VMware Virtual SAN Licensing and Pricing

Last week, VMware has announced the general availability of VMware Virtual SAN. At a webcast event that was held a few days ago they did not release licensing and pricing information. Today VMware disclosed the secret: Virtual SAN is priced at $2,495 per CPU and at $50 per user for VDI deployments. Let's see how competitors at the Hyper-Converged market like Nutanix, Simplivity, Pivot3 or Scale Computing will react. vsan-vmware-virtual-san-box

VMware Virtual SAN
Standalone license without scale limit. Licensed per CPU socket.

All features
Unlimited capacity
vSphere Distributed Switch
All hosts in a VSAN enabled cluster have to be licensed

$2,495 / CPU

VMware Virtual SAN for Desktop
Standalone license to be used for Virtual Desktops only.

All features
Unlimited capacity
vSphere Distributed Switch

$50 / Concurrent Connection

VSA Upgrade Bundle
vSphere Storage Appliance to Virtual SAN upgrade bundle

No direct upgrade path for VSA
Manual installation and upgrade required
Bundle contains 6 CPU licenses
Valid through September 15, 2014

$9,180

VMware Virtual SAN with Data Protection
VSAN bundled with vSphere Data Protection Advanced

All features
Unlimited capacity
vSphere Distributed Switch
Valid through September 15, 2014

$2,875 / CPU

Beta Promo
VMware offers an 20% discount on Virtual SAN for Beta users

All features
Unlimited capacity
vSphere Distributed Switch
Minimum purchase of 10 licenses required (First Purchase only)
Valid through June 15, 2014

$1,996 / CPU

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