vFabric Suite Price Points
VMware vFabric® Suite is available as a one-time perpetual license under which support and subscription (SnS) contracts can be renewed annually. Retail pricing for U.S. editions of vFabric Suite is shown below.
|vFabric Suite Edition||Price with Production Support (USD)||Price with Basic Support (USD)|
|vFabric Suite Standard||$1,500/VM + 25% annual SnS||$1,500/VM + 21% annual SnS|
|vFabric Suite Advanced||$2,500/VM + 25% annual SnS||$2,500/VM + 21% annual SnS|
vFabric Suite Advanced licensing is optimized for the needs of modern cloud applications:
|Cloud Application Requirement||vFabric Approach|
|Apps deployed on virtual infrastructure||
Per-VM pricing for hardware independence
License only infrastructure capacity used
|Web orientation drives highly variable workloads||
Average use pricing
Eliminates budget waste associated with peak use pricing
|Flexibility to adjust architecture as needs change.||
Re-use licenses across different types of servers.
Per-VM or per-Machine pricing
vFabric Suite is licensed on a per-Virtual Machine (VM) or per-Machine basis, regardless of the power of the speed of the phsyical CPUs on the host. This has three advantages:
- License only for the capacity used, and no more.
- No complex "power factors" that increase price CPU speeds rise.
- (For vSphere and cloud enviornments) Distribute vFabric VMs to any host without concern for hardware configuration.
vFabric Suite is licensed in single-VM or machine increments; buy exactly what you need, and no more.
Average use pricing
Usage is measured second-by-second. Averages are measured based on trailing 90 day usage. This eliminates the need to overprovision application infrastructure to accommodate peak workloads. This makes vFabric especially attractive for use QA labs, where tests are run intermittently, as well as in disaster recovery sites, where application instances are used rarely, if ever used.
The diagram below demonstrates how average use pricing eliminates the utility gap created by peak use pricing combined with seasonal peaks in application usage:
Each vFabric Suite license covers a broad range of components: database, app server, web server, and messaging. This fluid licensing lets you re-use licenses across different types of servers, and provides you with flexibility to adjust application architecture as needs change, reducing the risk of overprovisioning licenses for any application tier.
For example, suppose you purchase eight vFabric licenses and deploy them as follows:
Licensing for larger VMs
Each licensed vFabric Suite Virtual Machine (VM) may have up to two vCPUs. VMs with more than two vCPUs require multiple vFabric licenses: each incremental one or two vCPUs requires an additional vFabric license. Examples:
- VM with three or four vCPUs requires two vFabric Suite licenses.
- A VM with five or six vCPUs requires three vFabric Suite licenses.
- Amazon EC2 is similarly accounted with compute units considered equivalent to vCPUs.
Licensing for higher cores
Similar to how vFabric Suite is licensed for VMs, a vFabric Suite license can also apply to a physical CPU up to two physical cores. Machines with more than two physical cores or CPUs require multiple vFabric licenses: each incremental one or two core requires an additional vFabric license. Examples:
- Machine with a quad-core CPU requires two vFabric Suite licenses.
- Machine with two dual-core CPUs requires two vFabric Suite licenses.
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