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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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