VIRTUALIZATION, IN COMPUTING, REFERS TO THE ACT OF CREATING A VIRTUAL VERSION OF SOMETHING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A VIRTUAL COMPUTER HARDWARE PLATFORM, OPERATING SYSTEM (OS), STORAGE DEVICE, OR COMPUTER NETWORK RESOURCES.
VMware this year has decided to make changes to their licensing in order to better address the needs of their customers. These new packages are tailored to the top use cases from VMware customers in both SDDC and Hybrid Cloud.
You should see increased value with more features in the product editions like log insight being included with vSphere now and added portability of your licenses.
New product line up for VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) editions:
vCloud Suite (vCS) = vRealize Suite (vRS) + vSphere Enterprise Plus for vCloud Suite:
New vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management
See the VMware pricing page for further information.
vRealize Suite (vRS) and vCloud Suite (vCS) Update for Changes in 2016:
VMware has vastly simplified the packaging of their cloud management and compute virtualization product portfolio.
See the VMware Blog for indepth information.