BECOME A PARTNER

The NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) gives potential partners the opportunity to select the membership that's best for their business and chosen competencies. Regardless of the level of commitment or plans for growth your company chooses, you'll find unique benefits and requirements to help drive your sales.

Partner Types

CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDER

Partners who provide and/or resell hosted software and hardware services in a cloud or managed services model to customers using NVIDIA solutions.

DISTRIBUTOR

Partners who distribute NVIDIA solutions to entities that integrate or resell those products, solutions, and services. Distributors essentially act as an intermediary between vendors and resellers.

OEM 

Partners who utilize NVIDIA products, solutions, and technologies in the systems that they design, manufacture, and sell under their own brand name.

SOLUTION PROVIDER (VAR)

Partners who focus on the value-added reselling of NVIDIA products and NVIDIA-based solutions, leveraging their combined technology expertise and services to meet the business and technical needs of customers.

SOLUTION INTEGRATION PARTNER

Partners who build and sell their own branded systems using NVIDIA-qualified original design manufactured (ODM) platforms. Solutions Integration Partners offer full-stack hardware and/or software installation, implementation, and integration capabilities.

GLOBAL SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

Partners who specialize in the planning, design, implementation, and project management of solutions that include NVIDIA products and technologies to address customer business and technology needs. GSIs provide multi-national industry expertise and operations around the world.

INDEPENDENT SOFTWARE VENDOR

Partners who develop, market, and sell NVIDIA accelerated GPU or DPU optimized applications designed for commercial and enterprise organizations. ISVs have a deep expertise in a specific industry or across multiple industries.

SOLUTION ADVISOR – CONSULTANT

Partners who provide consultation services and expert advice to customers looking to implement NVIDIA solutions. SA - Consultants provide deep NVIDIA expertise, often coupled with vertical industry experience.

SOLUTION ADVISOR – DATA CENTER PROVIDER

Partners who offer colocation services, such as high-density data center facilities, interconnect infrastructure, and state-of-art cooling technologies used to host NVIDIA DGX servers globally.

SOLUTION ADVISOR – STORAGE PARTNER

Partners who collaborate with NVIDIA experts to design storage solutions and joint reference architectures to deliver HPC and AI solutions. Storage Partners often have vertical industry expertise, and build fully integrated, ready-to-deploy hardware and software solutions.

SERVICE DELIVERY PARTNER: EDUCATION SERVICES

Partners who have an established education services organization that offers technology training and certification. This program is an invite-only offering that enables qualified partners to deliver NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) education-based training  and host workshops with an emphasis on AI, machine learning, deep learning, and accelerated computing.

SERVICE DELIVERY PARTNER: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Partners who offer AI consulting, 3D design, simulation and/or custom AI applications design or related implementation services to customers. Professional Services partners often work with NVIDIA resellers to deploy, configure, customize, and maintain customer installations that use NVIDIA-based solutions.

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Competencies

The NPN Program offers several competencies that help partners differentiate their expertise in the marketplace, and support the specific needs of your business models and target markets. Alignment with the NPN Program competencies validates that, as a partner, you are knowledgeable and have developed subject-matter expertise in key advanced technologies. NVIDIA training curricula will help you learn, demonstrate, and validate your knowledge in the competencies that will be important for helping customers succeed. Regardless of your company’s size, business model, or market focus, alignment with NPN competencies helps partners rise above the competition to successfully position and deliver industry-leading NVIDIA-based solutions to customers.

NPN program competencies are designed to accelerate the following targeted workloads:

High Performance Computing

Compute

The Compute competency focuses on partners who provide NVIDIA GPU-accelerated computing platforms for enterprise IT integrated across hardware and software. This robust, secure infrastructure supports all modern workloads from data center to the edge, while driving scientific breakthroughs and game-changing innovations.

The Compute competency includes NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs and NVIDIA AI Enterprise, NVIDIA Riva, and NVIDIA Clara™ Parabricks® software to support accelerated computing solutions.

Compute DGX

Compute DGX

The Compute DGX competency focuses on partners who offer fully integrated NVIDIA DGX™ systems to deliver groundbreaking AI performance and faster insights. Organizations across industries use DGX supercomputers to power their AI projects at the forefront of innovation, shatter world records, and change the world.

The Compute DGX competency includes the Compute competency and DGX products to drive AI workloads.

Embedded Edge

Embedded Edge

The Embedded Edge competency delivers the power of modern AI for autonomous machines and other embedded applications across all industries. The NVIDIA Jetson platform combined with the JetPack SDK, pre-trained models and application frameworks gives customers the tools to quickly develop and deploy robots, drones, IVA applications, and other autonomous machines that can perceive their environment and make real-time decisions.

The Embedded Edge competency includes the Jetson platform products to deliver AI at the edge solutions.

Networking

Networking

The Networking competency focuses on partners who offer NVIDIA networking solutions to enterprises. Customers use this infrastructure to support develop-to-deploy implementations across all modern workloads and storage requirements, enabling a new era of accelerated computing to maximize AI investments.

The Networking competency consists of end-to-end accelerated networking platforms including NVIDIA Spectrum Ethernet, Quantum InfiniBand, BlueField data processing units (DPU), Connect-X adapters and LinkX cables.

NVIDIA Technologies

NVIDIA Technologies

The NVIDIA Technologies competency is not focused on a specific workload, but is broad in scope and provides a high-level overview of the use cases, market opportunities, and technologies related to NVIDIA’s wide portfolio of solutions. This competency is aligned to select influencer and recommender partner types.

Virtualization

Virtualization

The Virtualization competency focuses on customers who deploy NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software on a physical GPU in a cloud or enterprise data center server to create virtual GPUs that can be shared across multiple virtual machines. NVIDIA vGPU software enables powerful performance for workloads ranging from graphics-rich virtual desktops and workstations to data science and AI.

The Virtualization competency includes NVIDIA Virtual PC (vPC), NVIDIA Virtual Applications (vApps), NVIDIA RTX™ Virtual Workstation (vWS) software and graphics-rich visualization workloads  – including CloudXR and Omniverse. 

Visualization

Visualization

NVIDIA’s visualization platform fuels innovation from the desktop to data center to cloud while delivering unparalleled performance capabilities for professional graphics, rendering, and scalable visual solutions. Whether your customers focus on design and manufacturing, media and entertainment, science and medical imaging, energy exploration, or other markets, the Visualization Competency enables you to deliver the best visual computing solutions to your end customers.

PARTNER LEVELS

Registered

The Registered partner is an entry into some of the NPN Partner types. This partner is investing in NVIDIA Sales and Technical training and has access to product, sales and marketing tools.

Preferred

The Preferred partner invests in a deeper relationship with NVIDIA. These partners reach training, revenue, and other goals and are rewarded with special benefits.

Elite

Elite partners are our highest level of partnership reserved for those partners who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to visual computing.

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