Pricing History - VMware

At least once a year (usually in the fall), the pricing is updated to align with the current actual costs that OIT is paying for each type of VM.  As the cost continually declines from the vendors for the per Gb of memory each year, so does the pricing that OIT charges.  The history of this can be seen at at the following link.  The pricing history for the past 8 years can be found in the following tables.

Platinum VM Pricing History

 Platinum FY16 FY17 FY18 Current
 Small  $850 $815 $800 $250
 Medium  $875 $835 $820 $275
 Large $925 $870 $850 $325
XL $1025 $940 $910 $400

 

Silver VM Pricing History

Silver
 FY10   FY11   FY12   FY13   FY14   FY15   FY16   FY17 FY18 Current
 Small  $250   $250   $125   $100   $90   $75   $70   $60  $55 $50
 Medium   $350   $350   $200   $150   $140   $110   $100   $75  $70 $65
Large  $800   $700   $350   $250   $230   $180   $150   $110  $100 $95
XL  -   -   $600   $425   $400   $320   $275   $180  $160 $155

 

Bronze VM Pricing History

Bronze
 FY10   FY11   FY12   FY13   FY14   FY15   FY16  FY17 FY18 Current
Small  $200   $150   $100   $75   $70   $50   $50   $45  $40 $40
Medium  $350   $150   $150   $100   $95   $80   $80   $65  $60 $60
Large  $750   $600    $300   $200   $180   $150   $130   $100  $90 $90
XL  -   -   $400   $300   $275   $250   $200   $175  $150 $150

 

Copper VM Pricing History

Copper
 FY10   FY11   FY12   FY13   FY14   FY15   FY16   FY17 FY18 Current
Small  $100   $100   $50   $50   $50   $40   $40   $35  $30 $30
Medium  $200   $150   $100   $75   $75   $65   $65   $50  $45 $45
Large  $400   $300   $200   $150   $135   $100   $90   $70  $60 $60
XL  -   -   $400   $300   $275   $250   $200   $140  $115 $115

 

System Administration (per VM)

Sys Admin
 FY10   FY11   FY12   FY13   FY14   FY15   FY16   FY17 FY18 Current
24/7 Sys Admin  $1200   $1200   $1200   $1200   $900   $700   $500   $500  $450 $350
8/5 Sys Admin  $600   $600   $600   $600   $450   $350   $250   $250  $250 $175
24/7 Web Sys Admin   $1500   $1500   $1500   $1500   $1150   $950   $750   $750 $750 $600
8/5 Web Sys Admin  $900   $900   $900   $900   $725   $600   $500   $500  $500 $425

 

Pricing is adjusted each year based on the current cost of the on the floor VMWare Infrastructure for VMs and # Servers/VMs to Sys Admin Ration for the System Administration pricing.  Based on configuration changes, timing of refreshes, etc., the price drop year over year may be more or less, but as with industry standards, we have always at minimum been able to maintain the current price, and more often than not lower it.

Similar pricing history for Storage and Backups can be found at the following link.

Article Number: KB0025154