VMware announced that it is empowering European-based partners such OVH, Telefonica and Tieto to deliver new and differentiated services all built on its cloud infrastructure.
VMware announced the following surrounding the VMware Cloud Provider Program:
- Continued growth in VMware Cloud Verified partners, with 27 partners including more than a dozen partners across Europe now holding the VMware Cloud Verified designation, up from only five a year ago. VMware Cloud Verified partners have fully deployed VMware Cloud infrastructure and enable customers the performance and scale to support their application requirements.
- New VMware Validated Designs (VVDs) for Cloud Providers are now available, enabling partners to deploy and operate VMware cloud infrastructure for a wide range of use cases and provide a fast, proven path to achieving VMware Cloud Verified status.
- Previously announced solutions across the Cloud Provider Platform are now generally available, including VMware Cloud Provider Pod, VMware vCloud Director 9.5, VMware vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR, and VMware vCloud Usage Insight Service.
Through the VMware Cloud Provider Platform, VMware helps partners deliver a modern VMware-based software-defined data center that is purpose-built for partners and enables them to expand their multi-cloud managed services portfolio by integrating additional VMware cloud offerings. The new VMware Cloud Provider Pod enables partners to stand up a VMware-based software-defined, multitenant datacenter based on a partner’s cloud design, in just a few clicks, and provides an accelerated path to VMware Cloud Verified designation. The VMware Cloud Provider Hub will enable partners to expand their multi-cloud managed services offerings to include VMware Cloud on AWS and other VMware multi-cloud operations services. As a result, partners can meet their critical business imperatives: drive operational efficiency with automation, quickly monetize new services, and compete more effectively.