Local Government VMware Licensing Model 2016-2018
With time to spare a new 3 year VMware software licencing model has been put in place for Local Government in South Australia.
The key change from previous models is that the cost to an individual Council is now based on consumption rather than picking from several "bundles" of products. Pricing under the new model is focussed on allowing consumption of whichever products and at whichever volume councils require ie. for smaller consumers the costs are lower than higher consumers.
VMware have worked to put together this more flexible approach and a structure that delivers greater value to all participating councils. By grouping together, the LG participants are able to achieve much lower pricing, especially when compared to retail pricing.
The 19 Councils taking up the initiative are:
|• Adelaide Hills Council
• Alexandrina Council
• City of Charles Sturt
• City of Holdfast Bay
• City of Marion
• City of Mitcham
• City of Onkaparinga
• City of Port Adelaide Enfield
• City of Port Augusta
• City of Prospect
|• City of Salisbury
• City of Tea Tree Gully
• City of Victor Harbor
• City of West Torrens
• District Council of Coober Pedy
• District Council of Yorke Peninsula
• Rural City of Murray Bridge
• Town of Gawler
• Whyalla City Council
The structure of the Agreement involves an enterprise licence agreement between LGA Procurement and VMware with individual Councils committing to LGAP that they endorse the deal.
It is common for large software suppliers such as VMware to have an "enterprise partner" between the customer and themselves. Data#3 is that enterprise partner for VMware and Councils on this occasion. Data#3 has represented councils in all discussions and the Councils involved transact payments with Data#3.
The LGIT has played a significant role in the development and execution of this agreement, receiving a 1% contribution for its efforts.
The 3 years of support and subscription include services from a TAM (Technical Account Manager) and professional services / education (PSO) credits. Each Council has 35 training and consulting credits to be used in 2016.
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- Helping avoid common pitfalls by leveraging lessons learned from thousands of VMware implementations
- Acting as the single point of contact for technology-related questions and coordination of issue management and problem resolution
- Reduce costs and maximizing the return on your investment by correctly applying automation and standardization across your VMware environment
- Managing Support issues working with Global Support Services
- Monthly Deep Dive Tech Sessions
- Regular Newsletters containing valuable industry knowledge
A copy of the presentation provided by VMware to interested Councils on the 4th December 2015 is available here to members of the LGIT: document SA LGA VMware ELA Presentation 4 Dec 2015 (2.96 MB) (this document is only viewable by logged in Members).
Councils interested in joining or revising their involvement in the Agreement are welcome to contact one or more of the contacts identified below: