VMware Volume Software Licensing Program

VMware Licensing Program Comparison Chart

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VMware®Enterprise License Agreement (ELA)VMware Purchasing Program (VPP)
Program typeContractualContractual
Organizations servedProvides volume discounts to companies and other organizations 
implementing virtualization
Provides discounts to companies and other organizations purchasing in smaller volumes to implement virtualization
Key benefitsBrings reduced software licensing costs and the fastest time-to-value to organizations of any sizeBrings reduced software licensing costs to organizations of any size
Signed contract requiredYesYes
TermNegotiable12 months
Forecasting requiredMay be required, depending on the type of ELA purchasedNo
Minimum purchase requirementNegotiableYes
Minimum reorderNegotiableYes
Upgrade protectionNegotiableAvailable for purchase
Technical supportAvailable for purchaseAvailable for purchase
MediaFree electronic software download (ESD) includedFree electronic software download (ESD) included



VMware’s Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) maximizes your VMware investment. The program gives your organization a cost-effective and time-efficient path to reaching the full potential of your virtual environment.

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VMware’s Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) is designed to reward customers purchasing in volume. VPP offers customers the opportunity to qualify for one of four discount bands. Your discount level is determined by the size of your initial order.

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