I’ll keep this one short because the facts speak for themselves. Earlier this year, VMware announced (and then slightly backtracked) their new v5 licensing model. VMware introduced a limit on how much RAM each vSphere license would cover.
The impact has been huge. Locally, I’ve seen hardcore VMware partners (the people who drove demand for vSphere) start to sell Hyper-V. It seems like free with unlimited feature usage beats vTax with limited license features/capacity every time.
This morning, I read this quote on CRN (VMware to jump on social media bandwagon):
“… if you’re going to move to the cloud the license model has to be cloud-based and not physical-based.” Doug Smith, Global Vice President for Sales, VMware
Huh! So the license shouldn’t be physical based. How does that match up with the new RAM limited licensing?