Today VMware announced the appointment of Jenni Flinders as vice president, Worldwide Channels. In this role, Flinders will serve as VMware’s worldwide channel chief and be responsible for developing and executing overall VMware channel strategy and programs for VMware’s global ecosystem of solution providers, distributors, OEMs, and telecommunications partners. Flinders will report to Brandon Sweeney, senior vice president, Worldwide Commercial and Channel Sales, VMware. Read more.
Today we hosted our first-ever Cloud Briefing headlined by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, who introduced the third major milestone release of VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) service offering to the European market. VMware and AWS executives from around the globe joined Pat and unveiled a full slate of new and enhanced services that advance our VMware Cloud portfolio. Watch the replay here.
We announced the expansion of the VMware Partner Network (VPN) program to enable Solution Providers, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and System Integrators/System Outsourcers (SISOs) to grow their hybrid cloud business. And we also launched a new VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency which provides the training, enablement, and rewards partners need to be successful selling and managing VMware Cloud on AWS.
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Building on the momentum from the exciting announcement at VMworld 2017 US, against the backdrop of AWS Re:invent 2017, VMware and AWS announced that VMware CloudTM on AWS is now available in the AWS US East (N. Virginia) region. In addition to bringing this service to a new region, we are also introducing a rich set of capabilities that enable customers to migrate, run, and protect production applications at scale.
We recently doubled the number of partners we are working with across all types – including technology partners, SISOs, MSPs, and solution providers. Today, technology partners can test their solutions on VMware Cloud on AWS through the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. As discussed at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017, we are working towards the delivery of new VMware Partner Network (VPN) Cloud offerings supporting VMware Cloud on AWS for our RTM partners (SISOs, solution providers, and MSPs). This offering will be available in Q1’FY19 and it will provide partners with incentives and benefits to reward those partners who develop services and drive consumption for VMware Cloud on AWS. To learn more, access the VMware Cloud on AWS page from Partner Central, read this post, or contact your VMware Partner Business Manager.
This week, CRN announced its 2017 Annual Report Card Winners, giving top marks to key vendors and VMware has been named the overall winner in the Desktop & Server Virtualization category. Solution Providers scored vendors in 22 technology categories based on their performance across three subcategories: product innovation, support and partnership. VMware swept the votes in all of the subcategories, maintaining its position for the third year in a row. Read more.
Get ready to hear some of the greatest leaders in the cloud industry discuss best practices and insights on navigating the cloud native journey during the Cloud Expert Panel Discussion [CNA3158PU] on Weds, Aug. 30. Check out the panel participants and be sure to add it to your conference schedule today.
Attendees will also hear about related VMware technologies, solutions, and best practices directly from solution providers who are in the forefront of building next gen DevOps solutions for customers.