VMware Unveils Cloud Pricing Model, Beefs Up Cloud Provider Program


VMware is simplifying the pricing model for service providers looking to leverage its vCloud platform to build cloud services.

The company is doubling the number of products in its VMware Service Provider Program.

The enhancements to the VMware Service Provider Program, or VSPP, come during a time of fast growth in the program, said Geoff Waters, director of VSPP. There are currently 2,900 service providers working with VSPP, or 145 percent more than 12 months ago.

"The bulk of these partners offer multi-tenant services to their customers," Waters said. "VSPP allows enterprises and SMBs to access public clouds from our partners, and combine them with private clouds into hybrid clouds."

The biggest change to VSPP is a new way for customers to pay for virtual machines as part of VMware's Infrastructure-as-a-service offering, Waters said.

 

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