Professional Services

VUmbrella, the parent company of VMTrainers, is a provider of Training and Professional Services in the virtualization space. We serve as a virtual workbench for VMware Partners and other reseller organizations seeking to provide virtualization services on a subcontract basis. VUmbrella exists so that you don’t have to tell your customer “no”.

We offer an alternative approach to staffing known as a virtual workbench, where we temporarily augment your staff so that you can tackle more complex and profitable virtualization projects.

Consider just some of the advantages of using VUmbrella’s virtual workbench:

  • We have over 20 highly skilled, certified instructors and consultants available throughout the US and Canada.
  • A virtual workbench is a new business model; streamlining resource procurement while allowing you to retain complete operational control.
  • We have built our legacy on working with only the best of the best. Nearly all of our instructors possess at least one of the new VMware VCAP certifications.
  • Let your customers and STAFF benefit from our ever-sharpened instructor level knowledge coupled with years of field experience. After all, we are trainers!

Keep reading for an elaboration on the above points.

Our Consultants
We are joined by over 20 independent VMware Certified Professionals throughout the US and Canada who possess a wide variety of highly technical skills and certifications. Though they are VMware instructors and consultants, their skills are certainly not limited to VMware products. In fact, many have consulted with and/or trained directly for Citrix, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems. This makes them a perfect choice for your tougher interoperability projects such as Cloud migrations, complex P2Vs, and heterogeneous virtualization designs.

Virtual Workbench
Our Professional Services offering is a bit different than other organizations in that our business model isn’t focused on direct sales to individual companies. While we can work directly with customers, we market our abilities to VARs and partners, to act on their behalf as subcontractors. We understand that retaining highly technical staff members on a permanent basis can be very expensive, especially if you can’t utilize or bill their time fully. An ideal situation would be to have access to these resources without the worry of paying their upkeep or persuading them to stay onboard when your business runs slow. This is where we come in. We are there when you need us, but when you don’t need us we are off sharpening our skills in the classroom and at other sites, gaining the experience you will need in the future.

Quality and Reliability
A common problem when using independent contractors is a lack of reliability and quality assurance. We pride ourselves on accepting only the best of the best, both in training and consulting engagements. To earn a place on the VMTrainer’s roster, an instructor must maintain a 4.7/5.0 average on his/her evaluations in professional and technical competencies. Many of the individuals who represent our Professional Services Organization (PSO) have been with VMTrainers for years, and it is through their high regard for quality that VMTrainers has become so popular among training providers. To continue providing the highest standard of service possible, we screen each of our consultants to ensure their skills are a good fit for our partners.

Highly Trained
Most of our consultants are also independent instructors and highly trained enterprise architects. We can offer you extremely technical individuals on an as-needed basis. Our consultants are required by their affiliated organizations to remain in peak technical readiness, so you can be assured you always get the best trained, most well-informed consultant available. In addition, we are very flexible in our offerings. We can either run the entire engagement or simply augment your staff for specialty needs.

Train your Staff
Finally, given that most of our consultants are also trainers in a variety of fields, they are perfect for that first engagement when you’d like to train your staff while exceeding your customer’s expectations.

Please refer to our latest Professional Services Offering brochure. This summary illustrates just some of the skills and certifications possessed by the VUmbrella team.

On behalf of the entire VUmbrella team, we thank you for your consideration, and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the future! Click here to send us an email.