PALO ALTO, Calif., October 8, 2012 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced a new VMware Enterprise Purchasing Program(EPP). Expanding on the current VMware Volume Purchasing Program (VPP), VMware EPP enables customers globally to purchase software licenses in volume rapidly while benefiting from cost savings, ease-of-procurement and deployment flexibility. VMware EPP is available to customers through authorized VMware partners.
VMware EPP is a token-based program that offers customers a variety of incentives beginning with significant deployment flexibility, access to latest product releases and value on VMware products and services. The program also offers customers the ability to mix and match products and purchase at any time (within a three-year term) allowing them to adjust their deployment strategy based on business and project needs. In addition, customers have the option of centralized or de-centralized management enabling them to grant tokens to support different departments or projects as needed. For partners, VMware EPP provides an extended incentive model, facilitates longer-term customer relationships, and helps grow their businesses.
“With VMware EPP, we are making it easier, faster and more advantageous for customers seeking to purchase VMware products and services,” said Ryan Knauss, vice president, Pricing and Licensing, VMware. “This new program offers customers cost savings, flexibility and ease of management to help them efficiently acquire the products and services required to support their business needs. VMware partners will benefit from a deeper engagement with customers by assisting with product deployment and through increased transaction velocity.”
Getting Started with VMware EPP
Customers may enroll for VMware EPP via the VMware Purchasing Programs page. Once enrolled, customers can use the EPP Configurator to estimate their need for VMware products over a three year period and the associated number of tokens. To purchase tokens, customers engage VMware authorized EPP partners. Customers can then view and manage their tokens as well as redeem their tokens for licenses and production Support and Subscription via My VMware.
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