Software Licensing


MCNC is please to offer, in connection with The Quilt (a  non-profit national coalition represented by 36 of our country’s most advanced regional research and education networks), Carahsoft group discount licensing. Through an agreement with Carahsoft, The Quilt has successfully leveraged its collective buying power for discounts on various software licenses and services by securing a convenience contract for its members and their communities.

The list of discounted software vendors includes names like;

  • VMware
  • Acquia
  • Akamai
  • F5
  • HPE
  • Illumira
  • Microfocus
  • Nutanix
  • Okta
  • Alto Networks
  • Proofpoint
  • RSA
  • SecureWorks
  • Service Now
  • Splunk
  • zScaler
  • Symantec
  • BMC

General questions about purchasing under The Quilt | VMware contract can be directed to your MCNC Community Support representative, or more specific questions may be answered by the Carahsoft 24/7 support line (888-662-2724) established to assist Reseller Partners and VMware customers.

To obtain additional online information on The Quilt | VMware contract, please refer to the following links:

Software discounts offered through The Quilt and Carahsoft are available to all MCNC and NCREN customers.

The Quilt has established advantageous discounts for VMware products and services, which allows academic, healthcare, and state and local government access to this convenience contract. In addition to software license discounts, VMware has extended discounts on items such as Support and Subscription Services (SnS), Renewals, Managed Services, Training, and Professional services.

Eligibility and Requirements of Service

The Quilt | VMware contract is available to all MCNC customers.

In order to receive pricing, please contact your preferred reseller, or Carahsoft, for The Quilt | VMware Consortium Pricing. If you do not have a preferred reseller, Carahsoft can help you partner with one of VMware’s Top Solution Providers. The contract number is MSA-05022016F.

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