Every public sector organisation is striving to reduce the costs of their ICT operations. One area of investigation by many organisations is virtualisation. But which technology and what savings can be expected in ICT operations?
Microsoft has just published independent research which examines which platform is less expensive in IT labour to operate on an on-going basis, and do the systems management products used to manage the environment impact the cost of managing either or both platforms (i.e. Hyper-V or VMware ESX).
Here’s a ‘taster’ of the top-line results:
The comparison figures are in $ but I am sure you can extrapolate the potential for savings in £ for your environment.
You can obtain a copy of the full report here. Go to the ‘related resources’ heading and you can download a copy of the report entitled ‘Hyper-V vs. VMware ESC and vSphere: Operations & Management Cost Analysis.
Posted by Ian