Liveblog Broadcom/VMware: No more free vSphere Hypervisor
In this blog, Techzine reports on the latest developments surrounding VMware's acquisition of Broadcom.
February 13 - Broadcom has discontinued the free version of the VMware ESXi hypervisor. "Along with the termination of perpetual licensing, Broadcom has also decided to discontinue the Free ES... Read more
Most VMware CSPs to discontinue under Broadcom’s reign
Drastic changes have been taking place since Broadcom completed its acquisition of VMware on November 22. The company plans to say goodbye to a huge number of customers, while partner programs are being discontinued without notice.
Last week, it was revealed that a majority of VMware's CSPs are ... Read more
VMware kills off perpetual licenses, only subscriptions remain
Broadcom has taken another step in its reorganizing of VMware. The sales policy has been shaken up; as expected, the company will stop offering perpetual licenses. In the future, it will only be possible to purchase licenses in a subscription form. Right now, we're still waiting for those to become... Read more
Broadcom will divest VMware EUC and Carbon Black
Broadcom CEO Hock Tan has confirmed that, as expected, it will divest VMware End-User Compute and Carbon Black. The company also revealed what strategy it will pursue with the remaining VMware services, likely resulting in higher costs for customers.
During an earnings call on Thursday, Tan said... Read more
Broadcom immediately sets up Carbon Black for sale
From now on, Carbon Black is a separate "business unit" within Broadcom's portfolio. In doing so, Broadcom is cutting its endpoint security offering loose from the rest of VMware, which itself has now been split into several divisions.
Update 29-11: Carbon Black (CB) is unlikely to remain part o... Read more
VMware split into four divisions after acquisition by Broadcom
VMware has been split into four divisions following its acquisition by Broadcom. CEO Raghu Raghuram has also stepped down.
The Register discovered the restructuring. Only one of the divisions retains the VMware name. VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), the most successful product within the VMware of... Read more
It’s official: Broadcom has acquired VMware
Broadcom's acquisition of VMware is now complete. The company confirmed the move in a press release on November 22nd. Chinese authorities had earlier revealed the conditions under which they would approve the deal worth $61 billion.
Initially, Broadcom hoped to secure the incorporation of VMware... Read more
VMware integrates with Symantec as Broadcom acquisition nears
At its Explore event in Barcelona, VMware was still unable to confirm its acquisition by Broadcom. However, The company's already integrating its offerings with Broadcom subsidiary Symantec, ideally giving customers a unified SASE option in due time. It's in advance of a likely coalescence of VMwar... Read more
VMware cuts offerings in anticipation of acquisition by Broadcom
While the acquisition by Broadcom is still pending, VMware has decided to discontinue its Flings program. The website flings.vmware.com previously allowed users to install experimental software. However, many of the offerings are now available elsewhere on the VMware website.
Earlier today, Broa... Read more
Nutanix CEO: “VMware customers should be worried about Broadcom acquisition”
Broadcom's acquisition of VMware should worry customers, according to Nutanix's CEO Rajiv Ramaswami. As a former top executive at both companies, he sees a pattern in Broadcom's behaviour after it acquires another company. Thus, higher prices and less support for customers lie ahead, the Nutanix to... Read more