VMworld 2017: SaaS Subscriptions Are the Direction Moving Forward

In my last post I mainly focused on the VMware / Amazon AWS announcement and one of the particulars and now reoccurring buzzwords that is heard with most of all the new announcements is subscription based licensing model. The reasons for the change of direction in the way VMware licenses its services moving forward is “driven by customer demand”. I have not really heard of any customers “demanding” this but regardless of the given reason, VMware has charted its course forward with SaaS subscription based service model and all of the rest of the new announcements will be based on this service model.