Join Our Award-Winning Partner Program

Our award-winning VMware Partner Network (VPN) is a framework for collaborating with our partners to deliver customer-centric solutions. Offering a wide range of benefits, training, certifications and rewards, the VPN aims to ensure our mutual success and meet the needs of a variety of partner types. Start learning about our partner programs and join today to begin your journey with VMware.

VMware Partner Programs 

What VMware Partner Program Aligns to Your Business? VMware’s Partner programs empower, distinguish and reward partners while helping customers reach their business goals.  Learn more about the different partner programs available and determine which one is best for your business.

Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program

Enabling partners to develop and deliver proven solutions by providing tools and resources to test, integrate and package joint products

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Solution Provider Program

Helping Partners best serve customers’ needs through the unique value VMware products and solutions offer - from the desktop to the datacenter to the cloud.

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Cloud Provider Program

Enabling partners to invest in VMware infrastructure on a monthly subscription basis, driving the success of public and hybrid clouds.

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Embedded OEMs

Embedded OEM partners can deliver pre-configured, turn-key solutions with embedded VMware products to their customers.

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VMware Solution Provider Program

Partners that add value by combining their technology expertise along with services to design, plan and deploy sophisticated virtualization solutions to meet the technical and business needs of your customers.

Corporate Resellers

Corporate Resellers operate in the U.S. and Canada. These very large partners provide online sales access and carry immediately available product inventory. Corporate Resellers hold multiple VMware Solution Competencies and offer their customers the full VMware solution portfolio.


VMware Authorized Distributors offer a broad range of value-added services for VMware partners and serve as an extension of VMware, helping to ensure partners have the tools and support needed to be successful.

VMware Education Resell Partners

VMware Education Resell Partners extend the reach of VMware Education Services by reselling VMware training and certification offerings. Through their global presence, these partners provide multiple training options for VMware customers.


VMware Cloud Providers Program (formerly vCAN)

The VMware Cloud Providers Program is the ideal solution for companies who offer hosted services to third 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.

VMware Authorized Training Centers (VATCs)

VMware Authorized Training Centers are carefully selected by VMware to deliver authorized VMware technical training to our customers and channel partners.

VMware Global Partner Innovation Awards

Each year, VMware recognizes outstanding performance in our partner ecosystem with Global Partner Innovation Awards.

Honorees from around the world received awards at Partner Leadership Summit 2019 in numerous global and regional categories for outstanding performance and notable achievements in 2018.

Complete list of categories and award winners


OEM Partner Program

VMware teams with industry-leading hardware and software companies to optimize selected technology and solutions with VMware software. OEMs integrate their hardware and software together with VMware technology to sell and support joint solutions.

Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program

Created exclusively for software, hardware and storage vendors, the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program gives partners the resources to develop and deliver joint solutions to shared customers.