Enter the number of virtual machines you want to deploy.
Select the VMware product you would like to compare.
The following questions are designed to help you choose the right VMware virtualization solution for your organization. Answer the questions below and the calculator will recommend a VMware product that best meets your needs. After you have selected the best VMware product for your deployment, enter the details for your environment and compare the total cost of ownership versus a similar Microsoft environment.
The virtualization hosts are the servers on which you will install the hypervisor and use to run your virtualized applications. The following virtualization hosts are available:
Select the type of shared storage that meets your business needs. Shared storage options for virtual disks on your virtual machines include the following:
Virtualization management software can be deployed either on physical servers or in virtual machines.
Select the most reasonable estimate for electricity costs in the proposed datacenter location:
Select the most reasonable estimate for real estate costs in the proposed datacenter location. Fully burdened datacenter real estate cost includes facility capital cost for construction, power and cooling equipment, and weighted depreciation.
The default value for VM density is set to six VMs per processor. Depending on your hardware setup and workload size, you can adjust the number of virtual machines running on each processor. This calculator assumes vSphere is able to support one additional VM per processor compared to Hyper-V, but you can increase that value based on your expectations. The VMware vSphere VM density advantage over Hyper-V is supported by VMware customer experience, analyst recommendations and independent studies. Details are available upon request.