FAQs

Q. What is the current offer?
A. VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus customers upgrading to vCloud Suite Platinum get 50% off of the upgrade to vSphere Platinum for vCloud Suite Platinum.

Q. What is the value proposition of taking advantage of this promotion?
A. VMware vCloud Suite Platinum brings together VMware vSphere Platinum, the world’s leading compute virtualization platform and the industry-leading VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform. By bringing together advanced security capabilities fully integrated into the world’s most comprehensive cloud management platform, enterprises have an easy way to on-board to cloud with enhanced security and consistent operations across clouds, supporting secure application innovation.

Q. What is the timeframe for this Promotion?
A. This promo is available from January 10, 2019 through October 30, 2019 at 11:59PM PT (Pacific Time).

Q. What are the benefits of the Promotion?
A. This promotion makes it easier for customers to upgrade from compute virtualization to full cloud management platform with enhanced security at a discount. Customers can take advantage of single SKU to upgrade from vSphere Enterprise Plus to vCloud Suite Platinum via a two-step process of upgrading from vSphere Enterprise Plus to vSphere Platinum and then additionally purchasing vRealize Suite.

Q. What are the requirements of this promotion?
A. Upgrade customers must have purchased vSphere Enterprise Plus and must be currently active on Subscription and Support (SnS) at the time of purchasing the eligible upgrades. Customers must also purchase the eligible upgrades during the promotion period.

Q. What additional capabilities are included in the Promo?
A. This promotion helps vSphere Enterprise Plus customers upgrade to the new vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum, which includes vSphere Platinum and vRealize Suite.

vSphere Platinum is a new edition of vSphere, that delivers comprehensive built-in security for applications, infrastructure, data, and access, and has VMware AppDefense built right-in, to provide visibility into application behavior and protect applications by shrinking the attack surface with the power of machine learning and behavioral analytics.
vRealize Suite is a cloud management platform that enables developers to quickly build VM and container-based applications in any cloud with secure and consistent operations, through 3 use cases:

  • Self-Driving Operations helps IT continuously optimize capacity and performance based on operational and business intent.
  • Programmable Provisioning helps developers and IT easily access infrastructure and application resources on any cloud through API, catalog, or CLI with full lifecycle management.
  • Application Operations enables developers to quickly release, troubleshoot and optimize performance of highly distributed microservice-based cloud applications in real-time.


Q. Is there a detailed SKU list posted for eligible products that must be purchased in-order-to take advantage of this promotion?
A. Yes, see list.

Q. What if I buy through a channel partner, will my order(s) be eligible?
A. Yes.

Q. Which customers are eligible for this promotion?
A. This promotion is available to all commercial and academic end-user customers.


Q. Are promotion purchases eligible for VMware purchasing programs

A. Yes, this promotion is eligible for VMware Enterprise Purchasing Program (EPP). This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts for the same product.


Q. Do Academic discounts apply?

A. Yes.

 

Q. Which SKUs are associated with this Promotion?

A.

Description

Commercial Part Number

Academic Part Number

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Enterprise. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - US Data Center PRO

CL18-A1PLENT-12P-UG-CP

CL18-A1PLENT-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Enterprise. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - US Data Center PRO

CL18-A1PLENT-36P-UG-CP

CL18-A1PLENT-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Advanced. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - US Data Center PRO

CL18-A1PLADV-12P-UG-CP

CL18-A1PLADV-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Advanced. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - US Data Center PRO

CL18-A1PLADV-36P-UG-CP

CL18-A1PLADV-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Standard. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - US Data Center PRO

CL18-A1PLSTD-12P-UG-CP

CL18-A1PLSTD-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Standard. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - US Data Center PRO

CL18-A1PLSTD-36P-UG-CP

CL18-A1PLSTD-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Enterprise. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - Frankfurt Data Center PRO

CL18-B1PLENT-12P-UG-CP

CL18-B1PLENT-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Enterprise. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - Frankfurt Data Center PRO

CL18-B1PLENT-36P-UG-CP

CL18-B1PLENT-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Advanced. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - Frankfurt Data Center PRO

CL18-B1PLADV-12P-UG-CP

CL18-B1PLADV-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Advanced. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - Frankfurt Data Center PRO

CL18-B1PLADV-36P-UG-CP

CL18-B1PLADV-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Standard. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - Frankfurt Data Center PRO

CL18-B1PLSTD-12P-UG-CP

CL18-B1PLSTD-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Standard. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - Frankfurt Data Center PRO

CL18-B1PLSTD-36P-UG-CP

CL18-B1PLSTD-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Enterprise. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - London Data Center PRO

CL18-C1PLENT-12P-UG-CP

CL18-C1PLENT-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Enterprise. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - London Data Center PRO

CL18-C1PLENT-36P-UG-CP

CL18-C1PLENT-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Advanced. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - London Data Center PRO

CL18-C1PLADV-12P-UG-CP

CL18-C1PLADV-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Advanced. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - London Data Center PRO

CL18-C1PLADV-36P-UG-CP

CL18-C1PLADV-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Standard. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - London Data Center PRO

CL18-C1PLSTD-12P-UG-CP

CL18-C1PLSTD-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Standard. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - London Data Center PRO

CL18-C1PLSTD-36P-UG-CP

CL18-C1PLSTD-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Enterprise. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - Sydney Data Center PRO

CL18-F1PLENT-12P-UG-CP

CL18-F1PLENT-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Enterprise. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - Sydney Data Center PRO

CL18-F1PLENT-36P-UG-CP

CL18-F1PLENT-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Advanced. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - Sydney Data Center PRO

CL18-F1PLADV-12P-UG-CP

CL18-F1PLADV-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Advanced. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - Sydney Data Center PRO

CL18-F1PLADV-36P-UG-CP

CL18-F1PLADV-36P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Standard. SaaS component 12 month Prepaid - Sydney Data Center PRO

CL18-F1PLSTD-12P-UG-CP

CL18-F1PLSTD-12P-UG-AP

Upgrade: VMware Sphere Enterprise plus to VMware vCloud Suite 2018 Platinum - Standard. SaaS component 36 month Prepaid - Sydney Data Center PRO

CL18-F1PLSTD-36P-UG-CP

CL18-F1PLSTD-36P-UG-AP

Support:

Q. Is Subscription and Support (SnS) required?
A.Yes. A minimum one year of SnS is required with purchase.

Q. Is SnS discounted?
A. Discounts are not offered for VMware Subscription and Support (SnS).

Q. Who can I contact if I have questions?
A. Please contact your VMware authorized reselling partner or VMware account representative if you have any questions.