VMware Introduces vSphere with Operations Management [VMware]


At VMware Partner Exchange in Vegas in February, VMware announced VMware vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM). The offering continues with a trend that we expect will continue with VMware – providing more of it’s licensing via bundles (like vCloud or the vSphere Acceleration Kits, which all now include vCenter Operations Manager). Although customers will still be able to purchase vSphere and vCenter Operations Manager separately, the bundle provides value in the way it’s licensed. Previously, Operations Manager was licensed via number of virtual machines (in bundles of 25). With the new vSOM offering, customers can license per host – allowing them to realize savings by consolidating more than 25 virtual machines on one physical host. It should also help make it less complicated to manage licensing.

Why has VMware made this change in their offering?

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Justifying vCloud Suite: What You Need To Know [VMware]

Justifying vCloud Suite

If you run a data center, then you have likely heard of or used VMware’s data center virtualization products like ESX Server or vSphere. At VMworld 2012, VMware changed their flagship vSphere product with new features and the announcement of the vCloud Suite

Available since September 2012, the vCloud Suite isn’t a totally new product, nor does it replace vSphere. But it does support VMware’s vision for a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). How? In this post we dig into the components of vCloud suite and how it works to bring the SDDC vision to life.

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