As part of the VMware Partner Network, Consulting and Integration Partners design, plan, integrate and deploy the most sophisticated virtual infrastructures to meet the demanding business needs of customers. With the Consulting and Integration Partner Program (CIPP), partners with a consulting or services-driven model gain focused enablement, collaborative planning, practice building and go-to-market resources. The CIPP is designed to support your business priorities, help drive strategic differentiation and maximize our mutual value in driving and delivering complex cloud and virtualization initiatives.
The CIPP has 4 program tiers. These tiers are designed to align to the services/consulting focus of the partner and are not based on a progression for a partner to obtain higher levels. Partners, regardless of their size, that focus on one core or Specialized area would align to the Specialized tier, while partners with multiple services/consulting focuses would be consider regional/national partners in the CIPP. Global & Global Premier partners are those that not only have multiple services practices but have also committed and met an annual revenue commitment around the resell and influence of VMware product.
CIPP Specialized partners are focused in on 1 core services/consulting area. These partners, regardless of size, specialize in a particular vertical and/or technology as being the very best in that segment. Examples of this could be partners focused on the virtualization of Tier 1 applications, cloud application development or end-user computing.