Rawpixel - Fotolia

Evaluate Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.

VMUG helps bring back VMware evaluation subscriptions

Users have been clamoring for a VMware evaluation subscription for years, but their calls had gone unanswered -- until now.

Users have spoken, and after nearly four years, VMware is finally listening, partnering with VMUG to bring back a software evaluation subscription service similar to the defunct VMware Technology Network. The new VMware evaluation program, called the EVALExperience, will be included with a $200 per year VMUG Advantage subscription and will give users yearlong access to evaluation versions of many popular VMware products. Unlike the 60-day trial period already available for many products, the VMware evaluation subscription will be renewable at the end of each year, allowing users to experiment and learn in a home lab setting.

In this edition of the This Week in Virtualization podcast, we talk with VMUG board of directors member Brian Kirsch about the new VMware evaluation subscription to find out how the new program will work and when it will be available. But first, we cover some of the trends we've seen in the market over the past year and talk about what we see coming for 2015. We discuss whether the software-defined networking battle is coming to a head, whether EMC might spin off VMware, and if we'll continue to see a heavy interest in hyper-converged infrastructure.

This was last published in January 2015

Dig Deeper on VMware administration and how-tos

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

This is great news.. Would there be any functionality or capacity limitations on the licenses? I don't have a huge need, but I've been looking for something exactly like this to be able to maintain for more than 60 days, a lab with a VSAN in it, so I'd be looking to probably put 1tb of spinning disk in each of three servers, and probably a 250g SSD.. Would there be a problem with this in the new demo license?
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchVMware

SearchWindowsServer

SearchCloudComputing

SearchVirtualDesktop

SearchDataCenter

Close