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By Michael Adams, director of vSphere product marketing, VMware

VMware today made changes to simplify its lineup of core VMware vSphere and VMware vSphere with Operations Management offerings. VMware is reducing the number of offerings ranging from VMware vSphere Standard to VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus from six SKUs down to three SKUs.

The new lineup will consist of VMware vSphere Standard, VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus and VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus. Effective June 30, 2016, VMware vSphere Enterprise, VMware vSphere with Operations Management Standard and VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise will reach End of Availability.

Additionally, all VMware vCenter Server Standard customers (existing and new) will now receive vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server. The new offering will provide 25 Operating System Instances (OSIs) of vRealize Log Insight limited to monitoring logs from VMware vCenter Server, VMware vSphere and VMware vRealize Log Insight content packs.

Pricing Updates

Beyond the product lineup and packaging updates, VMware is making two pricing changes. VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus is now $4,395 per CPU. VMware vCenter Server Standard is now $5,995 per instance.

Alignment of Products with Customer Use Cases

VMware updated its virtualization product lineup to align it with the most common customer use cases:

  • VMware vSphere Standard enables server consolidation and business continuity
  • VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus delivers resource management, enhanced application performance and availability
  • VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus optimizes the data center via intelligent operations, consistent management, and automation and predicative analytics.

VMware is committed to delivering greater value to its customer through the introduction of new capabilities in its solutions. New product releases introduced today such as VMware vSphere with Operations Management and vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server will help customers get more out of their investments in VMware software.

For additional details on today’s pricing and packaging updates, please view this video