04-19-24 | Blog Post

Embracing Change: OTAVA’s Insight on Broadcom’s New VMware Model

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Broadcom is introducing significant changes in the market, especially with the transition from the classic VMware environments to the more integrated Broadcom Advantage Program and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). This shift requires us to rethink and refactor our architectural strategies to ensure optimal performance and cost efficiency.

Understanding VCF and the Impact of Bundled Offers

The new VCF offering is not just about purchasing a vSphere license; it’s about embracing a complete bundle. This integrated approach ensures added functionality and streamlines engineering processes. It affects everything from deployment to monitoring, aiding us in providing top-notch services to our clients.

New Capabilities with NSX and Firewall Integrations

With the new program, our clients will gain access to advanced capabilities around NSX and enhanced firewall functionalities. This is part of Broadcom’s strategy to streamline deployment and monitoring processes, making our job as a service provider more efficient and effective.

Architectural Changes and Cost Management

Adapting to the bundled SKU model means significant architectural changes. Previously, building a vSphere environment was more piecemeal, allowing more flexibility in selecting components. Now, the comprehensive bundle approach makes it financially sensible to adopt the full package, despite the upfront adjustments needed in terms of density and hardware optimization.

Density Challenges and Strategic Solutions

One of the critical challenges we’ve faced with the new model is managing density. The shift has led us to reconsider our host configurations to avoid penalties associated with less dense setups. This strategic decision not only aligns with Broadcom’s licensing structure but also optimizes our cost-efficiency in the long run.

Support Partners Through Transition

As a Broadcom Advantage Premier Partner, OTAVA is now engaging more actively with our registered tier partners. This new structure is a journey we’re all navigating together. From re-architecting solutions to aligning with the new commercial realities, we’re here to support our partners every step of the way.


The introduction of Broadcom’s Advantage program is a significant pivot that requires a thoughtful approach to integration and utilization of new tools and capabilities. At OTAVA, we are committed to leveraging our deep expertise and robust infrastructure to help our partners and clients navigate these changes smoothly. As we continue to adapt and innovate, we look forward to further strengthening our solutions and service offerings in this new era.

Stay tuned for more updates, and as always, we’re here to help you thrive in this ever-evolving digital landscape. Let’s keep the conversation going!

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