This week the VMware Cloud Credits program was quietly released, allowing customers to purchase credits to be redeemed for cloud services. These VMware Cloud Credits can be purchased from your VMware Solution Provider Partner. I will dig into how Cloud Credits work and some of the value the program brings.
The recommended method is to work with your VMware partner to calculate the amount of Cloud Credits you will need for your requirements. Cloud Credits can be purchased in one of two ways: as part of an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) or as a separate product. Once you have purchased Cloud Credits, they can then be used to fund any users identified through your account in the My VMware portal.
The next step would be to select an approved vCloud Service Provider. Then sign up and you will be ready to consume services. You can then redeem the cloud credits towards vCloud services.
Customers can purchase Cloud Credits in incremental values based in different currencies. The table below shows different SKU’s and estimated list pricing.
The following video from VMware covers the basics of the Cloud Credits program.