VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, launched VMware Partner Connect, the new, dramatically simplified and flexible program designed to enable partners to do business with VMware in a way that aligns to their business models under a single unified contract.
VMware Partner Connect empowers partners with flexibility to meet customer needs, making VMware technologies and services opportunities more accessible. Partners now have an enhanced experience that delivers simplicity, choice and innovation, while recognizing and rewarding partners based on the value they bring to customers.
VMware Partner Connect now offers three tiers: Partner, Advanced Partner, and Principal Partner. Hundreds of partners have been designated Principal Partners at today’s launch. These partners help customers identify and implement ideal VMware solutions, as evidenced by achievement of Master Services Competencies across different strategic IT priorities. These Principal Partners also earn comprehensive rewards including deployment and consumption incentives and prioritization for collaborative business planning and co-selling opportunities with VMware.
“Customers in Asia Pacific want to build lasting partner relationships to enable their software investment to add as much value to their businesses as possible. Partner Connect combines our expertise with exceptional partner capabilities to help customer digital transformation projects maximize their potential,” said Uma Thana Balasingam, VP & Channel Chief, Asia Pacific & Japan, VMware. “There is so much optimism and growth in the region, and with this new program we are helping to future proof our partners so that they can continue to elevate their trusted advisor status with their customers.”
Across Southeast Asia and Korea, IT decision makers are challenging partners to move faster in order to realise growth ambitions and address heightened end-user demands. Partners must be able to keep ahead of technology advances by deepening their technical and services competencies.
Partner Connect will continue to
evolve based on industry changes, changes in customer buying behaviors, and to
support emerging partner business models. In the months ahead, VMware plans to
integrate partner programs from new VMware products, including VeloCloud and
recently acquired VMware businesses VMware Carbon Black and Pivotal.
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