Limited Time Promotion

VMware to Nutanix Migration Promotion

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Get started with your migration from VMware to Nutanix at a reduced cost


On November 22, 2023, Broadcom closed its acquisition of VMware (now also called VMware by Broadcom ). For existing VMware customers, the acquisition presents risk that may be managed by assessing alternative vendors, with a view to either migrating to alternative offerings or introducing a dual-vendor strategy.

Nutanix is excited to launch a special VMware to Nutanix Migration Promotion (“Promotion”) to help new customers migrate to our proven virtualization and cloud platform. This limited time offer will help organizations minimize migration and dual operational costs during the transition. (Ultimate savings are determined by your Nutanix channel partners.)

Customers can leverage this Promotion whether they are planning to continue using VMware vSphere as part of their Nutanix deployment or replacing VMware entirely. The Promotion also provides a way to accelerate VMware replacement by reducing the need to wait for VMware assets to depreciate. ​

Key Features Summary*

What’s included?
  • One year of Nutanix licensing free, up to a predefined maximum, transacted as a one-time discount (promotional discount does not carry over at renewal).
  • Deployment and migration services for migrating workloads running on VMware vSAN or ESXi to Nutanix Cloud Platform up to a predefined maximum value**.
  • For deployments on Azure or AWS, consumption commitments can be applied to Nutanix licenses purchased via marketplace.
  • For deployments on Azure, 30 days of Azure bare-metal is available free of cost.
Who’s eligible?
  • Customers new to Nutanix running VMware, who are licensing Nutanix software for the first time with a minimum $100K total subscription for a minimum three-year term.
  • Customers must be a public reference for Nutanix (consent to allow the use of their name and logo as well as a publicly referenceable quote in Nutanix marketing materials).
What kinds of migration qualify?
  • ESXi on vSAN → ESXi on Nutanix Cloud Platform
  • ESXi → AHV on Nutanix Cloud Platform OR → ESXi on Nutanix Cloud Platform
  • VMC (AWS) or AVS (Azure) → NC2 on AWS or Azure.

* Click here for additional Promotion terms and conditions.
** Migration services are provided by VMware® to Nutanix Migration Services Authorized Partners.

With the financial relief built into the VMware to Nutanix Migration Promotion, organizations can accelerate their Nutanix initiatives and quickly begin to enjoy the benefits of simplicity, ease of use, and award-winning support that Nutanix brings. With the extensibility of Nutanix Cloud Platform across all types of workloads, architectures (virtualized and containerized), data (structured and unstructured), and clouds (on-premises, public cloud, and edge), customers get the freedom of choice and flexibility that enables them to leverage today's technologies, while future-proofing for a shifting infrastructure landscape.

The Promotion can be used for deployment on numerous platforms including core datacenter, edge, or public cloud. For a complete list of platforms that are supported, please refer to the Nutanix hardware compatibility list for a list of server vendors and public or service provider clouds.

Nutanix has migrated over 400,000 ESXi VMs to Nutanix Cloud Platform running AHV (Nutanix’s free embedded hypervisor), removing the need to license those VMs for ESXi. Contact us to learn more about how Nutanix can be the right choice at the right price for your needs.

Qualifying Products

Product Description
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is a market–leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform that replaces the need for external storage. NCI also includes AHV, a modern hypervisor alternative to VMware’s ESXi
Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM)
Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM) is an automation, self-service, and governance platform that provides many features equivalent to VMware’s Aria Suite (formerly known as vRealize)
Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP)
Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP) combines the benefits of NCI and NCM in a complete infrastructure platform with the ability to add on Unified Storage as needed.
Nutanix Unified Storage (NUS)
Nutanix Unified Storage (NUS) is a consolidated files and objects service available on the Nutanix Cloud Platform, offering a much richer functionality and seamless experience compared to vSAN Files and VMware Cloud Director Objects Storage Extension.
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure–Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (NCI-VDI)
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (NCI-VDI) is a user-based license for NCI specifically designed for end-user computing (EUC) use cases.
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure – Edge (NCI-Edge)
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure - Edge (NCI-Edge) is a VM-based NCI license for small edge clusters with restrictions on cluster size, VM size, and VM quantity.
Nutanix Database Service (NDB)
Nutanix Database Service (NDB) simplifies and automates database lifecycle management across on-premises and public clouds for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MongoDB databases.

Note: NCI-D is not eligible for promotional discounts.

Qualifying Services

Service Description
NCI Cluster Deployment or Expansion – Starter Edition Deploy, test, and validate up to 4 individual on-premises NCI clusters or expand an existing NCI cluster with additional nodes during a single on-premises visit.
Virtual Machine Migration
Virtual Machine Migration - Migrate virtual machines to the Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) using a validated customer-supplied migration plan.

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Eligibility Summary

  • Net new Nutanix customers only. Migration promotion can be used only once by customers who meet eligibility requirements in a single deal. Nutanix determines eligibility at Nutanix’s discretion.
  • The minimum size of the deal must be $100K in total software contract value to Nutanix.
  • Subscription purchased must be a minimum term length of 36 months to be eligible for the Promotion.
  • Customers must be a public reference for Nutanix.
  • Services must be utilized within nine months (270 days) from purchase.
  • Pre-Promotion discounts on the deal must be within standard parameters set for the region by Nutanix.
  • Only available for software and services sold by Nutanix. OEM versions of Nutanix software are not eligible for discounts.
  • Deal must be registered and transacted by July 31, 2025 to qualify.
  • Program may be terminated at any time.

Additional Details

  • Promotion value is capped on a per deal basis. Please contact your channel partner for details.
  • Deployment or migration services will be performed by VMware® to Nutanix Migration Services Authorized Partners.
  • Discount is one-time only and not available at the time of renewal, renewal pricing will be based off standard software prices without one-time migration discount.
  • For a complete list of Promotion terms and conditions, please visit

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