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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
In this interview, Srivats Ramaswami,...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

with Sander Barens, Expereo
In this interview, Sander Barens...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

with Shawn Moore, Solodev
In this interview, Shawn Moore,...

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Find out what’s really going on in your business...

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A...

Desktop Virtualization TCO Comparison-A Hot Topic

April 26, 2011 No Comments

I got lots of feeback on my last blog, “Desktop Virtualization vs. Physical Desktops: Which Saves More?” Paulk from SF asked: 1. Won’t there be client OS licensing costs for the virtual desktops or is that covered in the desktop virtualization software cost? 2. Does the $400/seat client operational/maintenance costs cover the operation and maintenance of the blade servers as well, or just the thin clients?

The answers are: Sure there are client licenses, but considering you have to pay this on physical or virtual, it washes out. So, no point in listing it. Microsoft has also significantly relaxed the VDI licensing; the $400 is just endpoint.

Read more of Elias Khnaser’s blog post here

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