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VMware Horizon Licensing Details and Promotions

Posted by Josh Townsend on Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 08:47 AM
Last week we covered the launch of VMware’s new and updated End User Computing Products, including Horizon View 5.2, Horizon Workspace, and Horizon Mirage.  Those products became generally available (GA) on Monday (March 4, 2013).  With GA came information on pricing and licensing for individual products and for the Horizon Suite, which includes all of these components under one SKU.  With the full Horizon Suite licensing, IT gains a comprehensive set of tools to manage endpoints and provide users with increased levels of service and availability.

Contact Clearpath's VMware Licensing and Professional Services Team

Here’s a breakdown of which components are included in the currently available licensing bundles:

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*Included in VMware Fusion Professional

** For use in Windows version migrations only during 6 month license period, no end-point backup or other management tasks

*** Available a la carte.

VMware is offering special promotional pricing for existing customers with VMware View Premier Bundle licensing to upgrade to the full Horizon Suite at 49% off.  The upgrade to the full Horizon Suite adds Horizon Workspace and Horizon Mirage to your View licensing.  Existing View Premier per-concurrent-user licensing is exchanged for the Horizon Suite per-named-user licensing.  The conversion allows 1 View per-concurrent-user license to be exchanged for 2 named user licenses.  This could double the number of users that your current licensing can accommodate if your usage of View is near or at your per-concurrent-user license count, giving you room to grow!  This is a limited time offer, so contact us today to get the process started.

VMware has announced the End of Availability for standalone ThinApp licensing, VMware View Enterprise Edition licenses (Add-on and Bundle), and Horizon Application Manager. For customers who hold active Support and Subscription (SNS) for standalone ThinApp licensing, VMware View Enterprise Edition licenses (Add-on and Bundle), and Horizon Application Manager, the upgrade paths are as follows:

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For customers with VMware View Enterprise with active SNS, you can upgrade from View Enterprise Bundle to VMware Horizon View (formerly View Premier). Customers with View Enterprise Add-on can upgrade to either Horizon View Add-on or Horizon View Bundle.

For customers with VMware Horizon Application Manager with active SNS, there may be a free upgrade path available to Horizon Workspace.  Contact us today to learn if your licensing qualifies for a free upgrade.

The Clearpath team is excited about these new releases – we’re happy to discuss or demo them for you to help you understand how they might transform your end user computing environment!

P.S. VMware has extended the offer for a free upgrade from vSphere Enterprise Plus to the new vCloud Suite Standard licensing until March 15, 2013.  VMware vCloud Suite Standard includes vSphere, vCloud Director, and vCloud Networking and Security.  If you are interested in automating and securing your VMware infrastructure with the power of vCloud Director and vCloud Networking and Security don’t wait on this deal.  There is a $1 per socket upgrade charge on this, so you’ll have to work with Clearpath to get the upgrade completed before the deadline.

Topics: VMware, Upgrades, Promotions

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