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How to cut VMware licensing costs; A joint product with Salesforce.com

Keith Kessinger

This week's VMware news roundup includes tips for saving money on VMware licenses and news on VMware and Salesforce.com's joint product.

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No silver bullet for VMware licensing procurement
Are you looking for ways to save money on VMware licenses? In some instances, you can save a lot of money by going through an original equipment manufacturer or reseller. But if you play your cards right with VMware, especially if you're considering Microsoft Hyper-V, they may slash 30% to 40% off of the list price.

Each method, however, has its benefits and drawbacks that extend beyond the upfront price (e.g., licensing renewals, discounts on data center hardware). Therefore, you should carefully weigh your options, depending on your company's size and needs.

VMware, Salesforce.com to team up on cloud computing
VMware and Salesforce.com are developing a new product that focuses "on the future of cloud computing." Both companies launched the new VMforce.com website and will hold a joint webcast on April 27 to announce their new offering.

Their partnership has generated some buzz, but not a lot of details. So in this story, we provide a few theories on what VMware and Salesforce.com may have up their sleeve.

 

Keith Kessinger is the assistant editor of SearchServerVIrtualization.com and SearchVMware.com. . He is responsible for editing tips, creating editorial guides and recording podcasts. Prior to joining TechTarget, he graduated from Northeastern University in 2009 with a B.A. in journalism and minors in both economics and sociology. You can reach him at kkessinger@techtarget.com.


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