The virtualization leader's software-defined storage vSAN product serves as the foundation of VMware's HCI software strategy. VMware also offers a comprehensive management suite, vCenter, and a network virtualization product, NSX, to round out its software-defined data center portfolio. VMware has a bundled per-VM pricing model for remote and branch office environments that includes both the vSphere and vSAN licenses together. The company leverages its software assets to deliver hyper-converged products that can be deployed on certified hardware components, as vSAN ReadyNode, turnkey appliances or as a rack-scale solution.
VMware is ranked No. 2 in vision and No. 3 in execution on the Magic Quadrant.