VMware vSAN Pricing and License Cost

Yves Sandfort
CEO / Cloud Evangelist at Comdivision Consulting GmbH
Setup cost, pricing and licensing should be a secondary factor. We talk about primary system storage, which if not performing well or storing reliable can have massive business impact. View full review »
Manager, Technical Systems at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We purchased a VMware Enterprise agreement so vSAN was already included with what we had. It was just a smart choice, given where we were heading eventually, to go with vSAN. That was one of the deciding factors. View full review »
Michel Isaia
Virtualization System Administrator. at a integrator with 51-200 employees
Basically, vSAN is a license in addition to that of the classic VMware Vsphere, which is also mandatory. The easiest way is to get closer to VMware directly; it's much simpler and easier. View full review »
Jose Fuentes
Infrastructure Architect at a media company with 10,001+ employees
The only problem I see with VMware is the price tag. This may start causing problems because there are other solutions out there, like AWS, that are open source and free. So, there is no license fee. VMware is very good, but expensive, in comparison. View full review »
Vijayakumar Arumuga Nadar
R&D Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
With vSAN, we didn't find the market that competitive. VMware is doing well with the local storage piling up in cluster configuration. vSAN is doing great with it. View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Licensing is pretty straightforward. Have a look at the features you need and choose the license that fits. For ROBO scenarios, there is a special ROBO license that could save you some money. dvSwitch functionality is included in every vSAN license. You don’t have to have vSphere Enterprise Plus to use dvSwitches. You only need vSAN licenses. And despite that, vSAN comes with all flash functionality within every license. View full review »
Marcello Collao
Manager Innovation Cross Developer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we began the program with vSAN, it was more expensive than it is now. The price is improving over time. In addition, it includes more features in the same bundle. That is really good for us. View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
VMware vSAN is licensed per CPU and the cost is to the other VMware (and Microsoft) products. VMware vSAN is reasonably priced, but with the addition of more nodes to the cluster, the needed CPU licenses (for VMware/Microsoft/etc.) are increasing rapidly, which makes it an expensive solution. View full review »
Principal Technical Consultant at Fujitsu Consulting India
In terms of pricing and licensing, we need to understand the requirements of the project and the cost model as well, because that has a very important effect on our project delivery. View full review »
Elvar Böðvarsson
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Factor in operational costs. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a tech services company
For Latin America, the costs are very higher; even if you go deep on functionalities, but still it is sellable. View full review »
IT Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
We went with it because of the cost. It's definitely cheaper than buying a storage array. View full review »
Tony McMillan
President & CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I would like to see this technology be made available to smaller businesses, who might benefit from high availability but struggle with the entry fee. View full review »
Engagement Cloud Solution Architect - Ericsson Cloud Services at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
I have no advice about pricing. View full review »
Anto John Pratheep M
Technical Consultant EUC and Cloud at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Its reasonable, compare with other storage vendors View full review »

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