VMworld 2012 kicked this past Monday.During the keynote VMware officially announced new vCPU based vCloud Suite licensing.The vCloud Suite be purchased in three different bundles:Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise.
vCloud Suite Enterprise features:
The three products that are generating the most buzz with our clients are a part of the Enterprise bundle:
So how much does it cost?At first glance the list price for the new vCloud Suite Enterprise is seemingly high at $11,495per CPU.
Here is a breakdown of the cost for the three applications (plus vSphere) based on 50 VMs on a host:
*Based on 50 VMs per host
SRM, vCops, vShield App, and vSphere purchased separately for a 50 VM host without vCloud Suite bundle would cost $50,280 vs $23,990 with the suite.Since the new licensing is per CPU,the more VMs per host,the greater the value.
With the greater core counts and DIMM slots in the latest generation of
2U servers coupled with the new vCloud Suite licensing, scaling up to fewer larger servers could be your best bang for the buck.And when you are ready to take your company to the private or public cloud, it will just be a matter of enabling and configuring the vCloud software for which you are already licensed.