Helping you to navigate change: VMware Licensing Transition

The recent announcement of VMware’s licensing changes by Broadcom signals a significant shift from perpetual to subscription models. As IT stakeholders, you may be pondering the impacts of these changes on your current licensing strategy, and we are here to help you confidently navigate these changes. Redcentric has been recognised as 1 of only 7 UK strategic partner’s of VMware by Broadcom and the only one running a true VCF 5 certified cloud. As we embark on this exciting new strategic partnership with Broadcom, Redcentric remains well positioned to drive the most benefit from your investments in VMware based solutions.


What’s happening to VMware licensing?

Two significant changes are happening to VMware licensing: the phasing out of perpetual licenses (with the subscription model now taking center stage) and the shift to a core-based licensing model. These change prompts a crucial question for your organisation: What does this mean for your existing licensing approach? The VMware licensing landscape is evolving, and future decisions need to be made.


Why are these changes happening?

The changes in VMware’s licensing model orchestrated by Broadcom are propelled by a strategic vision to align with the core feature offerings of hyperscalers that are consumed by a high percentage of the market. Recognising the increasing demand for enhanced regulations and control, VMware aims to position itself as a viable alternative that not only facilitates digital transformation but also ensures compliance with stringent standards. In a landscape where organisations seek assurances regarding the precise boundaries of data access, VMware makes this level of control accessible to the market. By providing a feature set comparable to core hyperscaler offerings, VMware supports the empowerment of organisations with the tools needed for innovation while addressing their need for regulatory adherence and data control.


What does the VMware licensing changes mean for your organisation?

The move towards subscription-based licensing signifies a broader industry trend, with many organisations transitioning to this model for its benefits in continuous innovation, faster time to value, and predictable scalability. However, adapting to this shift requires a careful evaluation of your organisation’s unique needs and goals.

Your existing IT estate might not be optimal in this new licensing world. And to really drive the most value from your VMware investment it’s imperative that you consume as much of the enhanced feature set that is now available to you to the benefit of your organisation.


Our advice from our VMware experts

In the midst of these changes, Redcentric offers a steady hand to guide you through the changes. Our experts are ready to provide consultations tailored to your specific situation. Here’s why Redcentric is your trusted partner in this journey:

  1. Expertise in license transition

We’re well-versed in transitioning organisations from perpetual to subscription-based licenses. Our experience speaks for itself, showcasing our ability to navigate complexities with precision.

  1. Temporary and long-term solutions

We completely understand that uncertainty may require flexible solutions. Whether you need licensing for a temporary solution or a more extended period while awaiting clarity, we have you covered.

  1. Trusted pair of hands

Change can be daunting, but with Redcentric, you are in trusted hands. We have successfully guided other organisations through similar transformations, enabling them to embrace new licensing models with confidence.

  1. Experts in latest VMware technology

Our commitment to staying at the forefront of technology is evident through our adoption of the latest VMware innovation like VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 5. By harnessing VCF, we ensure that we are well-equipped to support your organisation on its future roadmap. Whether you choose to leverage our cloud platform or operate within your private cloud using VCF technology, our expertise is tailored to meet your specific needs.


Don’t let uncertainty stall your IT plans. Connect with Redcentric for a consultation tailored to your organisation’s needs. Our experts will work closely with you to understand your unique challenges, provide clarity on the changes, and formulate a strategic plan that aligns with your business goals.


As your partner in navigating the changing landscape of VMware, Redcentric ensures that you are well-prepared for the future, turning uncertainty into a strategic advantage.


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