New Services and Certifications
VMware also announced a host of new professional services to help customers outline the strategy and technology roadmap to define and implement a software-defined data center architecture:
•Newlevels of Certifications including VMware Certified Associate (VCA). Available for cloud (VCA-Cloud), data center virtualization (VCA-DCV), and network virtualization (VCA-NV), these certifications offer a new credential to validate entry-level skills before progressing on to the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications. •New Technology Consulting Services focus on building an extensible platform for a software-defined data center architecture. These services address the key design and deployment elements that deliver the efficiency, agility, control and choice enabled by VMware products and technologies. •Strategic Consulting Services, through VMware Accelerate Advisory Services, that help organizations quantify the value of a software-defined data center model within their IT environments, mapping out an actionable strategy to deliver tangible business value.
Learn more about VMware professional services and certifications.
Partner Support for the Software-Defined Data Center
More than 55,000 strong, VMware's partner community is central to delivering VMware's software-defined data center solutions to customers. This new generation of VMware solutions is supported by a broad range of partners including technology partners and independent software vendors (ISVs), solution providers, service providers and systems integrators, as well as every major global hardware manufacturer.
Read what partners are saying about VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN.
Pricing and Availability
•VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere with Operations Management are expected to be available in Q3 2013.
•VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 is licensed per processor with prices starting at $4,995 per processor.
Read the VMware vCloud Suite Pricing and Packaging whitepaper.
Learn more at the VMware vCloud Suite Editions/Buy page.
•VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5 is offered in three editions: Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus. Pricing starts at $1,745 per processor.
Learn more at the VMware vSphere Pricing/Buy page.
•VMware NSX is expected to be available in Q4 of 2013.
•VMware Virtual SAN is expected to be available via a public beta program in Q3 of 2013.