Today the Docker team is excited to announce a new tiered Docker Partner Program to address the growing demand by companies to adopt Containers as a Service environments with Docker Datacenter. This enhanced program provides end-to end support for a community of Resellers, Regional Consulting partners, Global Systems Integrators and Federal Systems Integrators.
Since the launch of Docker over three years ago, there has been tremendous adoption from the developer community of Docker container technology to accelerate their development and CI workflows. Companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 in healthcare, financial services, mobile apps and more are leaning on Docker to transform their application pipeline by containerizing legacy and new microservices applications. As companies embark on their Docker journey, they are looking to their business partners to assist them in developing a business case, understand the functionality, architect use cases and deploy the environments.
New Program, Training and Resources
Containerization is the next catalyst for transformation in application infrastructure. The Docker Partner Program is designed to help partners build a successful “Docker practice” rooted in best practices, technical expertise and as extension of their expertise in cloud technologies, Software Defined Datacenter and converged infrastructure.
The new tiered partner program gives Partners a clear path from onboarding to establishing expertise by growing from Professional to Premier tiers. As partners invest in their Docker practice with more accredited professionals, Docker in turn increases the program benefits to help accelerate the partner business.
A critical element to this program is the professional accreditations available for the Sales, Presales, Technical and Consulting professionals. New self-paced and instructor led courses have been designed for a comprehensive curriculum to ensure partner professionals can guide IT organizations successfully on their Docker journey. For consulting professionals, the addition in instructor led courses with hands on exercises ensures deep technical expertise in design, deployments and administration. In addition to training, the revamped Docker Partner Portal features a resource center for content, collateral and tools to help build awareness, demand and accelerate successful customer engagements.
Removing Friction with Distribution
Docker is also partnering with commercial distributor SYNNEX and our Federal distribution partners Immix, SYNNEX and Vizuri in North America to streamline the sales process and customer value period. Partner companies can work with distribution for access to Docker subscription packages while getting the technical and business development support needed to develop their practice. Our Federal distributors that p specialize in government solutions bring Docker’s enterprise offerings to government agencies, state, municipalities and educational institutions.
From global, federal to regional system integrators to value added resellers, consulting providers and distribution partners, the Docker Partner Program is focused on developing a thriving community that can successfully guide companies from deploying their first container to rolling out a more sophisticated enterprise Containers as a Service platform using Docker Datacenter.
Get Started Today
- Sign up for the Partner Program
- Log in to the Partner Portal and check out all the resources
- Get trained: Start your learning path and earning your accreditation
- Become Authorized!
We look forward to partnering with you and accelerating your Docker journey!