At Microsoft our approach to private cloud delivers business value through a focus on the application, not the infrastructure. We believe economics is a fundamental benefit of cloud.
VMware’s private cloud solution reflects that infrastructure/virtualization heart, and that heart beats pretty loudly in their licensing – which is per-vm and per product. So, as your cloud grows, and density increases, your costs grow – right along with it. That doesn’t seem very cloud friendly – especially when a VMware private cloud solution can cost 4 to nearly 10 times more than a comparable Microsoft private cloud solution.
Take a look at the research behind these numbers take a look at the new whitepaper Microsoft Virtualization just published.
Your cloud, on your terms, built for the future, ready now – take a look