The announcement, made at this week’s VMware Partner Exchange 2015, is tied to the outfit’s cunning plan to push “business transformation in the mobile cloud era”.
The VMware Partner Professional Services Programme will let consulting partners to sell and deliver their own services. Partners will have free access to experienced software-defined data centre architects and experts. They will also get access to customer-focused labs along with training discounts, the company said.
The scheme is only available to a limited number of pilot partners in the first half of fiscal 2015, the program is expected to expand in the second half of the year.
VMware has been expanding its VMware vCloud Air Network Programme to include managed services opportunities for vCloud Air Network service providers. This will enable partners to use VMware vCloud Air as their core infrastructure while providing differentiation through their managed services. This gives partners more flexibility in how to build and offer cloud solutions. The new managed services model will be available in the second quarter to qualified service providers.