VMware this week rolled out a new version of vSphere, this one aimed largely (although not entirely) at bigger enterprises and carrying a new licensing model. Specifically, VMware is now handling pricing and licensing of virtualization-management products on a per-virtual-machine basis. The company is also hacking prices in half for some offerings.
"As virtualization becomes more pervasive, the VM has become the unit of measure for the data center in terms of cost accounting," Bogomil Balkansky, VMware's vice president of product marketing, told RCPU over lunch recently. The new model, which breaks from a CPU-based licensing structure, "allows customers to be a lot more granular," Balkansky said.
Virtualization Review has many more details about vSphere 4.1 and VMware's new model.
Posted by Lee Pender on July 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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