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||Registered Level||Professional Level||Enterprise Level||Premier Level|
|Program Levels Overview|
|Levels Overview||The Registered level is the VMware partnership entry point that allows interested partners to learn more about VSPP||At the Professional level, partners have one VCP on staff and hold a 360 point contract with an Aggregator||At the Enterprise level, partners have two VCPs on staff and hold a 3,600 point contract with an Aggregator||At the Premier level, partners have four VCPs on staff and hold a 18,000 point contract with an Aggregator|
|Click Through Agreement||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|VSPP Rental Agreement||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|VMware Certified Professional (VCP)||1||2||4|
|Benefits||Registered Level||Professional Level||Enterprise Level||Premier Level|
|Program Benefits Overview|
|Levels Overview||The Registered level is the VMware partnership entry point that allows interested partners to learn more about VSPP||The Professional level recognizes and rewards Service Providers that invest in training and are actively using VMware products
||The Enterprise level is intended for organizations that have multiple services based on VMware products and larger numbers of hosting customers||The Premier level is reserved for partners who commit their business resources to understanding and delivering virtual infrastructure and cloud solutions|
|Access to Partner Central||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Partner Locator Listing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Partner Program Branding||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Press Release Support||Yes||Yes|
|VMware vCloud Powered Badge||Yes||Yes|
|Marketing Planning and Support||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|