VMware and Broadcom

A New Era for Cloud Computing

Broadcom’s recent acquisition of VMware has shaken the world of cloud computing. Let’s break down the key changes and what they mean for you:

Simplified Products: VMware and Broadcom are streamlining their offerings to two main choices: VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware vSphere Foundation. This means some standalone software will only be available within these bundles.

Subscription Shift: VMware is moving from perpetual licenses to a subscription model. You’ll now pay per core for access, which will impact how you budget and purchase VMware products.

Partner Reshuffle: The VMware partner program is being revamped. Finding the right partner to navigate these changes is crucial.

What it Means for You:

  • Cost Changes: The shift to subscriptions might increase costs. Careful planning is needed to optimize spending.
  • Strategic Decisions: Consider if migrating to alternative platforms aligns with your business goals.

How to Adapt:

  • License Audit: Assess your current usage to ensure compliance and identify cost-saving opportunities.
  • Transition Plan: Develop a roadmap that considers both short-term adjustments and long-term strategic alignment with the new licensing model.
  • Expert Guidance: Stay informed about ongoing changes and leverage expert advice to ensure your VMware investment continues to deliver value.

Looking Ahead:

While these changes present challenges, they also offer opportunities. By partnering with an experienced advisor, you can navigate this transition effectively and leverage the full potential of VMware technologies.

Check out our recent podcast and panel on VMware where we answer all of these questions and more live!