Starting March 1, 2015, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced will be consolidated into VMware vSphere Data Protection (available through vSphere Essentials Plus Kit or higher vSphere editions, all vSphere with Operations Management editions and all vCloud Suite editions) and will no longer require purchase of a separate license. All functionality available with vSphere Data Protection Advanced, previously available as a standalone product, is now included in VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0.
Existing customers that purchased VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced may continue to use the product beyond End of Availability date of March 1, 2015. This change in packaging will not affect existing product support or functionality. VMware remains committed to offering virtual machine backup functionality through VMware vSphere Data Protection as a feature of vSphere. The existing capabilities in VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced are now available to customers who purchased vSphere Essentials Plus Kit or higher vSphere editions, vSphere with Operations Management editions, or vCloud Suite editions and are current on their Support and Subscription (SnS).
Please see FAQ for details.