Partner Ready is a new validation opportunity for VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program members. Partner Ready allows partners to test and validate their solutions that interoperate with specific VMware platforms. By completing the Partner Ready process and achieving the Partner Ready logo, partners verify their products interoperability with VMware, and agree to solely manage customer support requests for the joint solution. Customers deploying these solutions can do so with the knowledge and reassurance that the partner fully supports the specified versions and configurations on VMware. Platforms eligible for the Partner Ready process are VMware vSphere, VMware PKS and VMware Cloud on AWS.
Participating in the Partner Ready process allows partners to:
The Partner Ready logo allows partners to test their products that interoperate with designated VMware platforms. Current available platforms are VMware vSphere, VMware PKS and VMware Cloud on AWS. This is different than the VMware Ready certifications that many partners have already engaged in, as Partner Ready requires partners to test and validate with minimal VMware review and approval, and solutions support is managed solely by the partner.
By completing the Partner Ready validation process and achieving the Partner Ready logo, partners can demonstrate to their customers their technical engagement with VMware, increasing customer adoption and confidence in the joint solution.
VMware Ready and Partner Ready differ in their testing process and support requirements.
Partners engaged in either VMware Ready or Partner Ready testing processes receive break/fix and public SDK support, and upon testing completion partners receive access to marketing and go-to-market benefits.
If you are ready to get started with Partner Ready for vSphere or VMware PKS complete the Partner Onboarding Form and if you are ready to get started with Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.