The 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.
The Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program enables companies to partner with the global leader in virtualization, with more than 500,000 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 and services 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 on the VMware Solution Exchange marketplace.
Within the TAP program, benefits and requirements are aligned to four solution areas – Data Center, Public Cloud, Digital Workspace, and Networking and Security – which directly correspond to the ways in which you build and market solutions with VMware. By achieving badges within those solution areas you can progress within the program, unlocking new benefits and opportunities for engagement.
VMware Ready designates VMware’s highest level of endorsement for products that meet VMware quality standards and are created by TAP partners.
The ISV Center enables Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to test, certify, and deliver applications running on VMware.
The VMware Solution Exchange is VMware’s ecosystem marketplace – a central location where customers can research, evaluate and rate more than 2,500 solutions from VMware technology partners, systems integrators, and developers.
VMware Partner Ready is a new validation opportunity for members of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program that allows partner to verify their solutions on designated VMware platforms.
Embedded OEM partners can deliver a pre-configured, turn-key solution with embedded VMware products to their customers.
The TAP program has three partnership tiers: Standard, Advanced, and Strategic. The TAP program is based on progression starting at the Standard tier with the opportunity to move into Advanced and then Strategic tiers of the program by meeting badge requirements within those tiers.
Partners have the opportunity to engage with VMware in four solution areas – Data Center, Public Cloud, Digital Workspace, and Networking and Security.
For additional details, including information about program benefits and requirements, please refer to the TAP Program Guide.
Each partner has to first join the VMware Partner Network at the free Enrolled tier. Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) is just one of the programs that a partner can choose to apply for after joining at the Enrolled tier level.
The Enrolled tier allows you to: