VMware ISV Partner Program Benefits and Requirements

Learn more about how VMware ISV Partners can test, certify and deliver applications running on the VMware virtualization platform.

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 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™.

What Is the ISV Center Program?

The ISV Center provides guidelines to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to test, certify and deliver applications running on the VMware virtualization platform - an application-aware infrastructure with built-in availability, scalability, security and performance guarantees.

Join the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program at the Access level or above if you're not already a member.

Created exclusively for software and hardware vendors, the TAP program will give you what you need to develop and deliver joint solutions to our shared customers and help you achieve certification to stand out in the marketplace

ISV organizations, who are Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program members, can qualify for VMware Ready certification. To accomplish this, understand the requirements and connect with the TAP team.

Virtualization paves the way for new delivery and deployment options. You can deliver software-as-a-service (SaaS) over private and public clouds, deploy applications as virtual appliances or offer virtual applications.

Deliver Your Applications 

ISV's who join the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program can use the Validation Services program to deliver their applications in many different forms, each providing enhanced and unique customer value.  New and challenging applications that have never been virtualized, can be validated on vSphere. ISVs can take advantage of detailed tuning techniques to ensure application performance and functionality will nearly match or even surpass that of physical deployments.  Desktop client-side applications can be virtualized with VMware view, and then offered to customers as a managed service on a variety of end-point devices.


ISVs can also use validation services to understand how VMware's availability offerings can mesh with their own BC/DR strategies, and products can be delivered with disaster recovery solutions built on top of Site Recovery Manager (SRM), either failing over to a second private data center or a cloud based public cloud offering.  ISVs may also use validation services to refine their cloud deployment strategy, testing delivery vehicles such as virtual appliances and vApps, and understanding how the vCloud Suite can help deploy such virtual appliances in both public and private cloud scenarios.