VMware announced the End of Availability (EoA) for VMware vCloud SP Standard Bundle (5pt) to any new users effective April 15, 2018. Existing cloud providers using the VMware vCloud SP Standard Bundle can continue to use and report consumption of the 5pt Bundle through March 2020. After March 2020, the product will be removed from the program and no further use will be allowed. View the Cloud Provider Program guide to learn more.
The Partner Forum General Session welcomed over 2,500 partners to VMworld Europe and provided key insights on building and growing a comprehensive VMware practice. From data center to cloud, to professional services and consumption, partners heard about:
Core growth drivers with Partners and epic execution in H1’FY19
Evolving partner transformation priorities and partner program to deliver a best-in-class experience
Major announcements including NEW benefits for Master Services Partners; free access to VMware Learning Zone Premium subscription, additional Partner Edge Marketing program support; new Partner Competency for VMware PKS
VMware Partner Services practices and the continued opportunity to embrace cloud through VMware Cloud on AWS, IBM Cloud, and VMware Cloud Provider Partners
Building on the momentum from VMworld US, VMware continued to demonstrate its leadership and innovation at VMworld Europe in Barcelona by unveiling exciting new technologies and solutions that deliver on the company’s digital foundation vision. There are tremendous opportunities for you to take advantage of VMware’s momentum such as doubling-down on selling the full VMware solution and making big bets around Services and Cloud and increasing your profitability. Read this blog post for more highlights.
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.
VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3provides the simplest path to the hybrid cloud through an integrated software platform – the foundation for both private and public cloud environments. Cloud Foundation delivers a simple, secure, and agile cloud infrastructure by providing a complete set of software-defined services. The product can be flexibly deployed on premises on certified vSAN ReadyNodes or as part of integrated systems from major OEMs. It can also be consumed as a service from select VMware Cloud Providers.
Last month, the vCloud Air Network (vCAN) program name changed to the VMware Cloud Provider Program. The new program name better conveys the breadth of cloud services that you provide and it will also be incorporated into the broader VMware message of supporting vSphere workloads in private, public, and hybrid clouds. Aside from this program name change, everything else within the program will remain the same. Read more.