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LightEdge: Your Trusted Guide in the Wake of the Broadcom Acquisition of VMware

The late 2023 acquisition of VMware by Broadcom sent shockwaves through the tech world. While the long-term ramifications are yet to be seen, businesses like yours are currently facing a wave of immediate challenges. Here at LightEdge, a leading managed service provider (MSP), we understand these concerns. We’re committed to providing stability and guidance throughout this transition period. 

The Challenges Posed by the Broadcom Acquisition 

The restructuring of VMware’s partner program by Broadcom has created a sense of uncertainty in the cloud sector. The sunsetting of the previous program coupled with a lack of clarity surrounding eligibility criteria for the new “Advantage Partner Program” has caused anxiety. Businesses are understandably concerned about the level of support and access to resources they will receive moving forward. 

Another significant concern is the potential impact of Broadcom’s shift from a RAM-based to a core-based licensing model. This change has fueled distress about potential cost increases for existing cloud deployments. Licensing costs uncertainty makes it difficult for businesses to accurately budget and plan for their future cloud needs. 

Disruptions in support channels are another major concern. There’s a fear that Broadcom might streamline support structures, potentially leading to longer wait times and a decline in the quality of technical guidance. This lack of readily available support could hinder a business’s ability to optimize their cloud environment and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. 

LightEdge: Your Trusted Partner  

You’re not alone in navigating these uncharted waters. Unlike many businesses facing uncertainty, you have a trusted partner in LightEdge. We’ve been closely monitoring the situation since the acquisition and possess a deep understanding of the potential roadblocks you might encounter. Here’s how LightEdge will help you navigate this transition: 

Continued Support and Resources 

We’ve been named to the Premier Advanced Tier within Broadcom’s Advantage Partner Program. This premier tier designation ensures your continued access to the same level of exceptional support, resources, and expertise you’ve come to expect from LightEdge. You’ll still benefit from comprehensive training programs led by certified professionals, dedicated technical support to address any questions or challenges you face, and priority access to the latest VMware product releases. 

Minimizing the Impact of Licensing Changes 

Our team of cloud experts will analyze your current cloud deployments and provide recommendations designed to minimize the impact of the core-based licensing model. We’re committed to identifying cost-saving opportunities without compromising the performance or scalability of your cloud environment. 

Managed Services Model Built for Any Landscape 

LightEdge’s managed services model has been built with adaptability and agility in mind. Regardless of political, economic, or industry shifts, our modular and diverse managed service products enable tailored solutions to meet our clients needs. Our model also enables the agile development of new products that integrate seamlessly to answer any new market challenges such as the VMware changes. LightEdge is here to simplify the complexities of cloud and enable your business outcomes. 

A Commitment to Innovation and Diversification 

LightEdge’s is committed to innovation and diversification, and we empower you to thrive in the evolving cloud landscape. Our expanded portfolio, which includes industry-leading solutions beyond VMware, enables you to choose the perfect fit for your business needs. Let us guide you through the Broadcom acquisition, so you won’t just survive, but thrive, in the ever-changing world of cloud computing.

Call us at 1.877.771.3343 or contact an expert.


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