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VMware vSAN 6.7U1 is Here

VMware vSAN 6.7U1 provides a new HCI experience to help customers accelerate their business through seamless evolution, leading flexibility, and cloud ubiquity. As identified by Gartner, it’s the only HCI solution in the market to address all hybrid cloud use cases, while boosting your profitability.

Consider the HCI Cross-Sell Opportunity in Your Next Order

Leverage this cheat sheet to help your customers reap tremendous cost savings and efficiencies by upgrading their infrastructure with VMware HCI powered by vSphere and vSAN.

Help Your Customers Pick Their Digital Foundation

It’s now time for data centers to adopt a digital foundation so that applications can move effortlessly across the hybrid cloud and across infrastructure that supports a common cross-cloud operational model. Learn more.

REMINDER – End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19

Leverage this cheat sheet when contacting your customers about their upgrade plans and reference this cheat sheet to position HCI. And, encourage your technical staff to register for this webinar on September 26 for insight on how to best support your customers as they upgrade.

Partner Forum @ VMworld 2018 US Begins Sunday, August 26

SUNDAY, August 26

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Partner Sales Training Sessions [Mandalay Bay Ballrooms B-D, L2]
These sales sessions cover key topics to help you sell, grow, and win more business through VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware NSX, and VMware vSAN/HCI solutions.  Note, these sessions will also be offered on Thursday morning.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Partner General Session [Mandalay Bay Ballroom E, L2]
Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Brandon Sweeney, SVP Worldwide Commercial & Channel Sales, Jenni Flinders, Worldwide Channel Chief, and a Special Guest Speaker will share their insights into VMware’s strategy and vision and highlight the cloud and services opportunity with VMware.

5:05 – 5:45 PM – Americas Regional Partner Session [Mandalay Bay Ballroom E, L2]
Join Frank Rauch, VP of Americas Partner Organization at VMware, as he discusses why we need to think differently to maintain a mindset of accelerated growth. Partners across all regions are welcome.

THURSDAY, August 30

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM — Partner Sales Training Sessions [Breakers Rooms, L2]
These sales sessions cover key topics to help you sell, grow, and win more business through VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware NSX, and VMware vSAN/HCI solutions.

Be sure to add the Partner General Session and any other partner sessions to your conference agenda today!

The VMware Partner Lounge [Located in VMvillage, Bayside C, L1] opens Sunday at Noon.  It’s the ideal place for you to host a customer meeting, or simply network, relax, refuel, or recharge your devices throughout the week. And, new this year are the partner-only theater sessions, spanning various programmatic topics including a session on Master Services Competencies, a PKS Partner Primer, special Partner Spotlight sessions, multiple VMware Cloud on AWS sessions and more. You do not need to pre-register for any of these sessions. Pro tip: Stop by the lounge on Sunday to see the schedule, or browse sessions online, and add your favorites manually to your calendar so you don’t miss this bonus partner-only content running Monday – Wednesday. Seating will be limited.

Download the VMworld 2018 Mobile App from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (IOS) to find all the latest information, update your schedule in real-time, and network with other attendees.

 

US Partners – Attend a vSAN Practice Builder 2.0 Workshop Next Week

Learn about the vSAN vision, sales tools, numerous case studies, and network with like-minded professionals.  Next week’s workshops are in Charlotte, Miami, and Tampa – register today.

Hit Refresh – a Fully Integrated vSAN Campaign

Use this campaign to tap into the growing HCI market and take advantage of the highest possible incentives for vSAN by helping customers to Hit Refresh on their current data center.

Provisional Status for NV and HCI Solution Competencies Expire on May 11

Complete the refreshed VSP and VTSP courses for Network Virtualization (NV) and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Solution Competencies to maintain your Solution Rewards benefits and the new HCI accelerator. Losing these Solution Competencies may also impact your program level and other related benefits. Partner University courses are free and available in multiple languages.

Winning vSAN Deals is Now More Profitable

Partners can now earn financial partner incentives on top of your current HCI Solution Rewards. To qualify for the Solution Rewards Accelerator Bonus, you need to be HCI competent , have two additional HCI VSPs (4 total), and have an approved Advantage+ opportunity tied to your vSAN order. Learn more.

VMware Debuts as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

VMware debuted in the Leaders quadrant in the just-published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). VMware is excited to be one of the software-only vendors in the Magic Quadrant and believes that VMware vSAN continues to disrupt the market. Learn more.