Celebrating Our Partners’ Outstanding Success and Innovation

VMware partners play a critical role in helping our customers achieve their goals – from enabling customers to be cloud-smart, to driving business transformation and delivering innovation and customer outcomes. Not only are VMware partners attuned to customers’ specific technology needs, they are also indispensable in delivering VMware Cross-Cloud Services, an integrated portfolio of SaaS solutions to build, run, manage and enhance security of all apps across clouds. VMware’s Cloud-Smart Ecosystem strategy enables partners to bring the benefits of Cross-Cloud Services to our customers.

Partners may nominate themselves and apply directly for one or more of this year’s seven award categories (see detailed descriptions below):

  • Cloud Innovation and SaaS Transformation Award
  • Lifecycle Services Award
  • Social Impact Award
  • Cloud Consumption Award
  • Industry Award
  • Partner Value Award
  • Partner Collaboration Award

By submitting an application for one of these categories above, partners may be considered for additional recognition opportunities, including the Partner of the Year Award, Worldwide VMware Lifecycle Services Award and Worldwide VMware Cloud Innovation and SaaS Transformation Award.

In partnership with IDC, award submissions will be reviewed and selected against the criteria outlined in the application form for each award category. Winners will be announced in Spring 2023.

Applications will open on November 15, 2022, and all nominations must be submitted by 11:59 PM (PT), January 27, 2023 (now closed).

Questions? Please reach out to partnerawards@vmware.com.


Why Apply?

Be recognized as a trusted partner for your achievements and outstanding accomplishments

Increase your visibility with prospective customers and enhance exposure to existing customer base

Position your company for potential future business opportunities and growth as a partner leader


Award recipients will be offered a variety of unique marketing and promotional opportunities, throughout the year, including:

  • Customized promotional materials
  • Social media promotion in partnership with VMware highlighting your win and innovative capabilities
  • Recognition and promotion at select VMware events
  • Participation in custom-created podcasts and/or videos highlighting your winning accomplishments

Award Categories

Cloud Innovation and SaaS Transformation Award

This award recognizes extraordinary partner achievement in accelerating a customer's digital transformation and journey to multi-cloud and SaaS environments by delivering innovative offerings with novel applications or next-gen technology. Recipients will have demonstrated high-quality cloud services to their customers with VMware technologies, such as 5G, IoT, blockchain, machine learning/AI, and mobility/end user experience (CX).

Partner Collaboration Award

This award recognizes partners that have demonstrated a commitment to innovating for a better future by identifying areas of collaboration in service of customer needs and bringing partners with complementary skills to deliver exceptional value. Priority consideration will be given to partners that drive collaboration to create innovative or bespoke solutions.

Cloud Consumption Award

Cloud Consumption Award

This award recognizes extraordinary achievement in driving and accelerating customers' consumption of partner delivered cloud solutions leveraging VMware’s latest IaaS technologies (compute, storage and networking).

Lifecycle Services Award

This award recognizes partners that deliver an outstanding customer experience via an integrated lifecycle of services, from initial assessments, architecting, developing and deployment of cloud environments to ongoing migration and management of cloud infrastructure and applications. This category also recognizes partners that drive integration across the services lifecycle to improve deployment capabilities and create agile environments.

Social Impact Award

This award recognizes partners that have given back to society through their people, resources and technology, leading initiatives to change our world for the better.

Partner Value Award

This award recognizes partners that have grown their businesses by helping customers create business value with VMware solutions, either by deploying new capabilities or by delivering cost savings through optimization. Strong candidates will have a record of improving their skills (with VMware certifications and specializations) to increase the industry penetration of VMware solutions, including developing capabilities for customers in underserved industries.

Industry Award

This award recognizes partners that have demonstrated exceptional domain expertise by delivering solutions to industry-specific customer use cases.

Check out the press release and video (below) featuring the 2022 Partner Achievement Award winners from around the globe.