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VMware adds subscription version of basic vSphere for server consolidation

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"Like every other software vendor, VMware is under pressure to move to subscriptions so it can predict revenue more easily and doesn't have to upsell customers quite so often."

Who the F is putting vendors under pressure for subscription model pricing? Paying a vendor forever is not something I want to do and something I actively avoid where possible. I've never met anyone who said "Oh yes, I'd love to pay X Company monthly until the end of time regardless of their updates, issues or quality."

Once again, what makes accountants happy screws over both the business and consumer long term.

Who will think of the children icon, because, yeah...

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