ANN ARBOR, Mich., November 14, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, VergeIO, a top-tier VMware alternative, unveils its risk-free VMware conversion services. Powered by IOmigrate, VergeIO ensures a frictionless transition of VMware virtual machines to VergeOS with just a few clicks. In light of Broadcom’s pending acquisition of VMware and growing user concerns about the state of the virtualization software and the company behind it – ranging from rising licensing costs, ransomware vulnerabilities, and diminishing quality of support, VergeIO is stepping up, offering complimentary professional services for VMware customers seeking an exit.
A recently conducted survey of hundreds of VMware customers sheds light on growing concerns they have about the state of the virtualization software and the company behind it – ranging from rising licensing costs, ransomware vulnerabilities and a diminishing quality of support.
A recently conducted survey of hundreds of VMware, Inc.‘s customers sheds light on growing concerns they have about the state of the virtualization software and the company behind it – ranging from rising licensing costs, ransomware vulnerabilities and a diminishing quality of support.
VMware customers have growing concerns about the state of the virtualization software and the company behind it – ranging from rising licensing costs, ransomware vulnerabilities and a diminishing quality of support, according to VergeIO.
- Written by Kelly Teal
- September 26, 2023
End users fear Broadcom will raise VMware prices. So, they’re looking to leave, say ShapeBlue and VergeIO.
Is VMware losing customers?
As the 25-year-old virtualization and cloud computing company anticipates new ownership by the end of next month, two new surveys indicate the answer is a resounding yes.
Both companies’ customers fear VMware pricing will soar with Broadcom in charge, and they predict Broadcom will push VMware only to focus on large organizations.
VergeIO, the Ultraconverged Infrastructure (UCI) company, introduced a groundbreaking solution for ransomware protection – IOfortify. This latest innovation combines robust security; unlimited, unchangeable clones; and rapid, complete recovery to fortify data integrity and provide users with true peace of mind. – Julian Lee, President TechnoPlanet
Enterprise or MSP tenants of a VergeIO datacenter run VMs in software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) combining compute, storage, and networking. VergeIO calls this “ultraconverged” infrastructure. The VergeOS controlling software presents these nodes to tenants and protects the VMs, meaning systems, applications, and files. Immutable clones are made, globally deduplicated and stored, then used as the basis for recovery in the event of ransomware attacks. — Chris Mellor, Editor
Learn Why We Think:
- Acquisitions cause angst
- Staffing gaps were exacerbated
- The cloud is expensive at scale
VergeIO (Yan Ness, CEO)
Mass digitization still accelerating (and will continue to do so)
- Data creation, data consumption, staff and Opex costs, and cost of capital will create significant pressure on CIOs and, ultimately the bottom lines of everyone. It’s the data’s fault.
- No one has less data or computing needs than last year, never has or ever will. When does it plateau? Has anyone heard of Metaverse? The need for more compute, and more data will accelerate.
- Cost-of-capital constraints may limit investment, but the rapid consumption and distribution of data will not. The rate of data created is no longer dependent on economic conditions.
Computing will be more and more distributed
- Latency will require we spread the ability to run workloads as we spread peanut butter on a piece of bread – easily and evenly to the Edge, Core Data Center and cloud.
- Your phone will do more of the work than the cloud. It’ll have to because the sum of 1 billion phones will out-compute all the data centers.
Capital constraints will continue, and CIOs will seek more cost controls
- Capex is expensive as ever, and so are staff. Organizations need something that runs on cheaper hardware and requires less staff. This will be especially true as workloads need to run further and further away from a data center.
Complexity will come to a head for public cloud (big one)
- We will need new, innovative ways to better leverage software to deliver cloud-like capabilities, everywhere, in a much simpler way. The new FinOps career path is evidence that the cloud has become too complex. It’s ironic that FinOps salaries, overhead, and tools will need to be added to the cost structure of the public cloud for an accurate TCO analysis.
- Microsoft Windows commoditized computing and put it on the laps and in the hands of everyone. Before that, only hobbyists and experts used computers. Ken Olsen, the former CEO of Digital (DEC), famously said, “why would anyone need a computer in a home?” The cost of computing entered a paradigm shift with Windows and the PC. It’s time for the same disruption to “cloud computing”.
Storage Newsletter reports on industry veteran George Crump joining VergeIO as Chief Marketing Officer