VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud standard SKUs will be available (along with ELAs and SPFs) in VMware Partner Connect starting June 1, 2020. VMware SD-WAN SKUs will no longer be available for MSPs and Resellers through the VeloCloud Partner Program starting on June 1, 2020. Partners must have hardware terms & conditions in their contract in order to transact hardware in Partner Connect – be sure to sign the updated Partner Connect Program agreement to ensure hardware eligibility.
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow from 8AM -3PM PT (11AM – 6PM ET) for the latest tech, sales, and marketing enablement content, tailored specifically for you, our partners.
VMware Skyline is included – at no additional charge – with customers’ Production and Premier Support contracts. Visit our new page to learn how to articulate the value of VMware Skyline proactive support for their environments and download the new resources and enablement toolkit. Become their hero by helping them learn how to avoid technical problems and have less downtime – register them (and yourself) for upcoming Skyline webinars today.
After the deal closes, Octarine will enable VMware Carbon Black Cloud to secure applications running in Kubernetes. VMware has invested heavily in helping our mutual customers build new modern applications, as well as modernize existing applications with our acquisitions of Pivotal, Bitnami and Heptio in recent years. As important as it is to help your customers increase developer productivity, security and operations still matter. Our acquisition of Octarine will help our mutual customers to further protect their modern apps from build to run. Read more.
Due to these challenging times, we are offering our partners complimentary access to the VMware Learning Zone (VLZ) Premium Subscription for the next six months! VLZ is your single source for digital learning from VMware and it will enable you to grow you skills and better face current IT challenges. Learn more.
THIS JUST IN… Partner Connect Program Earns 5 out of 5 Stars from CRN! The program was recently featured in CRN’s Partner Program Guide announcement where they commended the advancements in our program that recognizes the importance of technical service capabilities, citing one partner who reinforced the importance of Master Services Competencies (MSCs) to help differentiate his business.
UPDATED! Partner Connect Program Guide – quarterly update includes content clarifications and updated product hierarchy.
NEW Resources & Partner Showcases!
- Product Hierarchy Mapping file – includes the ability to quickly locate a SKU and shows how a product SKU is mapped to the Strategic IT Priority, Program Pathways, and earned tier credits.
- Principal Partner Benefits Page – outlines benefits for attaining mastery and demonstrating top-tier sales performance.
- Top Trending Questions resource located on the home page.
- Virtual ‘coffee chat’ series on Power of Partnership blog – first up, Yves Sandfort, President & Founder of comdivision in Germany, reveals how remote working is impacting business and how comdivision is helping businesses adapt.
QUESTIONS? Reach out to your Partner Business Manager or contact the Partner Connect team.
Learn more more about the vSphere 7.0 upgrade and Assessment Tool. Conducting hardware compatibility assessments using the vSphere Assessment Tool will translate into hardware refresh sales opportunities, consulting services projects, and profits from new license sales. Access this vSphere 7.0 Playbook to find out how you can earn thousands in Sales Assessment Rewards.
Last month (effective April 2, 2020) VMware announced that the Platinum portfolio is no longer available for purchase. VMware will continue to support the components of the above bundles through their respective published support periods. For more information – including additional details on the newest vSphere release – visit vSphere 7, vCloud Suite, and VMware Cloud Foundation pages.
The platform includes many updates to the core and increased support for NSX-T, as well as a handy migration tool for NSX-V to NSX-T. Possibly the biggest news is in the new App Launchpad capability, effectively making VCD an application PAAS platform, delivering any application to customers without the need to understand underlying infrastructure. Many new updates to Terraform Provider, Container Service Extension, vRealize Tenant App, and Object Storage Extension are contained and surround this release – making VCD the perfect service delivery platform for Cloud Providers. Learn more.
Register now and learn from multiple Cloud, VDI and application security experts from across VMware, VeloCloud, and Microsoft in this half-day summit on April 28.