Record Crowd Gathers to Learn and Share Best Practices for Leading Customers of All Sizes on Their Journey to Cloud Computing; New Specializations, Certification, Solution Competency and Toolkits to Help Partners Deliver Solutions Across Each Critical Layer of the New IT Stack: Infrastructure, Application Platforms and End-User Access
ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - At VMware Partner Exchange 2011, VMware, Inc. (
"In 2010, we outlined our vision for taking customers on a journey to the cloud as the industry continues its shift toward IT as a Service," said Carl Eschenbach, co-president, customer operations, VMware. "Our partners are on the frontlines in delivering this vision to customers, and VMware Partner Exchange 2011 is about educating partners and arming them with the right mix of programs and tools to help them become trusted advisers within the new hybrid cloud paradigm -- teaching them how to provide solutions across the new IT stack today while preparing them for how customers will consume IT in the future."
VMware Enhances Partner Expertise with New Specializations, Certification and Solution Competency
In an effort to further increase partner revenue streams, VMware is introducing new specializations, certification and solution competency:
VMware Accelerates Partner Profitability and Time to Market with Additional Solution Enablement Toolkits
VMware launched Solution Enablement Toolkits (SETs) in September 2010, and since then, more than 26,000 SET documents have been downloaded. At Partner Exchange 2011, VMware is introducing seven new SETs within the three current SET libraries:
As a benefit to partners achieving solution competencies, VMware will continue to make certain SETs available to partners at no charge, including VMware vSphere Upgrade, VMware vSphere Jumpstart, VMware View Pilot, Desktop Virtualization Assessment and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Jumpstart.
VMware Delivers on Its Promise to Provide Partners Opportunities for Success and Demonstrates Record Momentum with Partner University
VMware Partner University had an unprecedented 2010 in partner training, certification and accreditation:
VMware Delivers Renewal Rebates, Sales Rewards and Solution Rewards
VMware will also offer enhanced reward programs and offerings in its ongoing commitment to enabling partners to deliver cloud solutions:
About VMware Partner Exchange 2011
VMware Partner Exchange 2011 is the premier global event for virtualization and cloud partners, offering more than 150 sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion to demonstrate how partners can transform their virtualization businesses to deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. Partner attendees will receive a preview into the next generation of programs and products coming from VMware and will offer partners an exclusive opportunity to hear from VMware executives including Paul Maritz, chief executive officer; Carl Eschenbach, co-president, customer operations; Raghu Raghuram, senior vice president and general manager, virtualization and cloud platforms; Tod Nielsen, co-president, cloud application platform; Chris Young, vice president and general manager, end user computing; and Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer.
VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform -- VMware vSphere® -- customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 250,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization, which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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