According to Microscope, VMware will slash its list price by 10% from Monday. Matt Piercy, senior director of OEM alliances EMEA confirmed the price reduction.
This cancels out a 10% rise the virtualisation behemoth introduced on 1 September, which combined with the rallying of the US currency has made VMware less competitive, particularly against Microsoft, said partners.
Sources close to the vendor said VMware had not predicted the sweeping moves in the currencies at the time of the September price rise which was making its products appear to be around 20% more expensive.
Hat tip to Alessandro.