The VMware vCloud® Air™ Network Program provides VMware Service Provider partners with an OpEx strategy for investing in VMware infrastructure on a monthly subscription basis to enable the success of public and hybrid cloud.

What is the VMware vCloud Air Network Program?

The VMware vCloud Air Network is the world’s largest network of validated cloud services based on VMware technology, giving VMware customers flexibility and choice of cloud platforms on a local basis. The VMware vCloud Air Network is comprised of VMware vCloud Air and our global ecosystem of VMware Service Provider partners.

The VMware vCloud Air Network Program is the VMware partner program that provides Service Provider partners with the opportunity to grow their services-based business by consuming VMware products on a pay as you go, pay as you grow monthly subscription model. By offering VMware-based cloud services, VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers can provide hybrid cloud services that quickly and seamlessly extend a customer’s data center into the cloud using the same VMware products and tools used on premise.

The VMware vCloud Air Network Program is the ideal solution for companies who offer hosted services to 3rd parties, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers, Cloud Service Providers, Application Service Providers (ASPs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) Providers.

Program Levels & Requirements

Requirements Professional Level Enterprise Level Premier Level
Program Levels Overview
Levels Overview The Professional level recognizes Service Providers that invest in training and are actively using VMware products. The Enterprise level is intended for organizations who offer Hybrid Cloud Powered services based on VMware products. The Premier level is reserved for partners who are strategically and technically aligned to VMware and commit their business resources to delivering Hybrid Cloud Powered services.
Requirements
Click Through Agreement Yes Yes Yes
VSPP Rental Agreement 360 point plan or higher 10,800 point plan or higher(3,600 points for developing countries) 100,000 point plan or higher
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)   2 (1 for developing countries) 4 (2 for developing countries)
VMware Sales Professional – Cloud Provider (VSP-CP) 1 1 1
VMware Operations Professional (VOP-CP) 1 1 1
Solution Competency   Cloud Provider Competency Cloud Provider Competency
Technical Badge     Hybrid Cloud Powered

Program Benefits

Requirements Professional Level Enterprise Level Premier Level
Program Benefits Overview
Levels Overview The Professional level provides VMware branding and partner listing
    
The Enterprise level rewards partners with additional licensing and marketing benefits The Premier level offers premium benefits such as early access to roadmap, co-marketing and account support
Benefits
Access to Partner Central Yes Yes Yes
Partner Locator Listing Yes Yes Yes
Partner Program Branding Yes Yes Yes
VMware IaaS Powered Badge Yes Yes Yes
Press Release Support   Yes Yes
Not for Resale (NFR) Licenses Yes Yes Yes
Cloud Test Demonstration Environment Yes Yes Yes
Internal Use Licenses (IUL)   Yes Yes
Use of Hosted IT Services by Service Provider   Yes Yes
Vcloudproviders.vmware.com Listing Yes Yes Yes
Option to be a Cloud Credits Redemption Partner   Yes Yes
Development Funds   Yes Yes

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