vSphere is VMware’s virtualization platform, or Server Virtualization software, on which you would build the cloud infrastructure for your business.
The key features of vSphere include:
Major vSphere Customers:
There is a huge list of customers who deploy vSphere in their businesses, including Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
vSphere Pricing & Products:
vSphere pricing is available on the VMware website. The vSphere pricing and licensing model is broken down into two types – kits and editions. Kits provide all the requisite licensing and functionality to getting virtualization up and running in a business, and comes as an all-in-one offering. Editions cater for larger enterprises that have a wider scope of requirements, and are a la carte.
This table shows the recommended retail price for the United States market, and should be used as a guideline only as actual pricing may vary. It’s recommended that you contact a registered VMware reseller or partner for accurate vSphere pricing. There is a free 60-day trial available for VSphere.
|Edition/Kit||Price for License (excluding support)|
|VMware vSphere with Operations Management Editions||Standard – $1,745 Enterprise – $3,625 Enterprise Plus – $4,245|
|VMware vSphere with Operations Management Acceleration Kits||Standard – $9,995 Enterprise – $22,995 Enterprise Plus – $27,995|
|VMware vSphere Editions|| Standard – $995 Enterprise – $2,875 |
Enterprise Plus – $3,495
|VMware vSphere Essentials Kits||VMware vSphere Essentials Kit – $495 VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit – $4,495 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for Retail and Branch Offices – $825 |
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for Retail and Branch Offices – $7,495
|VMware vCenter Server Editions (required component)||Foundation – $1,495 Standard – $4,995|
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As there are many options to choose from in the vSphere suite, insight into and feedback from real users about the vSphere pricing model and editions/kits is valuable. At IT Central Station, you’ll be able to read reviews of vSphere and comparable solutions such as VMware Workstation, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, and Oracle VM Virtualbox.
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By Hadas Bergman