You Get A Cloud, and You Get a Cloud, and You Get a Cloud

It’s like Oprah has visited VMworld today, proclaiming “You Get a Cloud, and You Get a Cloud, and You Get a Cloud!”

vsphere enterprise plus box shotLook at your vSphere 5 box.  If it says ‘Enterprise Plus Edition’ you get a key — to the cloud.  That’s right – if you own VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus edition, you now have VMware vCloud Director.  For free.  As I predicted in Reading the Tea Leaves Before VMworld 2012 Part 2, VMware has introduced a new pricing/packaging scheme called the vCloud Suite, which combines vSphere 5.1, vCloud 5.1, and vCloud Networking and Security into a new package called the vCloud Suite Standard.  And, if you own vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus today, you are automatically entitled to this upgrade at no charge.  You will need to claim the upgrade on http://my.vmware.com licensing portal before December 15th, or you lose your upgrade. Pretty awesome, eh?

There are also a couple other editions of vCloud Suite coming your way: Advanced and Enterprise.  Below is a chart of how the pricing and packaging breaks down.

Bundle:

vCloud Suite Standard

vCloud Suite Advanced

vCloud Suite Enterprise

SW Included:

vSphere Ent PlusvCloud DirectorvCloud Networking & Security (vCNS) Standard, including VXLAN vCloud Suite Standard +vCOPSvCenter Config MgrAdvanced vCNS vCloud Suite Advanced +Site Recovery ManagerChargebackInfrastructure NavigatorvFabric App Director

 

Est. Price Per CPU

$5,000 $7,500 $11,500
 Notes Enterprise Plus Customers under SNS will be entitled to this version if owned by 8/27.  This promotion ends on 12/15.

You can now get to the business of building your own cloud, with all the tools you need for success, in some very customer friendly new packages!  Thanks, VMware!

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