With Microsoft, customers have one consistent platform for their infrastructure, apps and data. They get to decide where they want to extend this platform to – their datacenter, their hosting service provider and/or Windows Azure. By contrast, VMware customers that were evaluating their cloud roadmap are faced with a myriad of confusing choices regarding public cloud and hybrid models. Customers brave enough to dive in have to deal with inconsistent functionality and experiences across these cloud services.
*Assumes 25 physical hosts with 2 CPU & six cores each, 300 VMs at 6:1 consolidation ratio. Costs shown for 3 years for license & support, no discount applied on either sides, cost doesn’t include hardware, storage or labor costs. VMware cost includes Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition for running guests. Calculation uses licensing and support prices based on published U.S. suggested list prices for VMware and Microsoft as of November 2012
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