New VMware Software Licensing Program Runs Through Partners

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Virtualization kingpin VMware (NYSE: VMW) is offering enterprise customers a new volume purchase plan for software license buys in excess of $250,000, adding to an existing, similar, tiered program it offers for commercial customers. The idea, of course, is to grease the skids for companies buying in high dollar amounts, but the kicker here is twofold — the channel is involved and customers can stash tokens to lock in pricing for future releases for up to three years. Is this a good thing for channel partners? Most definitely, and here’s why: When VMware tosses out phrases such as “d (IT news)