At Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015, partners will have exclusive opportunities to connect with the individuals who are transforming software-defined storage: from the Partner Lounge to targeted breakout sessions, there are plenty of opportunities to network, learn, and engage with customers. Not only will partners have access to all of the enablement, sessions, and information needed to succeed in selling VMware products, but also the opportunity to learn about the VMware partner roadmap to have well informed conversations with customers throughout VMworld.
VMware partners with a Partner Exchange Add-On Pass will be able to take advantage of the following activities and more during the week of VMworld.
Technical Boot Camps
Saturday, August 29th | VMware Campus | Palo Alto
Attend complimentary all-day technical Boot Camps at VMware’s newly renovated headquarters in Palo Alto. Transportation to and from the Moscone Center in San Francisco will be provided as well as breakfast, lunch, an afternoon networking reception, and a tour of VMware’s campus. For a full list of partner boot camps, visit the VMworld Content Catalog and begin building your schedule.
- SDDC6402 – Software-Defined Data Center: Hands on with the Experts
- ST06407 – Virtual SAN Workshop
Partner Breakout Sessions
Sunday, August 30th | Moscone West | San Francisco
Attend partner-specific sessions to learn about the latest Virtual SAN features, tips to successfully sell software-defined storage solutions, and how to win SDDC deals against competition. For a full list of partner breakout sessions, visit the VMworld Content Catalog.
- PAR5000 – What’s New with VMware Virtual SAN and How to be Successful Selling It
- PAR6413 – VMware Virtual SAN Architecture Deep Dive for Partners
- PAR6390 – VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Solution
- PAR6386 – SDDC Vision, Strategy and Opportunity for Partners
- PAR6389 – Winning SDDC Deals Against Competition
Partner Exchange Lounge
Sunday, August 30th – Thursday, September 3rd
Moscone West, Level 3 | San Francisco
This year, the Partner Exchange Lounge will be bigger than ever with plenty of space for partners to network, relax, and unwind in-between sessions and meetings. Partners will be able to use the Partner Exchange Lounge to book private meeting rooms, charge up their devices, grab coffee and snacks, and connect with peers throughout VMworld. Special networking receptions will be held daily.
Having access to the Partner Exchange Lounge will give partners a unique opportunity to attend the Ask the Executives series everyday from 12:00-3:45pm and openly discuss any topic with various VMware executives such as Bask Iyer, CIO, and Chris Wolf, VMware CTO of Americas Sales.
To avoid long VMworld lines, partners will also be able to take a Hands-On Lab in the Hands-On Labs Hotspot located exclusively in the Partner Exchange Lounge. Completing this lab counts towards their Partner University Credits, Leaderboard Standing, and 2015 VTSP Accreditations.