Have you ever thought about what it takes to skydive? To be completely ready for the experience of purposely jumping out of an airplane mid-flight, you must receive proper education and safety training from an accredited organization with certified instructors. There are obvious dangers related to skydiving, so finding a company that can not only train you for the jump, but also prepare you for all aspects of this sport so you make it home safely is top priority.

The same is true for working with a VMware Master Services Competency (MSC) partner like Sirius. The designation of MSC ensures clients are working with a highly skilled service provider that can walk them through all the steps involved to help meet their outlined business needs and objectives.

In 2018, VMware announced its new MSC Program for partners that have a desire to deepen their skills in existing practice areas and/or build additional skills in new areas. As such, partners are required to achieve advanced technical certifications and client-validated proof of high-level service capability and expertise in order to earn the MSC designation.

Sirius was recently recognized by VMware for achieving MSCs in three specific solution areas:
• Data Center Virtualization – Designates expertise in the delivery of VMware vSphere environments and digital infrastructure services. This competency validates the partner’s deep understanding and execution of data center virtualization design principles and methodologies.
• Desktop and Mobility – Designates expertise in the design, installation and maintenance of VMware Workspace ONE and Horizon solutions. This competency validates a partner’s deep understanding and execution of desktop and mobility design principles and methodologies for the delivery of a scalable and reliable digital workspace.
• Network Virtualization – Designates expertise in the delivery of VMware NSX environments and services. This competency validates the partner’s ability to deploy and optimize NSX environment capabilities.

Sirius’ team of cloud experts is also nearing the completion of the necessary certifications required to achieve an MSC in Cloud Management and Automation, which designates a partner’s expertise in the delivery of VMware Cloud Management and Automation solutions and services. This competency validates Sirius’ deep understanding and execution of cloud management design principles and methodologies.

Russ Kaufmann, National Partner Manager for VMware, says, “As customers embrace digital transformation and shift toward adopting cloud technologies, it is important that partners are able to demonstrate expertise around delivering these type of solutions. This includes next-generation VMware solutions like digital workspaces, software-defined data centers, and cloud services like VMC on AWS. VMware’s MSCs provide a framework to enable partners like Sirius around these solutions but also recognizes their expertise having demonstrated successful delivery. As customers look to ‘reduce risk’ and ‘accelerate time to value’ when adopting VMware solutions identifying partners with MSC designation would be a great starting point.”

Since 1980, Sirius has been helping organizations solve complex business challenges to meet their business objectives. As one of the top solution providers in the U.S., Sirius has built a nationwide consulting, sales and services organization that provides best-of-breed technologies across the full spectrum of information technology, including hardware, software, storage, networking, security, cloud and voice.

The achievement of multiple VMware MSCs establishes Sirius as an outstanding service partner with expertise in specific areas of advanced VMware technologies and demonstrates its proven success and proficiency in specialized areas of business.
“Sirius is making significant investments to support our clients and provide the right solutions to meet their needs. The MCSs help accelerate our capabilities and skills and further demonstrates our commitment to providing best-of-breed technologies,” says Deborah Bannworth, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Inside Sales at Sirius. “It also recognizes Sirius for the investments we are making to support our field and clients.”

By leveraging these service capabilities, organizations can rest assured that Sirius has the repeatable and successful deployments of VMware business related use cases that can meet their business objectives across multiple solution areas.

Together, Sirius and VMware are dedicated to delivering robust solutions that create positive business outcomes. For more information on how Sirius and VMware can help accelerate your cloud journey, contact a Sirius expert today! For more information on the VMware MSC program click here.