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VMware is "killing off" 56 products amid "tectonic" infrastructure shift

Goodbye vSphere Hypervisor. Goodbye Aria Operations. Goodbye NCX. Goodbye HCX. Goodbye more acronyms than we know what to do with; though Broadcom does; at least as standalone SKUs...

Updated January 25: VMware has now deleted the KB ("Knowledge Base") advisory that we sourced the below from. It has clarified its intentions a in fresh KB. Our updated article is here.

Broadcom’s brutal assault on VMware’s product suite continues, with the company’s new owner this week confirming that it is sunsetting a massive 56 VMware products and platforms as standalone SKUs – as investors said this week that they anticipated a “tectonic shift” in the infrastructure market as a result. 

In a January 15 advisory VMware confirmed tersely that it was taking a sweeping range of products to “End of Availability” and that “these products are no longer available for purchase” – although most remain advertised enthusiastically, for now, on slick corporate website pages.

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