Menu
VMware upgrades development product, cuts price

VMware upgrades development product, cuts price

VMware has upgraded a tool designed to help development teams work in virtual environments -- and it announced changes to the tool's pricing that could make deployments significantly cheaper.

VMware Lab Manager 3 provides self-service access to software configurations and stacks in virtual environments. It is primarily used by developers, who can access an image library for testing and development work without involving IT in the process of setting up a server.

The new release, announced Monday, will make it easier to involve more people in the development process, said Melinda Wilken, senior director of product marketing. This tool offers support for multiple teams, such as quality and assurance, support and sales, who may be working in different locations, she said.

The tool includes advanced networking capabilities, including a graphical representation of the network, and tighter integration with the VMware's other products.

Another change involves pricing. VMware Lab Manager 3 is now priced at US$1,295 per processor socket, meaning the price is the same regardless of whether the chip being used is a dual- or quad-core processor. Wilken said the per-socket charge is a new approach to pricing that will reduce the cost of setting up an introductory deployment to around $2,000 to $4,000.

Under the earlier pricing scheme, a similar deployment could have cost as much as $16,000.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

A snapshot of the Kiwi partners set to shine at the Reseller News Awards

A snapshot of the Kiwi partners set to shine at the Reseller News Awards

With the 2017 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards only weeks away, Reseller News profiles the power line-up of partners set to dominate the biggest night on the channel calendar. ​Ranging from the enterprise, down through the mid-market and small business sectors into the heart of the start-up scene, the end result is the most diverse and wide-ranging partner line-up in the history of the Awards, playing host to the leading innovators of the past 12 months.​

A snapshot of the Kiwi partners set to shine at the Reseller News Awards
Show Comments