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VMware Accelerates With Programs

SAN DIEGO -- At VMware Partner Exchange 2008, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced new and enhanced strategic enhancements to its world-class, award-winning channel partner programs. The enhancements build on initiatives announced in February 2008 to enhance the VMware VIP Partner Program, helping VMware's more than 13,000 partners around the world that resell VMware virtualization solutions by accelerating partners' expertise, profitability and opportunity in VMware virtualization.

New program enhancements include:

  • Expansion of the VMware Authorized Consultant Program, which will provide partners with the expertise they need to build a profitable services business based on VMware virtualization solutions
  • A new VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative that provides partners the opportunity to accelerate profitability through joint solution selling with VMware's technology alliance partners
  • New programs designed to capitalize on the market opportunity of VMware virtualization

"These new benefits take the value proposition of VMware virtualization to new levels," said Steve Houck, vice president of worldwide channels at VMware. "We continue to enable our business partners to build VMware virtualization practices that are profitable, offer customers advanced training for sophisticated VMware deployments, and deliver increased opportunity. VMware's business partners are poised to lead the way for new and existing customers of all sizes in the rapidly growing virtualization market."

VMware Inc.