Broadcom closes 56 software solutions after completing deal with VMware


Recently, it was announced that Broadcom has completed its deal to acquire VMware, however, this significant move is accompanied by the closure of 56 software solutions. This move is part of the company's strategy to reorganize its product portfolio, and it has sparked great interest and discussions within the information technology industry.

Notification of the closure of these solutions was published in a release on the company's official website, although the release is currently unavailable. Fortunately, a cached version of the page on webcache allows us to see the list of solutions falling under the End Of Availability (EOA) status. This means that the company is discontinuing both the sale and support of these products.

As indicated in the material, paid solutions will cease support upon the expiration of the purchased license. Additionally, the company has announced that perpetual licenses are no longer available for purchase since December 2023. This also signifies the discontinuation of support and subscription (SnS) renewals for perpetual offerings. Instead, customers are offered a subscription model.

List of solutions:

  • VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus
  • VMware vSphere+
  • VMware vSphere Standard (excluding subscription)
  • VMware vSphere ROBO
  • VMware vSphere Scale Out
  • VMware vSphere Desktop
  • VMware vSphere Acceleration Kits
  • VMware vSphere Essentials Kit
  • VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit (excluding new subscription offering)
  • VMware vSphere Starter/Foundation
  • VMware vSphere with Operations Management
  • VMware vSphere Basic
  • VMware vSphere Advanced
  • VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
  • VMware Cloud Foundation (excluding new VCF subscription offering)
  • VMware Cloud Foundation for VDI
  • VMware Cloud Foundation for ROBO
  • VMware SDDC Manager
  • VMware vCenter Standard
  • VMware vCenter Foundation
  • VMware vSAN
  • VMware vSAN ROBO
  • VMware vSAN Desktop
  • VMware HCI Kit
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • VMware Cloud Editions/ Cloud Packs
  • VMware vCloud Suite
  • VMware Aria Suite (formerly vRealize Suite)
  • VMware Aria Universal Suite (formerly vRealize Cloud Universal)
  • VMware Aria Suite Term
  • VMware Aria Operations for Networks (formerly vRealize Network Insight)
  • VMware Aria Operations for Networks Universal (formerly vRealize Network Insight Universal)
  • VMware vRealize Network Insight ROBO
  • VMware Aria Operations for Logs (formerly vRealize Log Insight)
  • VMware vRealize Operations Application Monitoring Add-On
  • VMware Aria Operations
  • VMware Aria Automation
  • VMware Aria Automation for Secure Hosts add-on (formerly SaltStack SecOps)
  • VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps add-on
  • VMware Aria Operations for Integrations (formerly vRealize True Visibility Suite)
  • VMware Cloud Director
  • Cloud Director Service
  • VMware NSX
  • VMware NSX for Desktop
  • VMware NSX ROBO
  • VMware NSX Distributed Firewall
  • VMware NSX Gateway Firewall
  • VMware NSX Threat Prevention to Distributed Firewall
  • VMware NSX Threat Prevention to Gateway Firewall
  • VMware NSX Advanced Threat Prevention to Distributed Firewall
  • VMware NSX Advanced Threat Prevention to Gateway Firewall
  • VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (excluding Subscription, SaaS)
  • VMware Container Networking Enterprise with Antrea
  • VMware HCX
  • VMware HCX+

Additionally, earlier this year, Broadcom made changes to the process of servicing VMware customers, removing the ability to enter into service agreements directly through the VMware partner portal. Instead, these customers will now be serviced directly through Broadcom. This step has resulted in the rejection of subsequent attempts by partners to register deals on the VMware partner portal related to products whose support has now shifted to Broadcom.

It is important to note that there are over 2,000 accounts registered on the VMware partner portal, underscoring the significance of this change for many businesses and partners in the information technology sphere.

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