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Program Enhancements Enable Consistency, Predictability and Profitability for Partners
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Feb 11, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — Today at VMware Partner Exchange 2014, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced multiple program enhancements, new competencies and a simplified reward structure to drive greater consistency, predictability and profitability for its Solution Provider, Service Provider and Distribution partners.
VMware Partner Exchange 2014 is expected to attract over 4,000 attendees and more than 90 sponsors and exhibitors. IT practitioners worldwide will attend VMware Partner Exchange this year to learn about the latest VMware solutions, network, and share experiences and best practices with other professionals.
“The enhancements we are making to our award-winning partner program are designed to make it simple for partners to continue to grow their business with us in a way that is consistent, predictable and profitable. The technologies we are bringing to market with our partners is driving the software-defined enterprise, built on the pillars of the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud, management and end-user computing solutions,” said Dave O’Callaghan, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, VMware. “VMware Partner Exchange will empower partners with actionable, real-world insights, strategies, and tools to deliver business value and gain a competitive advantage, as together we ‘master the new reality’ of IT.”
Updates and Enhancements to the VMware Partner Network
VMware is also launching the Elite Partner Initiative, which will provide a unique introductory market opportunity for qualified VMware partners capable of leading early adoption and investment in the newest VMware technologies and markets, such as VMware NSX™ and VMware Virtual SAN™. Elite partners will possess deep technical skills, an established solution practice, and highly advanced resources to engage closely with VMware on new product strategy, customer wins and deployments.
Partners interested in the Elite initiative can learn more at vmware.com/go/partner_elite
Revised and New Solution Competencies
Beginning in May, partners will be able to satisfy tier requirements by attaining any solution competency, reducing the partner’s upfront investment cost, while better diversifying and differentiating their unique offerings and skill sets. With this change, VMware partners will now need to have two sales (VSP) and two pre-sales (VTSP) accreditations for all solution competencies.
In addition to these changes, beginning in May, VMware will offer a new Cloud Provider Solution Competency and VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ SolutionCompetency.
In order to enable VMware partners to build their unique practices and businesses, several solution competencies are also being transformed:
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VMware Partner Community Showcases Strong 2013 with Growth, Certifications, Accreditations
VMware continues to see momentum across its partner ecosystem:
VMware Partner University: Approximately 275,000 individuals from VMware Partner companies received training in 2013.
Solution Competencies: Nearly 30,000 individuals have completed accreditations toward achieving at least one Solution Competency.
VMware Sales Professional (VSP): To date, over 110,000 individuals have earned a VMware Sales Professional (VSP) accreditation globally.
VMware Technical Solutions Professional (VTSP): To date, over 80,000 individuals have earned a VMware Technical Solutions Professional (VTSP) accreditations globally.
Technical Certifications: Nearly 40,000 individuals have earned VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications globally.
Over 1,683 individuals achieved the VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certificate globally.
SolutionTrack and TechExpress: Over 6,500 individuals attended these free in-person and online trainings.
VMware Service Provider Program: Currently, VMware has more than 270 VMware vCloud Powered service providers providing VMware-based cloud services in 42 countries.
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About VMware Partner Exchange 2014
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