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Microsoft Announces Support for Azure IoT Edge on VMware vSphere

This announcement reinforces VMware’s comprehensive Edge and IoT strategy and strategic commitment to working closely with Microsoft to deliver value to solve our customer’s most pressing challenges. Check out the OCTO and Azure posts to learn more.

Register for the VMware Cloud Webinar Series Beginning Nov-15

Register now for the entire VMware Cloud Webinar Series.

The series kicks off on Nov-15 with Making Hybrid Cloud Real….Hybrid cloud environments are increasingly gaining in popularity because it allows enterprises to leverage the best of both worlds when it comes to their application and infrastructure needs.  This webinar will examine hybrid clouds and how VMware Cloud on AWS helps enterprises accelerate their journey to the hybrid cloud.  Join IDC, VMware, and AWS as we jointly discuss the hybrid cloud – customer’s needs, its use cases, challenges, and solutions.  VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a highly scalable, secure and resilient service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure.  Additionally you will learn the architecture of the service, integration with AWS services, unique benefits and business value, its partner ecosystem, consumption options, pricing and total cost of ownership versus other alternatives. Finally, you will see a demo and learn how to get started using the service.  Time will be reserved at the end for questions and answers.

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.

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.

Provisional Status for Server Virtualization Solution Competency Started on March 1

We are no longer accepting some older course versions (VSP & VTSP-SV 2015, Post Sales Accreditation vSphere 5.0 or 5.5, and VCP-DCV 5.0 or 5.5) for the Server Virtualization Solution Competency and those of you who have not updated your training have been put in Provisional status through 31 August, 2018. Access these FAQs and visit Partner University today to learn more.

Q1FY19 Quarterly Launch Briefing Videos

Visit the Briefing Portal to view the exciting new releases surrounding VMware Cloud on AWS, vSAN, vSphere, vRealize and much more. The 5-10 minute executive briefing videos cover what is being announced, what’s in it for you, and important calls to action.

End of General Support (EoGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19

To maintain full level of Support and Subscription Services after this date, your customers will need to upgrade to vSphere 6.5. Upgrading to vSphere delivers the latest vSAN release and capabilities. VMware vCloud Suite 5 and vSphere with Operations Management customers running vSphere 5.5 are also recommended to upgrade to vSphere 6.5. Learn more.

What’s New in Partner Demand Center?

  • Custom is KingWatch this video to learn how to access content across VMware products and Strategic IT Priorities, customize emails and templates with your logo, value prop, and contact information, and how to share it via social channels or your digital programs.
  • Grow Your Business – Looking for marketing resources to assist in the vSphere/vSphere with Operations Management Upgrade to 6.5? We’ve got your back with Partner Edge – our all-inclusive package of content, programs, and integrated campaigns with analytics and lead management. Whether you execute on our platform or yours, you will own 100% of all leads generated.
  • Accelerate vSAN Sales – New Campaign that provides the latest vSAN online banners, campaign playbook, telemarketing script, social media copy blocks, and email nurture copy to generate and close your deals faster.

Start preparing for the New Year and login to Partner Demand Center today!

vSphere Features Deprecation Intention

VMware announced its intention to deprecate a number of features with the next number release (not update release) of vSphere including, vCenter Server for Windows, vSphere Web Client, and vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem. Learn more:

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