Starting February 1 2011 the listprice of vSphere 4 Advanced Acceleration Kit will be increased to EURO 10.580,49 exclusing support. This is an increase of 24%!
The reason for the increase is the replacement of vCenter Server Foundation by the vCenter Standard Edition. vCenter Server Foundation could not manage more than 3 hosts.
An Acceleration Kit can be used by organizations which are not using VMware vSphere at the moment and is meant as an incentive to start using VMware vSphere. To compare , if a 6 CPU license of vSphere Advanced Edition and 1 x vCenter Server Standard is purchased, the costs are EURO 12.135,- exclusing support.
Three editions of the Accelartion Kit are available. See here for an overview of the features of each edition.
vSphere Standard plus Data Recovery is end of life at February 1!