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Perpetual licenses are coming to an end

04 February 2024

Now that the acquisition of VMware by Broadcom has been completed, the new lines will be set by the new VMware by Broadcom.

One of the announcements was the end of perpetual licensing from February 5, 2024. From Monday, February 5, customers will no longer be able to purchase new perpetual licenses or renew their existing support contracts.

From then on, we will switch to a subscription model that will mainly apply per CPU core.

Portfolio as of 4 February

VMware by Broadcom is also seriously cutting back on the range of products. As of February, the portfolio mainly consists of 4 offerings:

  • VMware vSphere Essentials Plus (Maximum 3 hosts with up to 96 cores)          
  • VMware vSphere Standard
  • VMware vSphere Foundation
  • VMware Cloud Foundation

William Lam wrote a very complete article about the new VMware offerings: What’s in the new VMware vSphere Foundation (VVF) and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) offers? (williamlam.com)

Summary table of the new offerings

Marnix Vrambout made a nice summary table of the new offerings:

The Carbon Black and EUC product lines will continue as independent divisions within Broadcom.

Stay tuned for more news to come

Bookmark the TD SYNNEX News Hub & VMware by Broadcom Essential Partner Portal Information page, as critical documentation and information regarding the transition will be updated regularly.

Furthermore you can also explore your options in this new VMware era during a conversation with one of our colleagues! Feel free to book a short online meeting through the following link: https://calendly.com/mvrambout/vmware-30min

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