New convenience contract for VMware is now available to all AREON members.

Posted by on 16 May 2016

What is The Quilt Consortium Program with VMware?

The Quilt is the non-profit national coalition of 36 of our country’s most advanced regional research and education networks. Participants in The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 250 universities and thousands of other educational institutions.

Through its partnership with Carahsoft and VMware, The Quilt has successfully leveraged its collective buying power to ensure steep discounts on all VMware licenses and services.


The Quilt has established advantageous discounts for all VMware Products & Services. In addition to software license discounts, VMware has extended discounts on items such as Support (SnS*), Renewals, Managed Services, Training, and Professional services.

How do I qualify for The Quilt pricing?

If your institution is a member of AREON, then you qualify for Quilt pricing!

How do I receive a budgetary quote?

In order to receive pricing, please contact your preferred Reseller of choice, or Carahsoft, for The Quilt | VMware Consortium Pricing. If you do not have a preferred Reseller, Carahsoft can assist to help you partner with one of VMware’s Top Solution Providers. Click here to access the Carahsoft microsite.

Who is Carahsoft?

Carahsoft is the leading public sector distributor for VMware products and services. They combine traditional distribution services with dedicated VMware Product Specialists.