VMware Partners Get New Cloud Native MSC Competency

The new competency supports VMware's Tanzu portfolio.

Lynn Haber

July 21, 2020

2 Min Read
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VMware partners can invest in a new Kubernetes platform-related competency, VMware announced today. The VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC) supports the vendor’s Tanzu portfolio.

VMware Tanzu is a portfolio of products and services to transform the way enterprises build, run and managed applications on Kubernetes.

Bruns-Teri_VMware.jpg“VMware’s new Cloud Native MSC is designed to help partners expand their services capabilities and opportunities and recognize them for their Kubernetes and platform operations expertise,” said Teri Bruns, vice president, Tanzu ecosystem partners, VMware. “This competency will help VMware partners embrace the industry shift to Kubernetes and modern applications and enable partners to build new revenue streams as container usage skyrockets.”

VMware MSCs elevate partner expertise and knowledge. The MSC builds on a foundation of advanced-level technical certifications and proof of high-level service capability and expertise. The company introduced the VMware MSC in May 2018.

The MSC designation recognizes services-capable partners with delivery expertise and experience within a VMware solution area. These competencies now allow partners to differentiate in six key solution areas. They include cloud management and automation, cloud native, data center virtualization, digital workspace, network virtualization and VMware Cloud on AWS.

Cloud Native MSC Requirements

Here are the requirements for individuals – and also for the partner organization – to achieve the new Cloud Native MSC.

  • Three individuals must complete the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification and the VMware Cloud Native Master Specialist Badge.

  • The partner organization must submit one customer reference which validates that it has successfully completed an installation of the appropriate product. 

In March, VMware gave sight to its Kubernetes container management vision with a robust set of Kubernetes-related releases.

More recently, VMware released its report, The State of Kubernetes 2020. More than half of the organizations surveyed have fewer than 10 clusters deployed; however, 59% use Kubernetes in production and 20% of those organizations have 50 or more clusters.

Benefits realized include better use of resources (56%), shorter software development cycles (53%), containerized monolithic applications (50%), enabled company’s move to the cloud (42%) and reduced public cloud costs (33%). Only 5% of respondents didn’t realize any benefits.

VMware commissioned Dimensional Research for the study of nearly 250 people with responsibility over Kubernetes.

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Lynn Haber

Content Director Lynn Haber follows channel news from partners, vendors, distributors and industry watchers. If I miss some coverage, don’t hesitate to email me and pass it along. Always up for chatting with partners. Say hi if you see me at a conference!

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