Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program enables partners to develop and deliver proven solutions by providing tools and resources to test, integrate and package joint products

VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program Video

VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program Video

What is the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program?

The Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program enables companies to partner with the global leader in virtualization, with more than 480,000 customers worldwide. Get the tools and resources to build and deliver your solutions on the VMware platform. Test, integrate and package Application Software, Infrastructure and Hardware products with VMware products across the Software Defined Data Center, End User Computing and Hybrid Cloud areas – on-premise or in the Cloud.

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.

VMware Ready designates VMware’s highest level of endorsement for products that meet VMware quality standards and are created by TAP partners.

Embedded OEM partners can deliver a pre-configured, turn-key solution with embedded VMware products to their customers.

The ISV Center enables Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to test, certify and deliver Applications running on VMware Virtualization platform.

The VMware Solution Exchange is VMware’s ecosystem marketplace – a central location where customers can research, evaluate and rate more than 1,800 solutions from VMware technology partners, systems integrators, service providers and developers.

Program Levels & Requirements

Requirements Access Elite
Public Support Statement (Software Vendors Only) Yes Yes
VMware Solution Exchange Published Listing Yes Yes
Primary Contact Alliance Champion Alliance Champion
Technical Contact Engineering and Beta Champion Engineering and Beta Champion
TSANet Membership (VMware Ready) VMware Ready VMware Ready
Annual Program Fee $750 USD $7,500 USD


For detailed benefits refer to the TAP Program Guide

Program Benefits

Benefits Access Elite
Access to Partner Central – Partner Central offering extensive technical resources, marketing tools and program info. Login and password emailed to the program contact email address provided when applying to the TAP Program. Yes Yes
TAP Program Newsletter – The TAP newsletter features business and technical articles on a variety of topics, helpful tips, sponsorship opportunities and important partner focused announcements. Periodically, we also provide important, time sensitive information via TAP News Flash. Yes Yes
Exclusive NDA Roadmap sessions – The TAP team hosts Product Roadmap sessions at VMworld, Partner Exchange and on-site in Palo Alto on a regular cadence, exclusively for TAP members. Yes Yes
Training via Partner University – Partner University gives you online access to a variety of courses focused on education, deep technical dives and training certification. Yes Yes
Free Software Licenses – Licenses (w/support) for several VMware products to enable development, integration and testing. Access bundle Elite bundle
Discounted Developer Licenses – Ability to purchase deeply discounted licenses for development use. Quantity restricted. Yes Yes
Technical Alliance Manager – Access to Technical Alliance Manager for various technical questions related to the program and products. Yes
VSX Social Media Support Yes Yes
VMware Ready Certification – Differentiate your solution by letting your customers know that it has passed the strict VMware Ready testing requirements. VMware Ready logo provided upon successful testing of the application. Yes
(Application ISVs Only)
$500 Annual Credit for VMworld – Receive annual $500 credit towards registration at VMworld for 1 partner employee. Details provided during registration for VMworld. Yes
PR Support – Ability to get VMware quote for press releases describing new program membership and completion of VMware Ready Testing. Access via Partner Central. Yes


For detailed benefits refer to the TAP Program Guide