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News: VMware Announces Updates to vSphere 5 vRAM Licensing

In response to numerous concerns voiced in the community and on this web site VMware has announced an update to the vRAM based licensing for vSphere 5.  The key changes are:

  • Increased vRAM entitlements for all vSphere editions, including the doubling of the entitlements for vSphere Enterprise and Enterprise Plus.
  • Capped the amount of vRAM counted in any given VM, so that no VM, not even the “monster” 1TB vRAM VM, would cost more than one vSphere Enterprise Plus license.
  • Adjusted the model to be much more flexible around transient workloads and short-term spikes that are typical in environments such as test and development. Continue reading News: VMware Announces Updates to vSphere 5 vRAM Licensing

VMware – A Train with an Engine, 3 Boxcars, and a Caboose

People often equate VMware with vSphere (certainly VMware’s flagship product). But VMware is not a one product or even a one product line company. VMware is in fact five different businesses, each of which make different current contributions, have different long term strategic value, and have different synergies with the others. These five businesses are like an engine, three boxcars and a caboose. Continue reading VMware – A Train with an Engine, 3 Boxcars, and a Caboose