It was big news in January, when VMware acquired AirWatch and started off the year of consolidation.
The companies have been on the path to integration since.
Today, Dave O'Callaghan, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, VMware, blogged about the next step forward. "We're excited to announce a significant milestone in our operational integration plans since the acquisition less than six months ago. Effective today, the AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Platform through Subscription Cloud (SaaS) SKUs will available on the VMware price list to our global network of more than 75,000 partners. AirWatch is the leader in enterprise mobility management, and the platform includes mobile device, email, application, content and browser management solutions."
He explained that VMware partners who are not enrolled in the AirWatch partner program will need to complete brief training and pass a short exam to gain access to the "SKUs."
AirWatch will continue to operate as a subsidiary of VMware and its sales will remain a separate sales and channel organization, and will continue to sell directly and through channels, according to O'Callaghan. Plus, the AirWatch team will continue to provide customer support to their customer base.
On the flip side, AirWatch partners can also become VMware partners.
"We look forward to introducing our more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners to AirWatch," he said.