VMware Introduces vSphere with Operations Management [VMware]

vSOM

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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If You Aren’t 100% Virtualized, You’re Missing Out

Softchoice at VMWare Partner Exchange 2013

The Softchoice team recently wrapped up the week at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) and one thing was clear: many companies are still lagging behind in their virtualization efforts. In my opinion, this is a big problem. You should be 100% virtualized.

Let start with the why

First (and always first) lets look at dollars. VMware shared a study of a Fortune 100 enterprise they completed with McKinsey & Company. The question that was asked: how much could you save by running your current IT Operations with virtualization and all the modern tools and were not held back by your current legacy systems. The answer? 70% savings in CAPEX and 50% savings in OPEX.

And if that’s not compelling enough, read on for an even more compelling reason you should be 100% virtualized.

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