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Virtual Clarity is proud to be awarded two all new VMware Partner Solution Competencies

Virtual Clarity Group’s sister company, ViCoS, today announces it has successfully been awarded all thirteen VMware Partner Competencies as a Solution Provider Partnership at the Enterprise level

This achievement recognises the Group as an accredited leading supplier of professional services, continuing to support clients in their digital transformation and adoption of on-premise, cloud and hybrid cloud technologies.

These solutions and master services competencies demonstrate ViCoS’ ability to deliver rapid and cost-effective on-premise, cloud and hybrid cloud solutions to customers and the achievement recognises it as one of the highest skilled service providers around the UK and Northern Ireland.

“This accreditation reinforces the capacity of ViCoS to deliver the highest level of consultancy using many of the industry’s leading providers," said Carine Jacquel, director of professional services at Virtual Clarity Group. "Along with many years of delivering high value projects as well as our depth of knowledge, this achievement will show our customers that ViCoS can deliver true full-stack capability for any organisation’s digital transformation need.”

ViCoS has a long-standing relationship with VMware as trusted partners of VMware Professional Services. Since 2014, ViCoS has been a part of the Virtual Clarity family and is fully integrated with Virtual Clarity’s enterprise transformation services. ViCoS is platform agnostic and works with best-of-breed solution providers as well as technology thought leaders. It ensures that customers receive a solution which is tailored to their individual requirements rather than a vendor’s product set. Visit the website for more information here.

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, which accelerates digital transformation in evolving IT environments and the first successful company to virtualise the x86 architecture. VMware Partner Competencies recognise sales and technical proficiency, delivery expertise and customer success for next-generation VMware solution areas. The VMware Master Services Competencies require achieving advanced technical certifications and proof of high-level service capability and expertise as validated by your customers.

These competencies are:

Business Continuity (BC) - The Business Continuity Solution Competency demonstrates ViCoS’ knowledge and expertise to design and implement VMware virtualisation solutions for data protection, high availability and disaster recovery.

Cloud Provider (CP) - The VMware Cloud Provider Competency demonstrates ViCoS’ ability to successfully identify opportunities to sell and deliver VMware vCloud services.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) - The Desktop as a Service Solution Competency demonstrate ViCoS’ ability to help customers deliver virtual workspaces to their end users—including full Windows Client desktops, shared desktops and applications—as a monthly subscription service.

Desktop Virtualisation (DV) - The Desktop Virtualisation Competency demonstrates ViCoS’ knowledge and expertise to deploy virtualised desktops and applications. Leverage key initiatives like OS migrations, desktop refresh, merger and acquisitions to transform desktops to centrally managed services.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) - The Hyper Converged Infrastructure competencies shows ViCoS’ ability to design and deliver VMware’s vSAN™, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. Seamlessly integrated with VMware vSphere® and vCenter Server™ , the single software stack enables the lowest cost and highest performance hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.

Management Automation (MA) - The accelerating pace of business means that IT customers expect to be able to go online, request a new application or resource, and receive them in a matter of minutes. Armed with the Management Automation Solution Competency, ViCoS can deliver personalised IT services to their client’s end users quicker and more efficiently, automate manual tasks and processes while ensuring compliance with business policies.

Management Operation (MO) - VMware management solutions are specifically designed to improve performance while optimising capacity and mitigating risk. In today’s highly competitive environment, attaining a VMware Management Operations Solution Competency is a differentiator. It demonstrates ViCoS’ ability to help customers with the need for IT management with intelligent operations that is future proved for heterogeneous environments and hybrid cloud.

Mobility Management (MBL) - The Mobility Management Solution Competency provides the Digital Workspace Transformation overview and in-depth VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) powered by AirWatch. Completing the Mobility Management Competency differentiates ViCoS in the market place, giving a more recognised advisory status with our customers, and deliver higher value customer solutions that include our services and expertise.

Network Virtualisation (NV) - The Network Virtualisation Solution Competency allows ViCoS to assist in identifying networking and security opportunities. The Virtual Cloud Network is a vision for networking that enables consistent, pervasive connectivity and security for applications across the data centers, branches, clouds and to the edge.

Server Virtualisation (SV) - The Server Virtualisation Competency demonstrates ViCoS’ ability in virtualising server environments and providing insight into IT capacity and performance using VMware virtualisation solutions, and armed with the tools required to accelerate out customers’ shift to IT as a Service.

Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) - The Software-Defined Data Center Competency demonstrates ViCoS’ knowledge and expertise to design, implementation and delivery of software-defined solutions including virtual networking, software-defined storage, server virtualisation, operations management and automation.

Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) - The Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) Solution Competency demonstrates ViCoS’ expertise in VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™, the latest addition to VMware's NSX portfolio and an industry leader in the growing SD-WAN market.

VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS) - Achieving this competency demonstrates ViCoS knowledge and expertise in advising clients in leveraging an integrated cloud solution that delivers an on-demand service enabling end customers to run applications across a VMware Cloud Infrastructure environment with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™, this service provides an operationally consistent and familiar way to run, manage and secure applications in a hybrid IT environment.

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