The VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) enables the success of public and hybrid cloud by providing Service Provider Partners with an OpEx strategy for investing in VMware infrastructure on a monthly subscription model.

What is the Service Provider Program?

VMware is the market leader in virtualization, which is the key enabling technology for building public clouds. Hundreds of thousands of companies trust VMware as their virtualization infrastructure platform. By offering VMware-based cloud services, Service Providers are positioned to deliver enterprise-class security and infrastructure compatibility based on the same technology as their customer’s internal IT infrastructure. VSPP enables the success of public cloud by providing partners with an OpEx strategy for investing in VMware infrastructure on a pay as you go, pay as you grow monthly subscription model.

VSPP 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 vCloud 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 vCloud 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) 1 2 (1 for developing countries) 4 (2 for developing countries)
Solution Competency   Cloud Provider Competency Cloud Provider Competency
Technical Badge   vCloud Powered vCloud 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
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
Option to be a Cloud Credits Redemption Partner   Yes Yes
Development Funds   Yes Yes
Marketing Planning and Support     Yes
Technical Development Board     Yes
Account Management     Yes

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