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Dear Edge Community,

I hope this message finds you well as we continue to adapt to the industry changes brought about by VMware’s acquisition by Broadcom. In our ongoing commitment to transparency and support, I want to share some important updates and reaffirm our dedication to assisting you through these transitions.

Pricing Changes Post-Acquisition:
It has become apparent in our recent assessments and communications with Broadcom that the pricing structure for VMware’s services may undergo changes. At this time, it does not appear that Broadcom intends to maintain or reduce the prices from their current or previous year’s levels, even when considering potential discounts. This development is significant, and we want to ensure it factors into your planning and decision-making processes.

Alternative Solutions and Expert Support:
In light of these potential changes, we believe it is prudent to consider alternative solutions that may better meet your financial and operational needs. We have secured a robust selection of substitute products and services under Edge procurement vehicles. Most of the market available substitutes are available through the EdgeMarket portal, and I am pleased to introduce several key points of contact who can assist you with these options:

Lou, Bethany, and Cyntya are available to discuss how various alternative solutions can provide the value and support you need during this time of change.

Alternative Solutions via Edge procurement Vehicles

  • AWS Native
  • VMC on AWS

TeCHS/SHI & Carahsoft:

  • Microsoft Azure/Hyper-V
  • Nutanix
  • Citrix
  • Oracle
  • Other service providers

Cloud Migration Expertise:
For those looking to enhance or modify their cloud strategies, please consider our awarded providers listed below. These firms are recognized for their excellence, are fully equipped to support your migration efforts, and are available via EdgeMarket contracts:

  1. CampusWorks, Inc.: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-CWI, Expires On 10/04/2026
  2. CBTS: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-CBTS, Expires On 10/29/2026
  3. Infojini, Inc.: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-IFJ, Expires On 10/01/2026
  4. New Era Technology, Inc.: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-NET, Expires On 11/30/2026
  5. SHI: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-SHI, Expires On 12/04/2026
  6. Slalom, Inc.: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-SLM, Expires On 09/19/2026
  7. Softchoice Corporation: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-SCC, Expires On 10/16/2026
  8. Strata Information Group: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-SIG, Expires On 10/04/2026
  9. Trigyn Technologies, Inc.: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-TGN, Expires On 11/30/2026
  10. Tryfacta, Inc.: Contract #269EMCPS-23-002-EM-TFC, Expires On 10/17/2026

As we face these new challenges, our team remains committed to supporting you every step of the way. We encourage you to reach out to our contacts, or directly to me, with any concerns, queries, or discussions regarding your future strategic directions.

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership as we navigate these evolving circumstances together.


Christopher R. Markham, Ph.D.(c)
Executive Vice President
Edge (NJEdge)