VMware licensing is known as Vsphere editions and is designed for medium sized and enterprise customers to help to consolidate data to speed up the productivity of the business.
There are four main offerings which are targeted at various deployment scenarios. Each edition includes a hypervisor as well as support features that improve availability, offer data protection, automate resource management and help to simplify business operations. Each of the editions work with the vCenter Server (either one that is already set up or a new one will need to be purchased.)
The following editions enable you to acquire VMware software at reduced prices and the following programs offer differing entry levels:
- VMware vSphere Standard – offers an entry level solution for basic consolidation of applications, which helps to reduce hardware costs and speeds up deployment.
- VMware vSphere Advanced – provides a strategic consolidation solution which helps to protect your businesses critical processes against planned and unplanned system downtime.
- VMware vSphere Enterprise – minimises downtime, protects data and automating resource management.
- VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus – this option delivers the full range of features, transforming your data centre into a extremely simplified environment, offering flexible, reliable IT services.
View a comparison of the Vsphere Editions
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