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VMworld 2012: VMware declares death to vRAM pricing

Tim Greene | Aug. 29, 2012
The incoming CEO of VMware kicked off VMworld 2012 with a gift to customers: the death of a pricing scheme based on how much memory was devoted to virtual machines, a confusing and costly way to measure license fees.

It also includes a business-management tool used to carry out cost-benefit analysis of the virtual data center architecture and the changes it requires to customer infrastructure.

The goal, Herrod says, acceptance of the new architecture as the new standard for data centers. "We want the virtual data center to be as reliable as virtual machines," he says.


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