Microsoft Private Cloud: A Comparative Look at Functionality, Benefits, and Economics

by Microsoft [Published on 21 Dec. 2012 / Last Updated on 21 Dec. 2012]

In this whitepaper, we compare private cloud solutions from Microsoft and VMware. We also examine how the licensing and pricing models differ between Microsoft and VMware and, in particular, how those differences will impact the ROI of investments you are making today and long into the future.

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

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