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WA - The Microsoft IOPS benchmark used an all-solid state drive setup, so it is not comparable to storage benchmarks published by VMware that used disk-based SANs. It's not a directly comparable result. Regarding the Hyper-V Replica feature, keep in mind that it does not provide any of the DR automation features included in vCenter Site Recovery Manager. All you get is basic virtual disk replication, so you'd need to add lots of manual processes or brittle scripting or orchestration setups to get a true DR solution. With vCenter SRM, all of that is in the box.
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You can use the VMware Cost Per Application Calculator referenced in the Principled Technologies paper (at www.vmware.com/go/costperappcalc) to see the comparative CapEx costs of vSphere and Hyper-V. The calculator doesn't have an option to specify VMs per host, but if you enter 40 VMs and use the "Typical" workload profile and choose the "Server B" configuration, the sensitivity analysis in Table 3 of the calculator detailed results will show the comparative costs for 12 VMs per host. The OpEx cost differences for that scenario would be roughly the same percentage-wise.
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Dennis, If you're looking for a free hypervisor, check out vSphere Hypervisor. It has all the architectural and performance advantages of ESXi 5. What separates free hypervisors from complete virtualization solutions is the management component. You'll find if you want to manage Microsoft's free hypervisor that you'll need to purchase System Center (Microsoft does not give it away.) When you add in the costs of the System Center pieces you need to come close to vSphere + vCenter, you'll end up spending more with Microsoft. I recommend you run your numbers in the VMware Cost Per Application Calculator (www.vmware.com/go/costperappcalc) before making a decision that's likely to cost you more money. Eric
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Hyper-V Curious, As an SMB customer, you'll want to look into the vSphere Essentials bundles. They are designed to give smaller businesses the same virtualization and high availability benefits that large enterprises enjoy, but at a fraction of the cost of the higher-end vSphere editions. vSphere Essentials bundles support servers totalling up to 6 processors and include a vCenter Server. Pricing starts asa low as $83 per processor. The attractive pricing of vSphere Essentials is a big reason why VMware is the popular choice for virtualization in the SMB market. In fact, Gartner surveys show 88% of midmarket customers are using VMware. We'll do a post on vSphere Essentials here soon to expand on just how compelling an offering it is for SMBs. Eric
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Sergey, Sorry, but VMware regularly reviews and approves requests to publish performance benchmarks of our products where other products come out looking good. Take a look at some of the reports by Project Virtual Reality Check (www.projectvrc.com) for examples. Eic
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