To begin, Roundstone isn't a VMware partner. We've known VMware for 20 years or so, and know they invented server virtualization, which revolutionized the IT infrastructure industry. This provided users with unbelievable value, in that they could finally extract maximum value out of the server hardware they had purchased. All good stuff.
But, to be fair, 20 years is a long time, and a lot of things have changed since then, Everything except that you're all still paying VMware a heck of a lot of money for what has become "table stakes" in the IT infrastructure space. Simply stated, there's no technical reason why you need to be using, and paying for, most if not all of VMware's product line. Again, nothing against VMware, except that the market has moved past them.
Still, IT users (who seem to move with a herd mentality) have been reluctant to move away from VMware. After all, many careers have been made supporting VMware, many technical people have their employment tied to the fact that they're "VMware experts" and, as we all know, objects at rest stay at rest, if you get my meaning.
Until now. Now you have to act, because the purchase of VMware by Broadcom is hitting you now. You had nothing to do with it, but like it or not, you're in it. Which sucks, to be frank. But you can't sit there and not act. Your VMware partner has been fired by Broadcom, your products have been changed overnight, many of your products are being ended or sold to other companies, and you'll now be paying for all of VMware's products on a subscription basis. You have no choice. Or, do you?
Why be held hostage when you don't have to be? No one likes to be forced to do things; we all like the freedom to do what we decide to do. So, this time, since you're being left with no choice, how about you finally make the move away from VMware? There are tens of thousands of organizations which have already done so, and I don't think a single one has gone out of business because they ditched VMware.
Here's the answer...get away from VMware by deploying Nutanix, and with it, their Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). AHV replaces VSphere. For free.
Nutanix's Prism is the management tool that Nutanix uses. Prism replaces VCenter. For free.
And Nutanix even gives you the tool to make the migration simple. For free.
What are you waiting for? Give us a call and we'll help you start the process of getting your freedom back!
Tim Joyce, Founder, Roundstone Solutions