As Kubernetes adoption continues to soar, KubeAcademy provides an accessible learning path to advance your skill set, regardless of where you are on your Kubernetes journey. KubeAcademy is a free, product-agnostic Kubernetes and cloud native technology education program built by a team of expert instructors. Go here to find out which courses are right for you.
Tanzu editions package app modernization capabilities into clearly defined bundles. Replay the ‘Discover Tanzu Editions – plus a 50% off Promo’ vmLIVE to find out how your customers can get more from containers and Kubernetes – and how you can increase profits, leveraging the up to 50% off vSphere with Tanzu promotion.
The new VMware vSphere with Tanzu campaign is for upgrading existing vSphere customers to vSphere with Tanzu, which opens the door for other upsell and cross-sell opportunities. vSphere 7 is key to infrastructure modernization and agile operations.
and, MORE ENABLEMENT
The Partner Solution Playbook for vSphere with Tanzu has just been released.
The VMware Tanzu page on Partner Connect has been redesigned to include sales and training assets to help your company accelerate your App Modernization process.
Note, the new Modern Applications Platform (MAP) Solutions Competency replaced the VMware PKS Solution Competency on August 21. If you have achieved the PKS Solution Competency or completed the requirements by September 21, you will be granted Provisional Status toward the MAP Solution Competency and will have until February 21, 2021 to meet new requirements. As a reminder, the MAP will help you:
Accelerate your Kubernetes technical skills through achievement of our new Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC). This competency is intended to recognize partners who specialize in Kubernetes operations, site reliability engineering, and DevOps. It will help interested partners take advantage of the industry shift to Kubernetes and modern applications and start building new revenue streams as container usage soars. Learn more.
Interested? Get started now, so you are prepared to take advantage of the vSphere 7 with Tanzu upgrade opportunity. Plus, review this overview presentation and FAQ document and keep in mind that you will need to complete three Cloud Native Master Specialist Badges and submit one customer reference validating your expertise to achieve this MSC.
Cloud Native Master Services Competency
Accelerate your Kubernetes deep technical skills through achievement of our new Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC).Get started now so that you are prepared to take advantage of the vSphere 7 with Kubernetes upgrade opportunity. Review this overview presentation and FAQ document and…learn more!
Carbon Black Technical Courses & Endpoint Protection Solution Competency
VMware now offers 5 new Carbon Black technical courses with live online classes. While each course is 1-day in length, we recommend taking 3 – 5 courses together in the same week (look for our course-bundle Bootcamp coming soon).
The Endpoint Protection Solution Competency, including the Solution Competency guide, is now available on Partner University. This Solution Competency is comprised of the Endpoint Protection VSP, VTSP, and Post-Sales training. Individuals can earn the badge by completing the course and passing the assessment, and partners who achieve the Solution Competency will be eligible for Solution Rewards on Carbon Black Cloud products. Learn more!
SAVE THE DATE – register now for our next Partner Connect vmLIVE on July 22 @ 8 AM PST to hear about upcoming competency launches, renewal reinstatement, and annual audit information.
- Cloud Native Master Services Competency – target launch is July 17 (more details below).
- Partner Connect Program Renewal process will be reinstated on September 25, 2020 – read the Legal Notification – communications with additional information are being sent to the Primary and Alternate contacts of impacted partners in July and August.
- Partner Connect Business Continuity page showcases how you and your customers can maintain business continuity, stay connected, and find support.
UPDATED Resources & Partner Showcases
- Virtual ‘coffee chat’ series on Power of Partnership blog – last month Rich Steeves connected with Jamison Nack, Vice President of Sales at AHEAD, showcasing how AHEAD is meeting customer challenges with innovative solutions.
- Get answers to the Top Trending Questions in the Resources section of the Partner Connect page.
Today we announced our intent to acquire Datrium, a leader in cloud-native disaster recovery, to deliver on our vision to provide a cost-optimized Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution that can be rapidly deployed and managed as a modern cloud service. Datrium is already a VMware partner offering DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS as an end-to-end DR service. The Datrium DRaaS solution offers an innovative, cost-optimized approach with incremental backups that are encrypted, deduped, and stored efficiently in AWS S3. 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.
Last month we unveiled the new VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC) that will enable current and future partners to architect a Kubernetes-based platform. This month, we launched the Cloud Native Master Specialist Badge – a partner’s first step towards obtaining the Cloud Native MSC – targeted to launch in Q1 FY21 (February 1 through May 1, 2020) – that will require a partner organization to have three individuals with this badge and a customer reference.
VMware has unveiled a new VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC) that will enable current and future partners to architect a Kubernetes-based platform supported by complementary technologies from the cloud native ecosystem for continuous delivery of applications. The Cloud Native MSC is intended for those individuals who focus on Cloud Native Operations, Development, Site Reliability Engineering, and DevOps. This Master Services Competency builds upon the VMware PKS Solution Competency introduced in February 2019 to provide partners with the capabilities to offer and deliver VMware PKS and Kubernetes services to their customers.