Cloud computing – Free white paper: Microsoft and VMware – Functionality, benefits and economics comparison

29 September 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

Part of my promise of what you can expect when reading this blog is to ensure I'm always sharing the great ideas of others. My teammates in the UK have been doing some analysis, and some writing about the costs that should be considered when looking at private cloud computing and how to extend your budget in the most cost effective way. These days everyone from individual families, to cities, to central governments needs to find ways to make their dollars stretch just a little bit further.

-Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector

Originally posted on The Microsoft UK Government Blog on September 5, 2011:

As more and more customers evaluate cloud computing investments to improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of ICT in the public sector, I thought you would be interested in obtaining a copy of a free private cloud white paper and analysis which shows that a VMware private cloud solution can cost from four to nearly ten times more than a comparable Microsoft private cloud solution over a period of one to three years.

Private Cloud Cost Comparison -- Microsoft & Vmware

Private Cloud Cost Comparison -- Microsoft & Vmware

In the white paper, we compare private cloud solutions from Microsoft and VMware. We do this by defining private cloud using industry standard concepts, explaining the Microsoft products needed to create a Microsoft private cloud solution and then defining the technology benefits a Microsoft private cloud solution provides. We also examine how the licensing models differ between Microsoft and VMware and, in particular, how those licensing models will impact the ROI of investments you are making today and long into the future.

Download your personal copy of the white paper.

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Michele Bedford Thistle
Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

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Michele Bedford Thistle | Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

Michele is focused on sharing stories from government customers creating real impact for citizens, employees, economies, and students. She joined the worldwide team from Microsoft Canada, where she was also marketing lead for several technology start-ups.