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VMworld 2012: VMware Kills the vTax – Repackages and Reprices the Product Line

VMworld2012150x27VMware has listened to its community – which hated the vTax when it was introduced, and never warmed up to the whole idea over time. VMware has killed the vTax, removing the price on density which it represented.

More importantly, VMware has also gotten rid of the per VM pricing for its management solutions – a pricing model which exacted another tax upon success – as the cost of these solutions grew as the number of VM’s grew.

The New VMware Pricing Model

VMware has now standardized upon per CPU socket pricing for its key new product, the vCloud Suite. So now the product that combines vSphere 5.1, vCloud 5.1, vCenter Operations, and vShield is avaiable on one simple packaging and licensing model. There are no more virtual memory entitlements, no more core entitlements, and no more need to purchase licenses for management products as VM density increases.

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