vmware license

Hey guys,

I need to get a vmware esx 5.5 license and would like vmotion too..however the cost is very high. Is there a way to pay per month on it to make it more manageable?
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Sid6_7Commented:
I would say to use a 3rd party leasing company. Not all will allow software leasing, but i know some do. HP and Dell tend to do 3rd party leasing.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not through VMware, but if you purchase through a reseller, you can obtain finance.

You would also need a license for VMware vSphere Essentials Plus (cheapest) or VMware vSphere vCenter Server and VMware vSphere Server Standard.

Do you have a SAN ?

have you also considered Hybrid Cloud ? or VMware Datacentre Partner ?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
any cost effective resellers?

yes we have a san.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
All VMware Resellers will sell VMware licenses at the same price, as they can be purchased from VMware direct. (e.g. as listed on the VMware Site).

You would be best contacting a Large Reseller, than can arrange a Finance Deal for you, and is registered with a Credit Agency.

How many hosts ?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
2 hosts only
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vSphere Essentials Plus Kit - is only Approx 4000 Euros ?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
We are in USA
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware prices are sold in $.

and just converted elsewhere to local currency...

I thought you might have known, Euros and Dollars are almost 1:1

So, just convert back.... from www.xe.com

so, at todays exchange rate $4,300!

Is that too much in one purchase... ?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
is that for 3 years with prod support?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That figure is for 1 year basic support and subscription.

e.g. the cheapest solution with vMotion.
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Cobra25Author Commented:
how much for 3?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
$6,400 approx. 3 year basic support and subscription.
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Cobra25Author Commented:
do you a link on where to order that, thats cheaper than i thought.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
the most prefect solution for you to use VPS or dedicated server for any hosting provider like
online.net or contabo.com
you can buy a server with Vmware ESX or Citrix Xen Server

pay per month very cheep
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