The VMware vCloud Air Network Program enables partners to invest in VMware infrastructure on a monthly subscription basis, driving the success of public and hybrid clouds.

What is the VMware vCloud Air Network Program?

The VMware vCloud Air Network Program is comprised of VMware vCloud Air and our global ecosystem of VMware Service Provider Partners. It is the ideal solution for all companies that offer hosted services to third parties, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers, cloud service providers (CSPs), application service providers (ASPs), Internet service providers (ISPs) and platform as a service (PaaS) providers.

As the world’s largest network of validated cloud services based on VMware technology, the VMware vCloud Air Network Program enables partners to consume VMware products on a pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-grow, monthly subscription model. By offering a wide range of VMware-based cloud services on a geographical basis, VMware Service Provider Partners can now offer hybrid cloud services that quickly and seamlessly extend the customer’s data center into the cloud using the same VMware products and tools they already use on premise.

Cloud Solutions from vCloud Air Network Service Providers

vCloud Air Network solutions, offered through VMware Service Providers, enable rapid and cost effective delivery of hybrid cloud services that customers increasingly demand. Whether infrastructure-as-a-service, disaster recovery or desktop-as-a-service, service providers can benefit from decreased time to market, reduced capital investments and lower development costs to stay competitive in the cloud computing market.

Program Levels and Requirements

Requirements Professional Level Enterprise Level Premier Level
Program Levels Overview
Levels Overview The Professional level recognizes Service Providers that invest in training and are actively using VMware products. The Enterprise level is intended for organizations who offer Hybrid Cloud Powered services based on VMware products. The Premier level is reserved for partners who are strategically and technically aligned to VMware and commit their business resources to delivering Hybrid Cloud Powered services.
Requirements
Click Through Agreement Yes Yes Yes
Purchase minimum Rental Agreement 360 point plan or higher OR MSP Level-1 plan or higher 10,800 point plan or higher (3600 point plan for developing countries) OR MSP Level-3 plan or higher 100,000 point plan or higher OR MSP Level-5 plan or higher
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)   2 (1 for developing countries) 4 (2 for developing countries)
VMware Sales Professional – Cloud Provider (VSP-CP) 1 1 1
VMware Operations Professional (VOP-CP) 1 1 1
Solution Competency   Cloud Provider Competency Cloud Provider Competency
Technical Badge     Hybrid Cloud Powered

Program Benefits

Requirements Professional Level Enterprise Level Premier Level
Program Benefits Overview
Levels Overview The Professional level provides VMware branding and partner listing
    
The Enterprise level rewards partners with additional licensing and marketing benefits The Premier level offers premium benefits such as early access to roadmap, co-marketing and account support
Benefits
Access to Partner Central Yes Yes Yes
Partner Locator Listing Yes Yes Yes
Partner Program Branding Yes Yes Yes
VMware IaaS Powered Badge Yes Yes Yes
Press Release Support   Yes 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
Vcloudproviders.vmware.com Listing Yes Yes Yes
Option to be a Cloud Credits Redemption Partner   Yes Yes
Development Funds   Yes Yes

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