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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 storage that meets your business needs. Storage options for virtual disks on your virtual machines include the following:
VMware vSAN provides radically simple storage embedded in vSphere and is built on industry-standard server components to improve agility and lower costs.
Select the most reasonable estimate for electricity costs in the proposed data center location.
Select the most reasonable estimate for real estate costs in the proposed data center location. Fully burdened data center 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.
VMware customer experience, analyst opinions, and independent studies confirm the VMware vSphere VM density advantage over Microsoft Hyper-V. This calculator assumes vSphere supports one additional VM per processor compared to Hyper-V, but you can increase that value based on your expectations.