mid-year health check, actions for the January Audit, and resources to help you progress in the Program.

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

  • Check out the recent virtual coffee chat with Miriam Byrne, Services Director at Triangle Computer Services, where she shares how they are meeting customer challenges with innovative solutions.
  • Wetcom | Winner of the 2020 Global Digital Transformation Award – they earned this distinction for delivering superior value throughout the customer journey with solutions that met desired customer outcomes – take a look.

Build Your Tanzu Business on Firm Foundations while Strengthening Your Customer Relationships

Get started on growing your Modern Applications business and new revenue stream, by reading this overview presentation and viewing these FAQs.

In just 30 days, you can take all of the required courses to achieve the new Modern Applications Platform (MAP) Solutions Competency that will help you:

  • Unlock new Tanzu expertise that will empower your staff to sell and deliver VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and VMware Tanzu Mission Control
  • Boost profitability with 6% rebates on selected products
  • Prepare you for the more advanced Cloud Native Master Services Competency

Also, Tanzu Build Service – a Kubernetes-native way to automatically build and continuously maintain containerized applications at enterprise scale – is now GA. It gives developers a simple workflow for constructing and updating OCI-compliant containers for any Kubernetes platform, while delivering the security benefits of automated dependency patching and management to operators. Check out the Launch Briefing video for an overview.

Tanzu NFR Licenses are now also available for hands-on training, lab use, and customer demos.

Have questions? Bring them to the Tanzu Connect Partner Webinar Series, held weekly on Wednesdays, to learn more about Tanzu solutions and why customer demand for Kubernetes and containers is soaring.

Reference this new Tech Executives Guide to Modern Apps eBook, which outlines how CIOs are thinking about modern apps planning and challenges they face. By better understanding what CIOs face and how they are planning, you can be better aligned to help your customers optimize their strategy and increase their bottom line.

AWS Presence @ VMworld 2020 – Lots of Activities, Start Planning Now!

Discover how you can take a faster, easier, and cost-effective path to the hybrid cloud with VMware and AWS at VMworld 2020 with keynotes, sessions, guided workshops/hands-on labs, meetings with VMware and AWS experts and more.

As VMware’s preferred cloud partner for vSphere-based workloads, AWS will have a significant presence at this year’s VMworld.  The VMworld virtual format makes it easier than ever for you to learn about our joint hybrid solutions. Whether you’re interested in migrating applications to the cloud, deploying Horizon virtual desktops with VMware Cloud on AWS, running containerized workloads with TKG on VMware Cloud on AWS, or scaling databases with RDS on VMware, there are interesting sessions available.

To help you prepare, leverage this all-inclusive guide highlighting all AWS-VMware joint sessions, activities, and opportunities!

Prepare Your Customers for Their Future Ready Journey

The ability to respond quickly to a crisis, adapt quickly to a new reality, and accelerate innovation is what we’re calling Future Ready. Your customers might be well along the path or just starting out on this three-phase journey. Regardless of where your customers are in the journey, your primary goal should be to help them build a digital-first model that fuels business results without jeopardizing future flexibility or resiliency. Our soon-to-be-released Future Ready Partner Playbook will cover these phases – including the distinct workstreams across work, cloud, security, and apps to help you facilitate your customer planning conversations for short-and long-term business objectives.

The NEW Future Ready Workforce Campaign will be available in the NEW Partner Demand Center on September 14. This campaign enables ‘anywhere organizations’ to embrace a sustainable remote-work strategy via a secure, scalable, and unified digital infrastructure. It will include a variety of assets that touch on all four stages of the customer buying journey, across four unique messaging pillars. Watch this video and view the campaign guide for a sneak peek.

For those of you registered for VMworld, add the Future Ready partner sessions to your conference agenda today!

Enhancements to Amazon RDS on VMware Functionality – Learn More Sep-24 or @ VMworld

Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS) on VMware is a fully managed database as a service, that automates administrative tasks for on-prem databases in VMware vSphere environments. Several new functionalities have been added to the RDS on VMware platform (Read Replicas,  SQL Server Always-On availability groups, Reserved Instance Pricing Option, and Proxy Server Support)  – view features here.

Register now to join the exclusive AWS Webinar for Partners on September 24, titled: Manage Databases in Private Datacenters with Amazon RDS.  AWS experts will provide an overview of the product – including its benefits, feature highlights, prerequisites, and use cases.

Registered for VMworld 2020?  Add this session (HCP3187S) to your conference agenda and plan to visit the VMworld Cloud City virtual booth for a demo! Interested in all the joint AWS-VMworld offerings at VMworld?  Take a moment to view this guide!

Meanwhile, visit this wepage or reach out to aws-rds-help@vmware.com for more information.

 

VMworld 2020: Be Part of What’s Possible

Discover perspectives, expertise, and training to accomplish more and move forward faster. Our new – and FREE – online format for VMworld 2020 includes over 900 sessions and access to expert Q&As you’ll only get from September 30 – October 1.

Now is the time to create your customized VMworld 2020 experience as session scheduling is now available in the content catalog. Save your virtual seat for the partner-focused sessions and others of interest today, and be among the first to hear the latest and greatest.

Access this promotional deck for various assets to help you promote VMworld to your customers. Included in the assets are customizable co-branding assets, social media kit, and 6 new Guided Xperience Agendas – our curated lists of ‘must attend’ sessions for both you and your customers focused on these key solutions areas: App Modernization, Digital Workspace, Hybrid Cloud, Intrinsic Security, Virtual Cloud Networking, and VMware Cloud on AWS.

Making NSX-T Migration Work for your Customers Webinar on Sep-23

Are you interested in learning more about NSX-V to NSX-T Migration options, updates and techniques?  If so, join us on September 23 at 9:00 AM PST for our 2-hour webinar: Making NSX-T Migration Work for Your Customers. 

Part one (first hour) will focus on updates on the ongoing NSX-V to T migration, including:

  • Customer Migration options
  • Updates on migration in NSX-T 3.0
  • Roadmap
  • Recent successful migrations

Part two (second hour) will focus on migration techniques. There are many techniques for migrating customers from NSX-V to NSX-T.  Choosing the right approach for your customer is the key to long term success. You will learn:

  • in-place, lift and shift and co-exist migration techniques
  • tools that are available to help in those techniques

Register in advance!

Introducing the VMware Marketplace!

VMware Marketplace is a catalog of 2,500+ third-party and open-source solutions for all VMware products. Until now, VMware customers have discovered and deployed compatible and validated partner solutions through the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) and VMware Cloud Marketplace services. These two services have now been merged into a consolidated platform. Read more AND register for the September 10 webinar to learn more!

Enabling NSX-T Migration for your Customers Webinar on Sep-10

Are you interested in learning about the latest Partner updates on the ongoing NSX-V to NSX-T Migration activities?  If so, plan to join us for 1 hour on September 10th at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

The Enabling NSX-T Migration for Your Customers webinar will discuss:

  • The primary sales motions and understand how to position an NSX-V to T migration to your customers
  • How you can drive services revenue in addition to identifying new opportunities for customers using NSX today
  • Different ways to migrate your customers
  • Sales and technical resources available to you and your customers

Register in advance!

  • Meeting ID: 910 1595 0458
  • Passcode: 497943

New Partner Demand Center Updates

New Partner Demand Center Portal Coming Mid-September
Our Partner Demand Center will be migrated to a new platform with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, designed for you and your partners to download marketing materials and drive demand through campaigns. Similar to the existing platform, you will be able to access the new Partner Demand Center directly from the Partner Connect portal. Stay tuned – more information and a training schedule will be shared soon.

Agency Marketplace
Take your campaign to the next level with the help of our Agency Marketplace. Our curated agencies provide creative paid marketing solutions to supplement campaigns to increase prospect engagement and leads.

New Digital Assets
Check out these new digital assets that have been added including the following:

VMware Cloud on AWS: Scale on Demand – new digital assets and a social kit have been added to the Scale on Demand campaign to support a comprehensive and consistent virtual desktop solution for your prospects.