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.
We’ve centralized all Modern Application training resources on Partner University so that you can easily find Tanzu Connect Webinar recordings, Hands-on Labs, and courses for Solutions, MSCs, and more all in one place! #schooled
The VMware Modern Application Platform (MAP) Solution Competency is a foundational step for you to gain the product expertise to successfully sell and deliver VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and VMware Tanzu Mission Control solutions to your customers. Note, if you gained provisional status from the VMware PKS Solution Competency, you will have until February 21, 2021 to complete MAP Solution Competency training to maintain your status.
Enroll to hear our Tanzu team talk more about how application modernization is a priority like never before, container usage is skyrocketing, and how Tanzu Basic allows you to run Kubernetes in vSphere to handle it all.
VMware Cloud Director service is a SaaS implementation of VMware Cloud Director – the industry leading multi-tenant Service Delivery Platform for VMware Cloud Providers. Available since May 2020 in US West region, this solution now has a global presence with CDs available in Frankfurt and Tokyo. Having a global footprint means cloud providers can utilize VMware Cloud Director service in their geography to manage infrastructure in their nearest VMware Cloud on AWS data center.
Welcome VMware Cloud Director 10.2 – continuing to be a market leader, delivering highly scalable and NSX-T backed secure cloud infrastructure. Cloud Providers can deliver more economical infrastructure and new application services faster than ever with support for Kubernetes clusters and digital application delivery from VMware Cloud marketplace and custom solutions. Transformation is now simplified (indifferent to the predefined infrastructure and security), allowing customers to focus on their business and transformation strategies all in one platform. Check out this briefing paper.
In just 30 days, you can take all of the required courses to achieve the new Modern Applications Platform (MAP) Solutions Competency that will help you:
- Unlock new Tanzu expertise that will empower your staff to sell and deliver VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and VMware Tanzu Mission Control
- Boost profitability with 6% rebates on selected products
- Prepare you for the more advanced Cloud Native Master Services Competency
Also, Tanzu Build Service – a Kubernetes-native way to automatically build and continuously maintain containerized applications at enterprise scale – is now GA. It gives developers a simple workflow for constructing and updating OCI-compliant containers for any Kubernetes platform, while delivering the security benefits of automated dependency patching and management to operators. Check out the Launch Briefing video for an overview.
Tanzu NFR Licenses are now also available for hands-on training, lab use, and customer demos.
Have questions? Bring them to the Tanzu Connect Partner Webinar Series, held weekly on Wednesdays, to learn more about Tanzu solutions and why customer demand for Kubernetes and containers is soaring.
Reference this new Tech Executives Guide to Modern Apps eBook, which outlines how CIOs are thinking about modern apps planning and challenges they face. By better understanding what CIOs face and how they are planning, you can be better aligned to help your customers optimize their strategy and increase their bottom line.
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!
We’re releasing two new technical courses to get you started with VMware Tanzu. In June, we’re offering a 1-day management and operations course for Tanzu Mission Control (read more), and in July we’ll be offering the 2-day Install, Configure, Manage released for Tanzu Kubernetes grid. Combine the two courses to get 3-days of expert, instructor-led content for VMware’s exciting new product portfolio, Tanzu.
VMware Cloud on AWS continues to gain traction among our partners and customers and with new features and business continuity partner incentives, there’s no better time for you to guide your customers toward VMware’s hybrid cloud solution. Following are some of the new capabilities, incentives, and resources to help you grow your hybrid cloud business.
- Special business continuity incentive that can be used to help your customers avoid infrastructure disruptions, minimize infrastructure risk, and aid remote workers.
- Support for Kubernetes for VMware Cloud on AWS enabling you to deploy a hybrid cloud solution that supports both VMs and containers.
- 2-host Cluster Capability in Preview, to help your customers get started on their VMware Cloud on AWS journey – either to prove value or to reduce the cost of getting started.
- Tune into the VMware Cloud on AWS Unplugged podcast series, delivered by VMware experts, covering topics including solution overview, cloud migration, data center extension, business continuity, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Plus, Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS and cloud economics.
- Bookmark the VMware Cloud on AWS blog for all the latest updates.
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.
Last month VMware marked a new chapter announcing a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to help customers modernize their applications and infrastructure. The highlights included the newly expanded VMware Tanzu portfolio for modern applications and VMware Cloud Foundation 4 with Tanzu. This automated, turnkey hybrid cloud platform – that now supports both traditional VM-based and container-based applications – features the new VMware Cloud Foundation Services using Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and the new VMware vSphere 7 to drive developer productivity.
Take a moment to watch some of the following partner-specific videos from the launch event (or access all 15 of them on PartnerTV) and don’t forget to share!
- Partner Ecosystem and Opportunity
- Partner Executive Roundtable (with three of our ecosystem partners)
- Partner Executive Overview
- Industry Analyst Perspective
VMware is uniquely positioned with the most comprehensive software stack for modern applications—spanning application to infrastructure— to work for you. Be sure to attend EMPOWER Online 2020 Americas/APJ/Europe to get more educated on these solutions.