Today we wake up with the answer to the long awaited question of how Broadcom would change the license requirements for VMware products.
In the Monday announcement Broadcom has eliminated perpetual licensing and a significant number of product variations.
It still remains to be seen how this will impact customers in the long term, but overall I think this is a better overall outcome then we all feared.
The change to subscription was anticipated, although I think many of us assumed it would be simple elimination of SKU's.
With the revision of the bundles and the way vSphere is presented overall I anticipate that we will be required to analyze the value of the components more effectively for our customers as we present expansions to the current environment or re-evaluate the SnS renewals.
I don't want to go to much deeper in this post but I did want to bookmark these sources since I am certain they will be valuable for future discussions, or so that we can track changes if this plan evolves.