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Research Brief: Impact of New VMware Bundles & Pricing

VMware by Broadcom (VMware) recently announced changes in how VMware products will be licensed and sold, consolidating offerings into two basic bundles. Shortly after announcing the new bundles, the company said that it will also be reducing the subscription price of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) “by half.”

While the moves might seem positive on the surface, it raises significant questions about whether IT buyers are saving money as more clarity emerges on the details of VMware’s new bundling scheme and the operational limits on its products.

This Research Brief looks at the potential impacts of VMware’s new licensing and pricing may have on IT buyers.

Disclosure: The author is an industry analyst, and NAND Research an industry analyst firm, that engages in, or has engaged in, research, analysis, and advisory services with many technology companies, which may include those mentioned in this article. The author does not hold any equity positions with any company mentioned in this article.