Who is VMware Professional Services (PSO)?
“VMware Professional Services, the largest services organization of experienced IT professionals focused solely on virtualization, provides industry-leading Consulting, Education, and Technical Account Manager services that enable customers to transform IT environments through virtualization and realize greater value from flexible, agile IT service delivery models sooner, with less risk.”
I have been a certified VMware PSO consultant for about two years, but just recently started my first assignment for them. I work for VMware PSO via my employer Proact who is a VMware Principal Partner. I have had many inquiries from PSO during these years, but either I have been too busy with existing customers, or my skills haven’t aligned with the project requirements, like Cloud Director or Horizon. My first assignment is designing a 22 node VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) deployment for a company in Finland. It will contain two Workload Domains and two Stretched Clusters. I will also assist them installing the solution when the design is completed. Advantages doing this with PSO is that I get access to internal VMware resources like documentation and experts. The project is also lead by an experienced project manager from VMware which makes it easier for me to focus on the technical parts.
If your company would like to know how they can use VMware PSO, please reach out to me, or contact VMware.
If you are a VMware expert thinking it sounds like fun to be a VMware PSO consultant, I may be able to help you with that as well 🙂
You may already have VMware Professional Services Credits as part of your agreement with VMware, so please check if you should use these to start a project with PSO before they expire.
More information about VMware PSO can be found here.