Ed. Note: This blog has been authored by Sean Phelan, Executive Director of Strategic Alliances at Dell
Yesterday at VMware Partner Exchange, I had the honor of accepting both the Americas and Global VMware Partner Network Strategic Alliance Partner of the Year Awards on behalf of our Dell team. The Partner Network Awards recognize VMware partners for their demonstrated excellence and achievements, so to be the recipient of the Strategic Alliance Partner Award underlines the importance of our relationship with VMware to deliver excellence to our customers and partners. This was a great finish to an exciting event, featuring over 170 breakout sessions including several presented by Dell experts, and bringing together resellers, technology alliance partners, distributors and solutions providers.
This year’s event theme was Dare to Thrive – and that’s exactly what we, at Dell, have been doing with VMware to help our customers and partners drive new acquisitions and businesses. While the IT industry experiences a turbulent period of mergers, acquisitions and splits, we continue to blaze a trail with strong partners such as VMware. It’s not by chance that Dell is continually one of the first partners to market with VMware’s newest offerings, including our innovative engineered solution for EVO:RAIL last fall and another for EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition, which will be available this spring.
At Dell, we offer a broad range of innovative solutions across our enterprise portfolio that optimize and simplify management and productivity within customers’ VMware virtualization environments. In addition, we have also extended our longstanding relationship with VMware to now deliver solutions to accelerate adoption of network virtualization and open networking in the software-defined data center (SDDC). And we don’t stop there! This unique focus translates into differentiation within not only our x86 infrastructure portfolio and roadmap, but also with the way we engage with partners for new kinds of solutions development, starting at the heart of the data center and ending with the help of all of our partners, who have helped us win this award. So thanks to our partners for their contribution in making us successful!
If you weren’t able to attend VMWare Partner Exchange 2015 but are interested in more information about Dell’s partner program, please visit us at dell.com/vmware