At the time, the Enterprise level of vSphere licensing was slated to be available for sale for a limited time. To this day, Enterprise is still available for sale. For anyone considering between the two versions, I will definitely nudge you towards Enterprise Plus. Here are a few reasons why:
The full breakdown of Standard, Advanced, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus licensing levels is here.
The other side of the coin is, if all of these levels bring too much cost into the picture and the features are not required, VMware has made a serious leap forward with the revised Essentials Plus offering. Basically, small and remote sites that need a virtualized infrastructure will see it as a winning solution; but not all of the features of the big datacenters. Check out the Essentials Plus offering here.
Enterprise Plus may not be needed for all installations, but if the decision rests between Enterprise and Enterprise Plus; it should be pretty clear which way to go.
Have you made the case to stay on Enterprise? If so, share your comments here.
Posted by Rick Vanover on 10/21/2010 at 12:48 PM
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