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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.

HEADS UP– EoGS for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018

The End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services after this date, your customers will need to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. Upgrading to vSphere delivers the latest vSAN release and capabilities (consider leveraging the ‘Hit Refresh’ campaign – article in Marketing section below – to target your vSphere customers). Please note that vCloud Suite 5 and vSphere with Operations Management customers running vSphere 5.5 are also recommended to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. To help you with your customer outreach, download this cheat sheet.

EOA of Basic Federal, NSX, and vSAN Support

Beginning August 6, 2018, the End of Availability (EOA) of Basic Federal Support and Basic Support for NSX and vSAN will take effect and the offering will no longer be quoted, although outstanding, active quotations will be orderable until their expiration. For more information, contact your VMware account or sales representative.

Adding Best-in-Class HCI with VMware vSAN

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is already one of the most important initiatives driving the transition to the modernize the data center. As Grandview Research states, “In the next months 40% of large organizations and 35% of mid-tier organizations intend to shift from traditional architecture to hyper-converged infrastructure.” Learn more.

Find out how VMware vSAN 6.7 Meets Your Customers’ HCI Needs

This release offers features and capabilities that enable improves performance, usability, and consistency. Significant improvements to management and monitoring tools are matched by application consistency improvements. Learn more.

VMware Extends Commitment to U.S. Public Sector with VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US)

Announcing VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), a forthcoming hybrid cloud service that will enable United States public sector agencies to leverage a common cloud infrastructure on premises and in the public cloud to further increase agility and security. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), which is on the path to secure FedRAMP authority to operate, was designed to improve IT efficiency and help lower costs as agencies transition to the cloud by enabling them to deploy and run applications on familiar VMware software-defined data centers (SDDC) on AWS GovCloud (US).

Delivered, sold and supported by VMware and its channel partners as an on-demand cloud service, and running on Amazon EC2 dedicated, elastic, bare-metal infrastructure, VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) will be powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, the unified SDDC platform that integrates vSphere, VMware vSAN, and VMware NSX virtualization technologies.

Read the full press release to learn more.

VMware to Showcase Joint VMware|Veeam Solutions at VeeamON 2018

VMware is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor at VeeamON 2018, a one-of-a-kind event focused on availability bringing the world’s leading IT experts and visionaries together. During the event, VMware will be showcasing joint VMware|Veeam solutions that empower businesses to modernize their data centers and integrate public clouds.

Visit the VMware Booth #104 to view our solution demos.   And, learn more at the following VeeamON sessions:

If you still need to register for VeeamON, use code VMWARE100 for $100 off registration. For more information about VMware and Veeam’s alliance, visit vmware.com/go/veeam.

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.