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Save 50% off vSphere essentials for the next 90 days

TechOps Guy: Nate

Came across this today, which mentions you can save about 50% when licensing vSphere essentials for the next ~90 days. As you may know Essentials is a really cheap way to get your vSphere stuff managed by vCenter. For your average dual socket 16-blade system as an example it is 91% cheaper(savings of ~$26,000) than going with vSphere Standard edition. Note that the vCenter included with Essentials needs to be thrown away if your managing more than three hosts with it. You'll still need to buy vCenter standard (regardless of what version of vSphere you buy).