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Streamlined Products, Simplified Subscriptions

Posted: Feb 2024

There’s been a shift in the VMware ecosystem. Broadcom’s recent overhaul of their product lineup and licensing model promises a simpler, more cost-effective approach for businesses. But navigating the changes can be daunting. This blog post cuts through the confusion, highlighting the key transformations and empowering you to make informed decisions for your organization.

Two Primary Product Offerings

VMware’s product lineup has been streamlined into two primary offerings: vSphere Foundation and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). vSphere Foundation is a foundation for building and running private clouds, while VCF is a platform for delivering and managing hybrid cloud services. This simplification should make it easier for customers to choose the right products for their needs.

Ending Perpetual Licenses and Subscription Renewals

Perpetual licenses and renewals are fading into the past. Embrace the flexibility and cost predictability of subscription-based licensing. This ensures continuous access to the latest features, patches, and security updates, keeping your virtual environment future-proof.

Adapting to the New Landscape: What Does This Mean for You?

If you are a VMware customer, these changes may have a significant impact on your software costs. It is important to carefully review the new product lineup and pricing options to determine how they will affect your organization.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

  • Understand the pricing structure and its implications. The new pricing model is based on per-core licensing, which means that you will be charged based on the number of CPU cores that you use.
  • Choose the optimal product and licensing model for your unique needs. There are core minimums to manage. There are different pricing tiers available, depending on the features and functionality that you need. Legacy SKUs like Essentials are no more, for example.
  • Navigate the transition process smoothly with a trusted partner like Bridgehead IT. You can purchase subscriptions on a monthly, 12-month or 36-month term.

Bridgehead IT: Beyond VMware

Bridgehead IT doesn’t stop at VMware expertise. We’re your one-stop shop for all your IT transformation needs:

  • Lifecycle asset management: We can help you track, manage, and optimize your IT assets throughout their lifecycles.
  • Technology procurement: We can help you find the best deals on hardware, software, and cloud services.
  • Cloud migration: We can help you migrate your workloads to the cloud securely and efficiently.
  • Managed IT services: We can provide ongoing support and management for your IT infrastructure.

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