It wasn't exactly a secret that VMware (VMW) was planning to change to a licensing model based on a count of virtual machines rather than CPUs for the next version of vSphere, the virtualization and cloud suite that serves as the core of all its cloud and virtualization product strategies.
VMware executives described the new approach, with few details, in early June, as they fanned out to talk about vFabric 5, the Java-based application development platform from SpringSource, which VMware acquired in 2009.
At the time VMware executives said the company would be shifting to a licensing model based on the number of virtual machines on a host server, rather than the number of CPUs.
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