Sponsorship opportunities are available for a variety of VMware events, including VMworld, Partner Exchange, regional Forums, and online Forums.
VMworld, hosted by VMware, provides unparalleled educational opportunities to professionals in organizations seeking to significantly reduce IT complexity, and enable IT as a service through virtualization and cloud computing. VMworld offers informative sessions and hands-on lab training, plus access to a wealth of technology partners to discuss virtualization best practices, leveraging IT as a service, and more.
Audience: VMware customers, partners, prospects, press and analysts.
VMware Partner Exchange is VMware’s annual, global partner conference dedicated to VMware Partners. Unlike Vmworld, which is focused on end-customers, this event provides partner-only access to VMware’s road map and industry vision, early previews of next-generation products and programs, as well as in-depth technical training that enable VMware Partners to accelerate business with VMware.
Audience: VMware’s global Partner Network including Channel Partners, Technology Alliance Partners, Distributors, and OEMs.
VMware Forums are our largest one-day regional prospecting events. Forums consist of a broad industry keynote and breakout sessions covering topics that address solutions for virtualization, cloud infrastructure, management, end user computing, and application development. Customer stories and product experts are featured, and attendees can meet with sponsors and exhibitors in an exhibitor lounge. In Asia-Pacific, vForums are similar to VMworld and run for two days in some cities.
Online VMware Forum is a free, interactive event allowing customers to learn about accelerating IT, so that their business can respond more effectively to markets, competitors and customers. VMware experts, industry analysts and IT professionals discuss how virtualization and cloud computing help organizations reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. Sponsorship preference for VMware events is given to Elite members and VMware Ready partners.
Audience: IT managers, directors, and architects in the following functional areas: development, application, system administration, datacenter, desktop, security, and database.