In August 2014, we are introducing new ways to license vWorkspace. In the past, the most common way to license vWorkspace was based on the number of concurrent users (CCU). While CCU licensing has been popular for many years, feedback was that it was not appropriate for all use cases and not what some customers or partners wanted or needed. Below are the licensing options that are now available from Dell for vWorkspace. All licensing options are perpetual, except for service provider licensing which is month term:
Per concurrent user (no change) – This is typical for RD Session Host (RDSH) usage when customers are delivering line-of-business applications that are typically not used by all employees at the same time.
Per named user (new) - This is typical for desktop replacement with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or RDSH where there is only one shift of users, and the users may access vWorkspace from many endpoint devices.
Per access device (new) - This is typical for desktop replacement with VDI or RDSH where there is more than one shift of users and the users access vWorkspace from a fixed set of endpoint devices.
There is no change to the pricing of vWorkspace CCU SKUs or service provider access licensing. Per named user and Per access device SKUs are listed at 1/2 the price of the CCU SKUs. Customers may choose whichever licensing method works for them, or even use both for different use cases.
Is Perpetual licensing available for vWorkspace on academic prices?