VM6: New Virtualization Partner?
We hear a lot of virtualization noise in the market. But VM6 has caught our attention. The reason: They’ve just launched a global channel partner program and VM6 claims to help end-customers leverage existing IT infrastructure. Here are some perspectives.
The VM6 software solution, called VMex, leverages Microsoft’s Hyper-V and offers a solution for consolidation, high availability, and VM management. The company says VMex can transform a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 into a self-contained data center in a box. It’s a totally virtualized SAN environment, with it’s own management console, VM6 claims.
VM6 says they’re helping VARs and system integrators break into the virtualization scene for SMBs and remote branch offices — two areas where some virtualization offerings are too complex or too costly for customers and channel partners alike.
As a 100% channel driven company, the global partner program is part of VM6’s plan to expand and help reach out to more partners working in the SMB space. VM6 is providing traditional partner program benefits, including sales and tech training, and deal registration.
On the right, you can see how VM6 approaches the virtualization challenge.
What makes VM6 different? They were once a systems integrator, and the company therefore believes it understands channel challenges and opportunities better than typical software companies.