CRN’s 2018 Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications submitted by over 270 vendors, outlining all aspects of their partner programs. As part of the Partner Program Guide, CRN designates some programs as 5-Star Partner Programs and we are happy to announce that VMware’s programs received the 5-Star vendor ranking in 5 key technology spaces: Networking and Unified Communications, Cloud, Security, Software, and Storage.
Complete the refreshed VSP and VTSP courses for Network Virtualization (NV) and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Solution Competencies to maintain your Solution Rewards benefits and the new HCI accelerator. Losing these Solution Competencies may also impact your program level and other related benefits. Partner University courses are free and available in multiple languages.
We have launched a brand-new Cloud Consumption Incentives Program to motivate you to drive utilization of VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cross-Cloud services. To be eligible for this incentive, take the necessary steps to achieve the VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency among other requirements. Replay this vmLIVE to learn more about how you can benefit from the VMware and AWS partnership.
We are also happy to announce the VMware Cloud on AWS Partner Campaign. The first wave of AWS demand generation materials are now available in English. Download these assets from the Partner Demand Center to start building your VMware Cloud on AWS practice today.
Today VMware announced the appointment of Jenni Flinders as vice president, Worldwide Channels. In this role, Flinders will serve as VMware’s worldwide channel chief and be responsible for developing and executing overall VMware channel strategy and programs for VMware’s global ecosystem of solution providers, distributors, OEMs, and telecommunications partners. Flinders will report to Brandon Sweeney, senior vice president, Worldwide Commercial and Channel Sales, VMware. Read more.
EMPOWER 2018 Global Conference is the new, ultimate partner training event that replaces Partner Exchange and it’s is almost here. Access the Content Catalog to view the very best of our internal technical training that will be available to you throughout the conference. Note that if you register by March 30, 2018, you will be automatically entered into a raffle to win one of three VMworld 2018 Full Conference Passes. Reach out to our EMPOWER Team with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in April at VMware’s top technical partner event of the year!
Watch this video on how to get Cloud Verified. The VMware Cloud Provider Platform is a tested, validated, and highly scalable combination of essential VMware products delivering critical cloud-provider capabilities such as multi-tenancy, self-service, extensible frameworks and metering for VMware environments, enabling cloud providers to deliver differentiated services. The Cloud Provider Platform is the best destination in the cloud for on-prem workloads and empowers cloud providers to grow revenue, improve customer experiences, and create more monetization opportunities, along with a clear route to the VMware Cloud Verified badge.
Visit the Briefing Portal to view the exciting new releases surrounding VMware Cloud on AWS, vSAN, vSphere, vRealize and much more. The 5-10 minute executive briefing videos cover what is being announced, what’s in it for you, and important calls to action.
If you are a technical individual, then this is a must-attend VMware event.
EMPOWER 2018 Global Conference is a NEW stand-alone partner event that replaces Partner Exchange, previously held at VMworld. EMPOWER is a multi-day event that will be held in Atlanta, GA April 16-19 providing technical individuals in-depth and handpicked technical content and training on how to design and deploy VMware solutions. We encourage you to check out the Content Catalog to see for yourself all of the valuable content – such as VMware Cloud on AWS, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), and NSX – that you can expect to learn at EMPOWER. Note that there will be on-site VCP and VCAP exams available for you to take as well. Register today.
You should have received an email invitation from our Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Sales and Channel Operations, Brandon Sweeney, between Feb. 14-22. Please carve out time to participate by next week. It’s the perfect opportunity to share how we can enhance our business with you. Click here to learn more.
On March 7, valued VMware partners can attend the first-ever VMware Cloud Briefing – an online, global event and hear from VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Executives on the next important milestone in the VMware Cloud strategy. We will be sharing essential updates, demos and partner program news.
Don’t miss out on these updates and the opportunities they present for your business. Register now for the event on March 7.