Boost Revenue, Margins and Customer Satisfaction with the VMware Ready™ Program
Validate your qualifying technology and enjoy co-branding benefits with the VMware Ready™ program after meeting product, integration and interoperability criteria for use with VMware vSphere™. Application software products can be authorized to use the VMware Ready logo if they:
- Run independently of the hypervisor and virtual machine infrastructure. Application Software products cannot use VMware application programming interfaces (APIs) or other mechanisms for integrating with or controlling VMware components.
- Provide features only at the top of the application software stack. For example, CRM software would probably qualify. File system software would probably not qualify.
- Don't properly fit in another more appropriate VMware Ready category.
What's In It for You?
- Eliminate objections and shorten your sales cycle with more than 480,000 VMware customers and 4 million users
- Give your products added visibility in the VMware Partner Product Catalog and the list of Supported Software for VMware Environments
- Differentiate yourself from competitors who don't offer explicit support for their products in virtual environments
What's in it for Your Customers?
- Knowledge that your products will fit into the long term growth of their virtualization investment
- Confidence that your products will take full advantage of availability, scalability and security services offered by the VMware virtualization platform
- Certainty that you will fully support your products running on any standard operating system and hardware platform tested and certified by VMware
How to Get Started
Join the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program
Join the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program at the Access level or above if you're not already a member.
Provide an official support statement
Visit the VMware Ready section in Partner Central and follow the instructions for the Application Software program.
Submit product descriptions for the Partner Product Catalog
Submit information on your company, your unique value proposition with VMware, and detailed product information in the VMware Ready section in Partner Central.
Test your applications
If your product qualifies for the VMware Ready Application Software category, you can follow the steps specified in Partner Central for details about testing. If you have questions about whether your product will qualify for the Application Software category, please contact VMware at email@example.com before proceeding with testing. Avoid wasting time and effort by ensuring that you’re using the right test process for your product.