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PSA: Less Than 1 Month Until Free VMware vCloud Suite Offer Expires

Posted by Josh Townsend on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:06 AM
A friendly public service announcement: VMware announced at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco that any customer with vSphere Enterprise Plus licensing under a current Support & Subscription (SnS) agreement as of August 27th would receive a free upgrade to the new vCloud Suite Standard Edition. The free upgrade offer is only available through December 15, 2012. The vCloud Suite Standard Edition includes vSphere Enterprise Plus, VMware vCloud Director, vCloud Connector and vCloud Networking & Security Standard (formerly known as vShield Edge and vShield App). There's some other great discounts to move from the vCloud Suite Standard edition to higher editions with even more functionality built in -- I've detailed those here. VMware added products to the vCloud Suite at VMworld 2012 in Europe making the Enterprise Edition very attractive for customers building private clouds and moving towards hybrid clouds - more on that here. Another cool thing to consider is that when you license the vCloud Suite, the components within (vCenter Operations, vCloud Director, Site Recovery Manager, etc.) switch from a per-VM license model to an ESXi host socket license model meaning that you'll be able to use these products cheaper and without a licensing headache for each new workload you stand up.
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Topics: VMware, Promotions, vCloud Suite

VMware vCloud Suite Upgrade Notes

Posted by Josh Townsend on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

We covered VMworld 2012 announcements in our blog last month.  One of the most exciting announcements is the offering of VMware vCloud Suite – a comprehensive set of VMware products bundled together to help customers begin building private clouds based on VMware’s vision for the software-defined datacenter.  Customers who were licensed for VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus as of August 27th, 2012 are entitled to a free upgrade to the new vCloud Suite Standard Edition.  This free upgrade provides customers with the basic building blocks to begin reshaping their datacenters into modern, elastic, automated clouds.  vCloud Suite Standard includes all vSphere Enterprise Plus functionality plus VMware vCloud Director 5.1, vCloud Connector and Standard vCloud Networking and Security.

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Topics: VMware, Upgrades, vCloud Suite

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