Feeds

VMware VMs cost how much?

Let's punch the VMware calculator

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

VMware reckons its virtual machines (VMs) cost less than rivals because you can stuff more of them in a physical server. It cites a Taneja Group study, just released, to support this claim.

Jeff Boles, a Tanaja analyst, says: "We’ve validated in a number of tests that VMware virtualised servers can run twice as many applications than other hypervisors at equal or even greater performance levels."

In other words, VMware's server density is higher. Boles suggests this means that customers should be "assessing virtualisation on a ‘cost per application’ basis. VM density has a significant impact on cost per application because it is tied to server equipment, software licensing, and management infrastructure complexity. When looking at all of the factors that contribute to total upfront solution cost, VMware’s advanced technology actually makes it less expensive".

Although VMware might cost more on its own than virtualization products such as Microsoft's Hyper-V, you save money because you can consolidate applications onto a smaller number of physical servers.

To capitalise on this study, VMware has unveiled the Cost-Per-Application Calculator to enable an organisation to estimate cost savings from VMware, compared to the competition. This calculator details the costs to virtualize a set number of applications. A user is able to see the savings made by virtualising more applications per physical server.

According to VMware, case studies of VMware’s customer deployments show VMware Infrastructure 3 users typically achieve a 50-70 per cent higher consolidation ratio per server than commodity hypervisors can achieve, resulting in a 20-30 per cent lower cost per-application.

Read the Taneja Group report, entitled "The True Cost of Virtual Server Solutions", here (pdf). ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.