No more VMware perpetual licenses after today
VMware is announcing no more perpetual licenses: VMware by Broadcom Dramatically Simplifies Offer Lineup and Licensing Model - VMware News and Stories
Over the past two years, VMware has been on a journey to simplify its portfolio and transition from a perpetual to a subscription model to better serve customers with continuous innovation, faster time to value, and predictable investments.
Today, VMware by Broadcom has reached a new milestone with the announcement of the following:
- A dramatic simplification of our product portfolio that allows customers of all sizes to gain more value for their investments in VMware solutions. The portfolio simplification across all VMware by Broadcom divisions stems from customer and partner feedback over the years telling us our offers and go-to-market are too complex.
- Complete the transition of all VMware by Broadcom solutions to subscription licenses, with the end of sale of perpetual licenses, Support and Subscription (SnS) renewals for perpetual offerings, and hybrid purchase program/subscription purchase program (HPP/SPP) credits beginning today (effective dates will vary). Additionally, we are introducing a bring-your-own-subscription license option, providing license portability to VMware validated hybrid cloud endpoints running VMware Cloud Foundation.
Check out a recent post on what customers should do: Broadcom VMware Buyout: 5 Things to do Now - Virtualization Howto
Anyone working for organizations looking at transitioning away from VMware vSphere after the Broadcom acquisition?