Access the Development Funds page and plan to attend/replay a training session this month to learn about the changes to the new policy and reach out to your PMM or PBM with questions.
The End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services after this date, your customers will need to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. Upgrading to vSphere delivers the latest vSAN release and capabilities (consider leveraging the ‘Hit Refresh’ campaign – article in Marketing section below – to target your vSphere customers). Please note that vCloud Suite 5 and vSphere with Operations Management customers running vSphere 5.5 are also recommended to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. To help you with your customer outreach, download this cheat sheet.
Download this short video to hear VMware VP, Lee Caswell’s perspective along with how you can get started today.
Beginning August 6, 2018, the End of Availability (EOA) of Basic Federal Support and Basic Support for NSX and vSAN will take effect and the offering will no longer be quoted, although outstanding, active quotations will be orderable until their expiration. For more information, contact your VMware account or sales representative.
Key benefits of this change include a unified customer experience along with billing enhancements. To avoid any quoting or ordering interruption, be sure to check your organization’s Subscription Services status here. If your organization is not active (or enabled), you will see a box labeled ‘Sign Subscription Services Authorization Agreement’ on the right of the page.
New to Subscription Services? It’s strongly recommended that at least 1 person from your organization completes the VMware Operations Professional – Subscriptions Expert (VOPSE) accreditation (a free, on-demand course).
Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is already one of the most important initiatives driving the transition to the modernize the data center. As Grandview Research states, “In the next months 40% of large organizations and 35% of mid-tier organizations intend to shift from traditional architecture to hyper-converged infrastructure.” Learn more.
In preparation for the August 13th migration to the VMware Channel, AirWatch customers with no previous VMware partner affiliation will be selecting an eligible VMware Solution Provider of their choice. Please ensure your contact email is up-to-date in Partner Locator, so that you may receive these customer inquiries. It’s important to note that to be eligible to resell to these migrating AirWatch customers, you must be Subscription Delivery Platform (SDP) enabled. Contact the AirWatch Migration Team with any migration questions.
Visit the webpage and access the quick links below to learn more about VMware’s newest addition to the NSX Portfolio:
This release offers features and capabilities that enable improves performance, usability, and consistency. Significant improvements to management and monitoring tools are matched by application consistency improvements. Learn more.
The partner program begins Sunday, August 26 at 2 PM. Hear our executives share the fundamental insights on VMware’s business, partner opportunities and incentives, our expanding ecosystem, and more. Start exploring the Content Catalog now and be sure to add all partner sessions to your conference agenda
It’s important to note that access to the partner program will be included with purchase of the VMworld 2018 full conference pass.