The latest edition of VMware Tanzu, Tanzu Advanced, is orderable via ELA. Tanzu Advanced helps customers simplify container lifecycle at scale and speed app delivery. Read the official blog post, replay the vmLIVE, or head over to the Tanzu editions page to learn more. Plus, find answers to all your Tanzu edition questions in this updated FAQ document.
As part of on-going program governance, during February 2021 VMware will conduct the Partner Connect Program annual audit to review a partner’s performance in the Program. To maintain your current tier level and continue to have access to those incentives and benefits associated with your program tier, all tier requirements must be met. Please access your Partner Performance Dashboard today and replay the December 17 vmLIVE for more on this topic. NOTE: If you are only missing your Foundational training requirements, it can take as short as 90 minutes to complete.
If your Partner Connect Program renewal is due, RENEW today through your Renewal Dashboard. The reduced Program renewal fee is available through the remainder of our FY21 (January 29, 2021). We continue to post Top Trending Questions on the Partner Connect Program renewal, as well as audit processes and other tools.
Host Satellite Master Services Competency (MSC) launches on January 8. This program recognizes a partner’s expertise and investment in VMware services capabilities across a region. When the Host partner earns a full MSC, all approved affiliated Satellite partners in a region become eligible to earn a MSC with a subset of requirements. Review the MSC Program Guide and the Q4 Partner Connect Program Guide on January 8 for details.
To provide you with in-depth training more than once a year, we’re introducing VMware EMPOWER Recharge Online 2020. Access is exclusive to VMware Partners, participation is free, no travel is required. Register today for your geography’s event:
- Over 20 brand new technical, sales, and marketing breakouts focused on business continuity, business resiliency, and building a digital-first model for IT and businesses.
- New Livefire Solutions – expert-led trainings taught by VMware Solutions Architects with real-world experience.
EMPOWER Recharge Online will also include live Q&A chats with VMware subject matter experts, guided Hands-on Labs to test drive the latest VMware solutions and technologies, and marketing breakouts to share strategy, best-in-class content, campaigns, and tips.
Don’t miss this unique learning opportunity. Register today and stay tuned – more detail to be shared later this month!
SAVE THE DATE – register now for our Partner Connect Renewals vmLIVE on September 22 at 8AM PDT. The renewal process reinstates in September with milestone dates for many in October. Find out what to expect, what you need to do, and how this can benefit you. Plus, learn about important updates to the Performance Dashboard!
- The Partner Connect Renewal process will be reinstated on September 25 (read the Program Legal Notification).
- The Partner Connect Program Guide will be updated on September 1.
- Check out the virtual ‘coffee chats’ with Richard Steeves on the Power of Partnership blog.
KEY INFO – get answers to the Top Trending Questions in the Resources section of the Partner Connect Portal.
SPJ Solutions has carved out a role for itself as VMware NSX Data Center deployment and operations experts, for both customers and other partners alike. And while each environment and engagement is unique, SPJ Solutions has developed automation tools with best practices for specific industries to streamline and accelerate NSX deployments. Read more.
Last month we unveiled the new VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC) that will enable current and future partners to architect a Kubernetes-based platform. This month, we launched the Cloud Native Master Specialist Badge – a partner’s first step towards obtaining the Cloud Native MSC – targeted to launch in Q1 FY21 (February 1 through May 1, 2020) – that will require a partner organization to have three individuals with this badge and a customer reference.
Assessment tools are designed to accelerate your digital transformation by providing tools to evaluate your environment and assess readiness for true SDDC or cross-multi cloud. The Assessments Lounge at VMworld Europe will be showcasing our SDDC and EUC assessment tools for Hybrid Cloud, vSphere Optimization, vSAN, and VMware Network.
This is your opportunity to meet with the experts, who can show you how to easily access these tools, co-brandable assets, call scripts, and reports.
Walk away with the tools to build your assessment-led selling strategies through demand generation and sales acceleration that include:
- Finding new customers to offer these value-added assessments
- Expanding the footprint with your existing customers at renewal
- Helping your customers to understand current issues/risks, as well as potential cost savings
- Showing where your value can be added to your customers’ current environment
- Creating precision around recommended courses of action
- Earning the trusted advisor status
Plan to stop by the Assessment Lounge even if you are with your customers as it may help to accelerate your deal cycle.
The partner program begins Sunday, August 26 at 2 PM. Hear our executives share the fundamental insights on VMware’s business, partner opportunities and incentives, our expanding ecosystem, and more. Start exploring the Content Catalog now and be sure to add all partner sessions to your conference agenda
It’s important to note that access to the partner program will be included with purchase of the VMworld 2018 full conference pass.
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.
VMware debuted in the Leaders quadrant in the just-published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). VMware is excited to be one of the software-only vendors in the Magic Quadrant and believes that VMware vSAN continues to disrupt the market. Learn more.