Each year, VMware honors a distinguished group of global partners through the VMware Partner of the Year Awards program, for delivering exceptional results and innovation with the use of VMware products and solutions. In 2020, we awarded Deloitte with both the Americas Regional and Global VMware Partner of the Year Award for Cloud Platform Transformation. Check out the blog post and video outlining their accomplishments.
For those of you arriving from the Carbon Black program, make sure you have achieved your tier requirements, including the Endpoint Protection Solution Competency accreditation by February 27, 2021 to maintain your tier standing. Contact your SBU specialist if you have questions about your status and access Partner Connect Program Guide for more detail.
Learn more about the VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload Security for Containers coming in February.
A recent IDC study interviewed VMware Cloud on AWS customers to compare the solution against other public clouds. VMware Cloud on AWS allows customers to migrate apps to the cloud 46% faster and at 57% lower cost compared to other public cloud solutions. Promote why VMware Cloud on AWS is the fastest, most cost-effective solution for migrating applications using our ready-made digital assets (on the Partner Demand Center) – including downloading this case study and sharing it with your customers.
- 57% lower cost of migration
- 59% less staff required for migration
- 46% faster migration
- 39% lower infrastructure costs
- 83% less unplanned downtime
- 351% 3-year ROI
The ‘Anywhere Workforce’ Debate is the first interactive, online webinar in our VMware Digital Workspace Analyst Series. Featuring Gartner and Oxford University, it is one not to miss if you are looking for world-leading expert insights on changing workforce trends, as well as the practical steps your business can take to successfully manage a distributed ‘anywhere workforce’.
Stuart Downes, Senior Director Analyst, Digital Workplace Infrastructure at Gartner will be our keynote speaker and there will be a panel with Dr. Frey, Director of Future of Work Program, Oxford University. More details and speakers will be announced soon – register today!
Access the short launch videos for VSAN 7.0 P2, Tanzu Advanced Editions, and more from the Quarterly Launch Briefings page to hear the highlights and competitive differentiators of these product releases – including their customer value.
Bookmark the schedule for the vmLIVEs of interest today. This program consists of daily, live webcasts spanning a wide range of topics designed to drive our go-to-market priorities forward. Following are the top 5 vmLIVEs you may not want to miss next week – register today!
As part of on-going program governance, during February 2021 VMware will conduct the Partner Connect Program annual audit to review a partner’s performance in the Program. To maintain your current tier level and continue to have access to those incentives and benefits associated with your program tier, all tier requirements must be met. Please access your Partner Performance Dashboard today and replay the December 17 vmLIVE for more on this topic. NOTE: If you are only missing your Foundational training requirements, it can take as short as 90 minutes to complete.
If your Partner Connect Program renewal is due, RENEW today through your Renewal Dashboard. The reduced Program renewal fee is available through the remainder of our FY21 (January 29, 2021). We continue to post Top Trending Questions on the Partner Connect Program renewal, as well as audit processes and other tools.
Host Satellite Master Services Competency (MSC) launches on January 8. This program recognizes a partner’s expertise and investment in VMware services capabilities across a region. When the Host partner earns a full MSC, all approved affiliated Satellite partners in a region become eligible to earn a MSC with a subset of requirements. Review the MSC Program Guide and the Q4 Partner Connect Program Guide on January 8 for details.
Don’t miss this first-ever, global cloud management partner summit designed to educate, inspire, and enable the global channel community to succeed in the age of digital transformation. It’s your opportunity to hear from 20+ industry-leading speakers from AWS, Google Cloud, the FinOps Foundation, VMware, and others, on how to:
- Boost profitability: Walk away enabled to build a first-class cloud business strategy and drive revenue growth through reliable and superior cloud managed services.
- Adapt in a SaaS world: Get equipped to adapt your business practices to take advantage of demographic and technology shifts, new margin opportunities, and broadening ecosystems, all while at scale.
- Evolve your business: Get to market faster and expand your skill set with first-class training and access to all the resources you need to support your customers and move your business forward.
Sign up for the 2021 CloudLIVE Solution Provider Summit today and join us online on January 13.
We have no indication that VMware has any involvement in the nation-state attack on SolarWinds. We also immediately analyzed the limited use of SolarWinds in our environment and found no evidence of exploitation.
In a separate event, earlier this month, the National Security Agency (NSA) identified a vulnerability in VMware Workspace ONE (CVE 2020-4006). We issued a security patch for this vulnerability on Dec 3, 2020, and we continue to encourage all customers to apply the latest product updates, security patches and mitigations made available for their specific environment. In addition, VMware Carbon Black and NSX have been updated to provide customers the ability to detect and prevent malicious components related to these recent breaches. Although there may be commonalities between some methodologies used in a recent intrusion into an industry network and methodologies that can be used to exploit CVE 2020-4006, at this time, we have no indications that VMware has any involvement in the nation-state attack on SolarWinds. We want to clarify that all unpatched vulnerabilities that provide initial access can be used to achieve and maintain a persistent presence in networks.
We have been longtime advocates of cyber-hygiene principles that focus on protecting mission-critical business applications and data. These basic principles have never been more important and, when adhered to, can make a meaningful difference. They include Hardening and Patching, Multi-Factor Authentication, Least Privilege, Micro-segmentation, and Behavioral-Based Threat Detection and Response.
VMware strives to provide customers with solutions that make security intrinsic to their environment, building it into their infrastructure, device management and applications, simplifying cyber hygiene, and shifting customers from a reactive posture to a position of strength. We remain committed to transparency and will update this blog post as events transpire.
For additional product information, please refer to the following blog posts.
Hindsight might be 2020, but forecasting can be as well, especially with the visions established during the VMworld 2020 virtual event where industry experts revealed the changes and updates we’ve made with our partners and clients that will affect platform services over the next year. Download this guide to access all the replay sessions that are specifically focused for our Cloud Provider partners to learn about our strategy and products. Whether you are a Cloud Builder, Managed Service Provider, Cloud Architect or Developer, this guide is for you!