VMware announced that as of March 18th vSphere Essentials can be acquired for less than $500 USD. Finally VMware is looking more seriously at the SMB space, not just enterprise, this will allow many more companies to take advantage of this great technology.
“VMware vSphere allows SMBs to do more with less,” said Timothy Stephan, senior director, product marketing, VMware. “We’ve helped thousands of SMB customers more effectively utilize their storage, network and computing resources to control costs and respond more quickly to business demand. With this promotion, we are happy to make the benefits of virtualization more affordable for offices of all sizes.”
Customers can purchase vSphere Essentials for the promotional price online or with a VMware partner at http://www.vmware.com/go/affordable. Prices are in effect through June 15th, 2010.