MSP Today Expert Feature
February 26, 2013

VMware Announces Cloud Credits Purchasing Program with PeakColo as Approved CSP

PeakColo is now officially an approved cloud service provider (CSP (News - Alert)) in VMware's new Cloud Credits Purchasing Program, which is designed to give VMware solution providers an easy way to onramp to PeakColo's infrastructure-as-a-serivce (IaaS) as well as maintain direct access to cloud services in the U.S. and U.K.

The new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program enables customers to purchase cloud credits from the company's solution provider partners that are redeemable over time. Credits may be applied as needed for cloud services like IaaS, network and security software add-ons and IaaS monitoring and support.

The credits system is meant to be an effective way of enabling customers to control their cloud spending. Since credits are prepaid, they may only be used with approved vCloud Service Providers, which benefits VMware and its partners. However, the system is flexible, enabling credits to be used toward a variety of cloud services.

VMware Cloud Credits are managed through the MyVMware portal, enabling customers to have a single point of access for viewing perpetual licenses as well as cloud spending. Credits may be used up to one year from purchase.

“The VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program brings the solution provider and service provider communities together, to create a unique value proposition for both,” said Geoff Waters, senior director, VMware Cloud Service Provider Program. “We are pleased to have PeakColo participating in the VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program, and we look forward to their continued success.”

“PeakColo’s VMware vCloud-Powered platform enables our channel partners to white label the cloud as their own, offering their clients on-demand services and a secure way to leverage the efficiencies and benefits of cloud computing," said Luke Norris, CEO and founder of PeakColo. “The new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program helps us work with solution providers to deliver robust cloud computing services.”

Edited by Rachel Ramsey