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Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized - VMware Vs Microsoft

06-19-13

VMware Cost-Per-Application Calculator – Results Report
The VMware Cost-Per-Application Calculator compares the cost of virtualizing applications on VMware vSphere 5.1 versus other commodity virtualization offerings, like Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Hyper-V) or Citrix XenServer 5.6. The calculator implements an accurate and simple methodology (Cost Per Application) to compare the actual capital cost of running applications in a virtual infrastructure. Scenario inputs Number of Applications: 5 Server Type: Server C Networking Storage Type: FC SAN Vendor to Compare: Microsoft VMware vSphere 5.1 Edition: Enterprise Plus Management Deployment: Virtual Power Cost: High Real Estate Cost: High

Results Based on your input selection, VMware's cost per application is just 29% higher than Microsoft's

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1 allow you to run many more applications per server (higher VM density) at an acceptable level of performance than other virtualization solutions. i.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized .1 Enterprise Plus Edition is $19. VMware offers multiple low cost bundles -. Based on your inputs.vSphere Essentials Plus.1 editions in the graphs and table below. VMware also offers other editions of vSphere besides the one you chose. the cost-per-application to virtualize 5 applications using VMware vSphere 5. vSphere Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kit -. we have included other VMware vSphere 5. 2 / 11 .1 users commonly achieve 50-70% higher VM density per host than with Microsoft Hyper-V.1 can deliver a much lower cost per application than Microsoft's virtualization offerings 1 Assumes that a VMware ESXi host can run 20% more applications than a Microsoft Hyper-V host Note: The comparison graph assumes a new deployment. resulting in a 20-30% lower cost per-application. For new deployments in small office settings.1 edition you have selected is highlighted for easy reference.that include licenses for vSphere and vCenter Server for centralized management. and each offers a different level of functionality to meet specific business requirements. we have seen VMware vSphere 5. The VMware vSphere 5.VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 Executive Summary The unique features and architectural design of VMware vSphere 5. Graph 1 – Comparison of the Cost-Per-Application to Virtualize 5 Applications VMware vSphere 5. no pre-existing VMware vSphere or VMware Infrastructure 3 deployment.. vSphere Standard and Enterprise Acceleration kits. In our own testing and from reviews of our customers.162 – 29% higher1 than with Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center 2012.e. For a complete comparison with Microsoft Hyper-V + Systems Center.

but it is also a more robust. it requires fewer servers to host your applications.974 $92. Enterprise Plus Edition Number of applications virtualized* Number of VMs per host Number of hosts Infrastructure Costs Software Costs Total Costs Cost-per-application Cost-per-application Savings 6 29 2 $58.204 $37.178 $18.204 $23. VMware vSphere 5.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized .204 $15.508 $81. providing features that Microsoft Hyper-V + Systems Center does not have.607 $95. complex and brittle Requires Data Protection Manager Only disk and memory 3 / 11 Data Protection Hot Add CPU.VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 Table 1 – Detailed Cost-per-Application Comparison As VMware vSphere 5. disk and virtual devices .1 enables greater application density.162 -29% VMware vSphere 5.712 $16.811 $19.1 Enterprise Plus Edition Ultra-thin hypervisor High Virtual Machine Density Clustered File System Built-in online/offline VM patching Storage Thin Provisioning High Availability Enterprise Edition Standard Edition Essentials Plus Edition Essentials Edition Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V + System Center 2012 No advanced memory management CSV – not true cluster file system Requires Config Manager Not recommended in production Failover Clustering: Based on legacy quorum model.343 -10% Note: A minimum of 2 virtualization hosts is required for high availability or live migration.821 $74. memory.436 -25% Standard Edition Microsoft Hyper-V + System Center 2012 6 6 29 24 2 $58.204 $33.1 has not only a lower Cost per Application.805 2 $58.025 $14. reliable solution.1 Enterprise Edition 6 29 2 $58. Table 2 – Feature List Comparison vSphere 5. resulting in a lower cost per application.

1 advanced architecture and functionality.343 $16.162 $19.805 $14.343 $16.162 $19.162 $19.343 $16.805 $14.805 Given the deployment size you selected (5): Appendix A: Detailed Breakdown Of Cost-Per-Application Calculations 4 / 11 .343 $16.436 $18.343 Microsoft Hyper-V + System Center 2012 $14.436 Standard Edition $16.805 $14.805 $14.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized .162 $19.162 $19.436 $18.VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 VM Fault Tolerance vShield Zones vShield Endpoint Dynamic resource scheduling Distributed power management Storage APIs for Array Integration Distributed Network Switch Storage & Network I/O Controls Auto host deployment with profiles Profile-driven storage Dynamic storage resource scheduling Table 3 – Sensitivity Analysis – The Number of Additional VMs per vSphere Host Required to Realize a Lower Cost per Application than Hyper-V Most customers are able to realize a savings from VMware solutions with an average of two extra VMs per vSphere host .343 $16.while also benefiting from VMware vSphere 5.805 $14.436 $18.805 $14. Number of VMs Number of hosts per host VMware Microsoft VMware Microsoft vSphere Hyper-V vSphere Hyper-V 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Cost-per-application breakeven VMware Enterprise Plus Edition $19.436 $18.162 Enterprise Edition $18.343 $16.436 $18.436 $18.162 $19.

430 SA Virtualization Mgmt.849 $6.000 $22.000 $4.604 $2.391 SW Total SMSD and SA $0 Essentials 2010 w/o SQL $155 Server and SA Essentials 2010 with SQL $0 Server and SA Essentials Server ML (1 $0 MLP) and SA Essentials Plus Server $1.604 $2.607 $33.695 $2.000 $2.483 $16.600 $27.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized .236 ML (1 MLP) and SA Windows for SC servers $0 Total Management $2.604 Year) Total Infrastructure $58.204 $58.430 $14.000 Year) DataCenter Space (1 $2.204 $58.805 % VMware Savings -29% -25% -10% Server Hardware 5 / 11 .VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 Table 4 shows a detailed overview of the cost per application composition for the deployment you selected.025 Total Cost per App.811 $92.695 Windows for vCenter $0 $0 $0 server and SQL SQL 2005 for vCenter $0 $0 $0 Microsoft Management $1.695 $2.821 Total Cost $95.162 $18.695 $2.695 $2.000 $22.436 $16.600 $27.178 $81.695 $1.604 $2.430 $14.974 $23.000 $2.695 SW Total vCenter and SnS $2.000 $2.383 SnS Hyper-V $0 Windows Licenses Cost Win 2012 w/Hyper-V + $14.343 $14.391 Software Cost Total Software Cost $37.000 Power and cooling (1 $2.695 $2.1 + $20.695 $2.600 $27.000 Networking $4. Table 4 – Detailed overview of the cost-per-application for virtualizing 5 applications VMware vSphere 5.000 $4.1 Microsoft Enterprise Plus Enterprise Standard Hyper-V + Edition Edition Edition System Center 2012 Infrastructure Cost Servers $27.000 $4.600 Storage $22.712 $74. $19.204 $58.204 Cost Virtualization SW Cost VMware vSphere 5. SW Cost VMware Management $2.508 $15.000 $22.430 $14.

600 Microsoft 2 0 $27.600 Storage Table 6 Storage cost Number of HBAs Cost per HBA Total HBA cost Number of SAN switches Cost per SAN switch Total SAN switch cost Number of SAN storage GBs Average amortized cost for SAN storage (per GB) Storage Array Cost* VMware 4 $1.VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 Table 5 Virtualization hosts and management servers cost Number of virtualization hosts Number of servers for Management and DB Cost of Virtualization hosts (with Support) Cost of management and DB servers (with Support) Total cost for servers VMware 2 0 $27.000 2 $6.000 $22.000 $12.250 $5.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized .000 Total Storage cost * Storage Array Cost include cost of disk and other hardware components Networking Table 7 Network Number of virtualization hosts Number of management and DB servers Number of NICs per virtualization host Number of NICs per management and DB servers Total Number of NICs Number of ports per NIC Number of ports per network switch Number of network switches needed Cost of network switch Total Network cost VMware 2 0 4 2 8 2 24 1 $4000 $4.000 Power and cooling (Year 1) Table 8 Power and Cooling cost (Year 1) Actual Operating Power (Watts per server) Actual Cooling Power (Watts per server) Total cost for power and cooling VMware 424 530 $2.000 Microsoft 424 530 $2.600 $0 $27.000 $12.000 Microsoft 2 0 4 2 8 2 24 1 $4000 $4.600 $0 $27.000 500 $5 $5.250 $5.000 2 $6.000 500 $5 $5.000 Microsoft 4 $1.000 Data Center Space (Year 1) Table 9 Data Center Space cost (Year 1) VMware Microsoft 6 / 11 .000 $22.

Kit 8 CPUs (includes vCenter Standard) vSphere 5.604 1 7 $372 $2.483 $0 $0 $0 0 0 0 0 $17.995 $1.495 $495 $5.VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 Total number of racks Total area of data center consumed by servers (sqft) Average fully burdened data center cost per square Total cost of real estate 1 7 $372 $2.1 Standard Acc. lic.980 $0 $0 $0 2 yrs Productio n SnS $6.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized .1 Enterprise Plus Acc.1 Enterprise Edition vSphere 5. lic.1 Enterprise Plus Edition vSphere 5.702 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20. Kit 6 CPUs (includes vCenter Standard) vSphere 5. Kit 6 CPUs (includes vCenter Standard) vSphere 5.475 Windows operating system software Table 11 – Windows OS and SQL Server licensing cost for VMware solution Windows OS and SQL Licensing Number of Lic.495 $2.323 $1.337 $601 $6.1 Essential (w/ 1 vCenter Found. Unit Units Cost SnS Unit Total cost Initial (Productio License n 2 yrs) Cost $1.626 $1.1 Essential Plus (w/ 1 vCenter Found.177 0 0 $4.483 $0 $0 $0 $23.495 $6.) vSphere 5.091 $121 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13.875 $995 $21.061 $2.1 Standard Edition vSphere 5.503 $0 $0 $0 $7.980 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6.995 $4.604 VMware virtualization and management software Table 10 – VMware software VMware Sphere 5 Number of Lic. Unit SA (2 yrs) and SA Units Cost Total License Total SA Cost License and SA 7 / 11 .1 Enterprise Acc.) Total cost for virtualization platform software vCenter Server 5 Standard (Up to 300 managed nodes) vCenter Server 5 Foundation (Up to 3 managed nodes) Total cost for virtualization management software Total cost VMware software 4 0 0 0 $3.995 $20.495 $2.491 $13.200 $0 $0 $0 $15.561 $4.503 $0 $0 $0 License and Sns vSphere 5.

810 $0 $4.203 $221 $4.203 $221 $9.620 Total SA Cost License and SA Virtualization hosts Windows 2012 Datacenter Edition Windows 2012 Standard Edition Total cost of Windows OS used for virtualization hosts Management servers Windows 2012 Datacenter Edition Windows 2012 Standard Edition Total cost of Windows OS used for management hosts Total cost of Windows OS and SQL Server 0 $2.203 $221 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9.430 $0 $14.810 $14.810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14. Unit SA (2 yrs) Units Cost Total License Cost $9.620 $4.430 4 0 $2.203 $221 $0 $0 $0 $9.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized .430 $0 $14.405 $441 $1.202 $0 $0 $0 $0 SA(2 yrs) $601 $0 $0 $0 $0 License Cost $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 SA Cost $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 8 / 11 Total $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 .718 $429 0 $2.405 $441 $1.620 $0 $9.620 $0 $9. Unit Units Cost 0 0 0 0 0 $1.430 Table 13 – Microsoft System Center 2012 and Microsoft management software System Center 2012 and SQL software license (w/ SA) cost SC 2012 Datacenter (per CPU) SCCM with SQL Server 2005 Standard SCOM with SQL Server 2012 Standard SCOM w/o SQL SCDPM Number of Lic.810 $0 $4.405 $441 $1.VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 Cost Virtualization hosts Windows 2012 Datacenter Edition Windows 2012 Standard Edition Total cost of Windows OS used for virtualization hosts Management servers Windows 2012 Datacenter Edition Windows 2012 Standard Edition Total cost of Windows OS used for management hosts SQL Server Standard Edition (per Server with 5 CALs and SA) Total cost of Windows OS and SQL Server 0 $1.620 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4.810 $14.430 Table 12 – Windows OS and SQL Server licensing cost for Microsoft solution Windows OS Licensing and SA Number of Lic.620 $0 $0 $0 $4.405 $441 $1.810 $0 $0 $0 $14.430 4 0 $2.

391 Appendix B: Assumptions On Hardware Infrastructure Assumptions apply to both VMware and Microsoft.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized . Default Common Assumptions Data Center Server Profile Virtualization host Number of sockets Number of cores per socket RAM Memory(GB) Networking cards Rack size (U) Virtualization host server cost (USD) 3YRS support and maintenance cost (as a percentage of original purchase price) Management and DB servers .236 $0 $1.2 yrs of SA mandatory) Essentials 2010 (up to 15 OSEs) Essentials 2010 with SQL Server 2012 Essentials Server ML (1 MLP) Essentials Plus Server ML (1 MLP) SQL Server Standard Edition (per Server with 5 CALs and SA) Total Cost Microsoft Virtualization Management software 0 1 0 0 2 0 $0 $103 $870 $103 $412 $0 $0 $52 $435 $52 $206 $0 $0 $103 $0 $0 $824 $0 $927 $0 $52 $0 $0 $412 $0 $464 $0 $155 $0 $0 $1.only if "Physical" deployment has been selected Number of sockets Number of cores per socket RAM (GB) Networking cards Rack size (U) Virtualization host server cost (USD) (without support) 3YRS support and maintenance cost (as a percentage of original purchase price) Data Center Storage Profile Number of ports per SAN switch Number of HBAs per server Unit cost of an HBA Unit cost of SAN switch Cost for FC SAN storage ($/GB) 9 / 11 Currently Selected Server C (2 CPUs Six Core 96GB RAM) 2 6 128 4 2 $12000 15% 0 0 0 0 0 $0 0 24 2 $1250 $6000 $5 .VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 SCVMM (stand-alone edition .

) Capital cost for facilities data center space build-out (per square foot) Capital cost for power and cooling equipment (per square foot) Average weighted depreciation to use for build-out and equipment (in years) Cost for space (lease.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized .1 enables greater VM density Due to its advanced technologies and architecture.8 0.25 0. VMware vSphere 5. Memory Oversubscription – VMware ESXi makes more efficient use of physical RAM by reclaiming unused physical memory allocated to particular VMs (think of it as de-duplication for 10 / 11 .1 delivers a lower cost per application than Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Hyper-V) + Systems Center.1 makes it possible to successfully run more applications per host (physical server) and to achieve higher VM density than other solutions.8 24 7 52 Top reasons why VMware vSphere 5.12 550 0. per year) Average fully burdened data center cost per square foot per year Data Center Server Power and Cooling Price of electricity ($/kWh) for the data center facilities Operating power (in Watts) per server Steady-state constant used to convert nameplate power consumption to steady state Estimated cooling load factor (Watts of cooling electricity needed to dissipate 1W of heat) Airflow redundancy required to cool the data center Current airflow de-rating (percentage available for cooling) Data Center Operating Hours Hours per day Days per week Weeks per year $3 $3 100 2 24 $4000 24 Square Feet 7 $1440 $1800 10 $48 $372 $0.VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 Cost of iSCSI SAN disk storage ($/GB) Cost of NAS disk storage ($/GB) Average disk space capacity per virtual disk per vm (GB) Data Center Server Networking Profile Number of ports per NIC Number of ports per network switch Unit cost of network switch Data Center Server Data Center Real Estate Total number of Us per rack (specified in U) Measurement unit for space Area occupied by single rack (sqft. Consequently VMware vSphere 5. ft. The most significant reasons why VMware vSphere can enable a higher VM density per host include the following: 1. rent.77 0. mortgage) in $ per sq.

the architecture of the ESXi "Gang" scheduler is optimized for virtualization. 4. This creates an I/O bottleneck that reduces the I/O throughput Hyper-V and XenServer can achieve.Comparison of cost of virtualization deployment per virtualized . Because of its reliance on the Windows scheduler. However. such as Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.VMware Vs Microsoft 06-19-13 memory) and consolidating identical memory pages among VMs on a host. 2. 3. such as Hyper-V and XenServer. such as providing an effective user interface experience. Other solutions. Other hypervisors. By giving VMs direct and fast access to the hardware VMware ESXi can achieve very high I/O throughput and can handle the I/O requirements for more VMs simultaneously requesting hardware resources. The “indirect” architecture single threads the I/O requests from all VMs through a single channel into the Parent Partition/Dom0 instance of Windows Server/Linux. This results in a 20-30% lower cost-per-application on average. The indirect driver model also makes every VM reliant on third-party device drivers that have achieved only basic WHQL certification – Microsoft does not require device drivers used with Hyper-V to be tested with a virtualized environment. but none use multiple methods for managing memory like VMware ESXi. Generic process schedulers. based on service levels set by the application owners. like used with Hyper-V and XenServer. use an indirect driver model that leverages the generic Windows or Linux device drivers located in management OS (Windows Server 2012 Parent Partition or Linux Dom0). as more VMs are run on the same host. DRS with Resource Pools – VMware Infrastructure can dynamically load balance VMs across a cluster so applications get required resources when they need them. Bottom Line: With these and other product advantages VMware customers report that they can achieve 50-70% higher VM density per host than with Microsoft Hyper-V. with Storage and Network I/O controls. Other hypervisors use the generic process scheduler of general purpose operating systems. DRS lets usage spikes that might overwhelm a single server be leveled across many servers in a cluster with no interruption to the end user. The ESXi scheduler is also better at handling multiprocessor VMs (also known as SMP VMs) by supporting near-synchronous coscheduling of the virtual CPUs within a single multiprocessor VM. 11 / 11 . VMware vSphere 5. Direct Driver Model – VMware optimizes device drivers for virtualization and places them directly in the ESXi hypervisor. This memory oversubscription is no different than oversubscribing the CPU and network on a virtual host. High Performance "Gang" Scheduler – VMware designed and optimized the ESXi process scheduler to handle the resource requirements of many heterogeneous VMs. is essentially a “safety net” that lets administrators run individual servers at higher utilization levels while meeting service level agreements—even when spikes occur. are beginning to implement memory management techniques. It can dynamically account for the CPU and I/O needs of virtual machines by dynamically allocating more resources and larger processor timeslices to VMs. forcing the VMs to fight over resources in the operating system. were designed to fulfill different use cases. By comparison. Both functions let ESXi oversubscribe memory on a server with minimal impact to performance. That makes all your Hyper-V VMs dependent on the component of Windows known to be its weakest link – the device drivers. These were not designed for virtualization nor do they meet the special needs of multiple VM workloads. the I/O bottleneck gets worse.1 will also provide a lower cost-per-application than Microsoft Hyper-V even at a similar VM density. DRS. Hyper-V gets hit by performance limits at levels far lower than those of VMware ESXi and can run fewer VMs per host than VMware ESXi. This reallocation of resources happens automatically and without service discontinuity.