By Cobus Smit – 28 Aug 2019
Dell EMC announced consumption-based pricing for VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on VxRail at Dell Technologies World in May, saying it would be available in the second half of 2019. This is a “co-engineered” solution that’s built with the VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software stack: vSphere, vSAN and NSX software-defined networking running on VxRail and Dell EMC networking. VCF on VxRail is deployed by Dell Technologies with ongoing service managed by VMware.
Consumption-based pricing for hyper-converged infrastructure clusters offers companies another type of hybrid cloud, one that’s paid for like a public cloud but sits in the corporate data center. In this way, IT shops can avoid the traditional buy-in approach without the commitment to traditional infrastructure.