Tuesday, January 28, 2014

VMware Products and their Licensing Options - Part-01


Broadly VMware's  offering can be categorized into Datacenter Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery and Cloud Services. But VMware has it's own way of distributing their products under similar categories, I have listed all the VMware products as per their categories

All Products:

Majority of products are part some or the other suite which makes the complete solution for respective category and also these products can be purchased separately. Support & subscription is mandatory for at 1 year but it gives free upgrade for any new releases which is the top benefit. There are 2 support options

1. Gold Support -  Mon-Fri (12 hours / day) 
more info - https://www.vmware.com/support/services/basic.html 

2. Production Support - 24/7 
more info - https://www.vmware.com/support/services/production.html

Some Free Products:

 In the below table I will just list the products and Editions along with how they are licensed, if purchased as a standalone product under Datacenter Virtualization category. There are some products like NSX, Vmware Virsto etc whose pricing are not public.

I will cover the different Suites and Acceleration kit available under datacenter virtualization in the next post. Hope this information was helpful.

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