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Accelerate your next VMWare Certification

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​​​​​​​​​​With the increased implementation of advanced technologies like AI, IoT, and automation, and with the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we work to more hybrid and remote models, there is a huge demand for data storage. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global cloud storage market is expected to grow from $70.19 billion in 2021 to $83.41 billion in 2022.
​As a storage partner, the time is ripe to make the most of this demand. The first step to that is to become VMWare Technology Ready.

What is it to become VMWare Technology Ready?

With over 400,000 customers including 100% of Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 100 companies, VMWare-certified solutions enable businesses to move forward. To be VMWare Technology Ready with HARMAN is to have your products and technology partners to certify and validate solutions with VMWare. Once certified, these products are considered to have the proper use of VMWare supplied technology to allow partners to integrate their products with core VMware features and capabilities.

Being VMWare Technology Ready. Why does it matter?

Apart from the certification, being VMWare Technology Ready means your product is optimized to interoperate seamlessly with virtual infrastructure and has met specific VMware integration and interoperability standards. 

This means your HARMAN enabled VMWare Technology Ready product has capabilities and features that are unique, ensuring a solid commitment to long-term feature support, the opportunity to eliminate legacy products and in turn reduce integration costs, that let your customers save on money and manpower through a virtualized infrastructure.​

Not to mention, a VMWare Technology Ready product enhances market reach with exclusive access to co-branding resources.

Storage Compliance to be VMWare Technology Ready

This specific program enables partners to develop and certify new plug-ins and storage devices, or update existing ones based on the availability of new APIs and versions of VMW​are products. Storage partners can integrate and validate advanced solutions including disaster recovery, multipathing​, offload capabilities, and storage management.

This gives organizations the opportunity to:

  • Significantly improve storage utilization and flexibility
  • Simplify OS patching and driver requirements irrespective of storage topology
  • Easily manage day-to-day operations
  • Increase application uptime
  • Leverage and complement existing infrastructure​

Getting ready can be a challenge 
While the benefits of being VMWare Technology Ready products are significant, getting certified is no easy task. 

  • Setting up of VMWare Workbench and Certification kits and ensuring reliability and stability of the product during testing requires seasoned expertise to avoid any failure.
  • Go-to-market timelines can be impacted because every product must be verified and compatible with VMWare’s latest release.
  • Certification being a recurring activity can have a detrimental effect on revenue, time consumed, and manpower

HARMAN: Your enabler to be VMW​​are Technology Ready
Integrating into the VMWare ecosystem is always an ongoing process that involves being compliant with the latest versions of VMWare’s releases, ensuring dedicated resources are always allocated, and not to mention, the time and effort involved.

This is where HARMAN provides you the advantage of VMWare Certification-As-A-Service. With in-house expertise in building, testing, and deploying customers’ products in the VMware ecosystem and rich exposure to all VMWare products, HARMAN is strategically placed to be a partner in ensuring VMWare certification.

For more information on VMWare Certification-As-A-Service, talk to a HARMAN expert here.​