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Finishing the Year Strong with Partner Connect

REMINDERS

  • Register here and join us for the vmLIVE on December 17 (@ 8AM PST) to learn more about Third-Party Crediting, new Master Service Competencies (MSCs), the upcoming Partner Connect Program annual audit, and what you can look forward to in Q1 FY22 (beginning January 30)!
  • The Partner Connect Renewal process is live – reference the Program Guide and Top Trending Questions for detailed renewal process and upcoming Partner Connect Program annual audit information.

WHAT’S NEW?

  • Check out the updated (Q421) Partner Connect Program Guide for information on Third-Party Crediting, VMware Cloud Foundation MSCs, the Partner Connect Program annual audit process, updated territory restrictions, and the Amplify 2020 incentive program.
  • Effective November 25, 2020, VMware started applying credit toward Partner Connect tier credits for VMware Platform sales with the following entities: Cisco, Dell Technologies, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HPE, and Lenovo – more to come!

MSCs LAUNCHING THIS QUARTER

  • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) MSC will launch on December 9 – this achievement demonstrates a deep expertise in server, storage, and network virtualization services capabilities, as well as cloud management and automation, and an ability to architect, design, build, and operate an integrated solution.
  • Host Satellite MSC will launch on January 8 – stay tuned for more details.

Partner Connect: Your Fiscal Year-End Prep

REMINDER—the Partner Connect Program Renewal Process is Live!
Reference the Program Guide and Top Trending Questions (in the Resources section of the Partner Connect Portal) for detailed process information.

BE PREPARED

  • Register here and join us at the December 17 vmLIVE to learn about the new Master Services Competencies, how OEM revenue is being incorporated into tier credits, and what you can look forward to in Q1 FY22 (beginning January 30, 2021).
  • In addition to mid-year health check communications sent to partners on October 5, we will perform 90-day and 60-day internal audits prior to the final annual audit and share the results with your Partner Business Managers to work with you on any immediate actions should you be at-risk. The final audit will be conducted in February with any regression or down-leveling implemented the first fiscal Monday of March.

LAUNCHING THIS QUARTER

  • VMware Cloud Foundation Master Services Competency (launching in December) demonstrates a deep expertise in server, storage, and network virtualization, as well as cloud management and automation, and an ability to architect, design, build, and operate an integrated solution.
  • Host Satellite Master Services Competency will launch in January – stay tuned.

VMware Announced the End of Availability (EOA) of vSphere Platinum, Cloud Foundation Platinum, and vCloud Suite Platinum Product Editions

Last month (effective April 2, 2020) VMware announced that the Platinum portfolio is no longer available for purchase. VMware will continue to support the components of the above bundles through their respective published support periods. For more information – including additional details on the newest vSphere release – visit vSphere 7, vCloud Suite, and VMware Cloud Foundation pages.

VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail

Deliver hybrid cloud at hyperspeed with VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail, a solution now available for VMware and Dell joint partners. Generate demand for this joint solution by accessing the VMware Partner Edge marketing campaign today.

New VMware Cloud Foundation Pricing and Packaging

Help your customers modernize data centers by implementing a fully automated Software-Defined Private Cloud, as well as integrate public clouds by consuming the VMware Cloud Foundation stack as a service – the best and easiest way to deploy a modernized data center. Learn more as the new pricing and packaging can help accelerate your sales opportunity.

Two New Sales Briefcase Apps: SDDC Platform, BCA and Databases

Access the Partner Sales Readiness Briefcase page for details on downloading the new SDDC Platform (VMware Cloud Foundation) or Business-Critical Applications (BCA) and Databases Sales Briefcases from App Store or Google Play. The desktop version is also available.

Have you checked out this quarter’s Product Announcements?

Access the Quarterly Launch Briefing portal to receive an exclusive executive summary surrounding VMware Cloud Foundation and more. The Briefing’s 5-10 minute videos will cover what’s new, what’s in it for you, and other important calls to action.