VMware Ready Program

VMware Ready Program

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VMware Endorsement for Products and Solutions

See the value of the VMware Ready Program.

VMware Ready designates VMware’s highest level of endorsement for products and solutions created by our established partners. VMware Technology Alliance Partner members can develop their products and solutions to meet VMware standards. They do this by running VMware prescribed tests and submitting the test results for VMware review. Products and solutions that meet VMware Ready requirements will display the VMware Ready logo.

VMware Ready Logo

The VMware Ready logo helps customers quickly identify VMware partner products and solutions that are optimized for VMware. VMware Ready products and solutions interoperate seamlessly with a virtual infrastructure and have met specific VMware integration and interoperability standards. The VMware Ready logo indicates the unique features and capabilities of VMware-integrated products and solutions and a solid commitment of long-term feature support. Lower integration costs provide the opportunity to eliminate legacy products that don’t deliver a complete solution. A virtualized infrastructure lets customers save both money and manpower.


VMware Ready Categories


Each VMware Ready product and solution category requires successful completion of specific integration and interoperability testing. Customers can rely on VMware Ready products and solutions to be reliably interoperable with a VMware environment and to deliver unique features with significant value.


In order to obtain a VMware Ready certification, partners must participate in the appropriate certification and/or subscription program. The following section lists the VMware Ready categories and corresponding certifications that qualify for the logo. Please note that some of these programs fall within a larger subscription program, such as SDDC Integration, SDDC Foundation, EUC Integration or EUC Foundation. For more information, view the Partner Programs and Services page.

Platform and Compute

Validate servers, IO devices, GPU device drivers, and related products.

Certifications eligible for use of the VMware Ready for Platform & Compute logo include:

Networking and Security

Integrate with the VMware NSX portfolio products delivering networking, security, compliance, automation, and visibility to help customers realize the full efficiency and agility of virtual cloud networking across software-defined data center, brand, cloud, and telco environments.

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Management and Orchestration

Develop management applications for VMware's Management platform.

Certifications eligible for use of the VMware Ready for Management and Orchestration logo include:

End-User Computing

Validate Horizon Thin Client solutions and Horizon VDI deployment solutions.

Certifications eligible for use of the VMware Ready for End-User Computing logo include:

VMware Validated Design Certified Partner Architecture

Certifies that the partner Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture meets the VMware Validated Designs for SDDC and its associated use cases design guidelines.

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VMware Ready for Telco Cloud

Certify network functions for deployment and lifecycle operations through VMware Telco Cloud Platform™, Telco Cloud Infrastructure™ and Telco Cloud Automation™ providing interoperability validation and automation artifacts that could allow service providers to deploy network functions and build services in hours instead of weeks. Visit the communications service provider’s partner ecosystem website to learn more.

VMware Ready for vSAN

VMware Ready for vSAN program enables partners to certify their products/solutions with vSAN.

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To get started and express interest in enrolling in the VMware Ready Program, complete the online Partner Onboarding Form.