VMware Cloud on AWS and Microsoft Azure: A Hybrid Cloud TCO Comparison

VMware Cloud on AWS offers a cost-effective approach to a customer’s public and hybrid cloud adoption. But how does it compare to Microsoft Azure? We commissioned Taneja Group to conduct in-depth research on this topic and produce a white paper. To better understand the key findings and the methodology, download the white paper. Enter your needs below to gauge the total cost of ownership for your organization.

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Cost Comparison

Total Hybrid Cloud Cost

VMware Hybrid Cloud TCO Microsoft Hybrid Cloud TCO
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Introducing Azure Stack may mean refactoring workloads to operate effectively in this new environment. Also, Azure Stack may require new support agreements with new vendors. Neither of these steps is required to upgrade to VMware Cloud on AWS – the upgrade path is simple and non-disruptive.
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Public Cloud VMware Cloud on AWS Microsoft Azure
3-Year Total Cost
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Taneja Group research indicates that businesses that plan to shift their critical workloads to the public cloud intend this as a long-term solution. Therefore, the length of the analysis is based on a three-year lifecycle.
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VM Per Hour Cost
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For our public cloud-to-public cloud cost comparison analysis, the cloud scenarios were configured as general-purpose IaaS systems capable of running business-critical workloads (e.g., with high availability and 24x7x365 service response times). For Microsoft Azure, we relied on Microsoft recommendations for VM sizing and storage configuration and included extended service contracts that could hit this level of SLA. Since Microsoft provides many different VM sizes, we first picked an Azure VM size that met our criteria and then matched that VM size on VMware Cloud on AWS.
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On-prem VMware Solution Microsoft Azure Stack
3-Year Total Cost
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This takes the cost per VM shown below and multiplies by the number of VMs supported.
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Number of CPUs in Solution
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For VMware, we assumed 12 cores supported per CPU. For Azure, we assumed 18 cores supported per CPU.
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Number of VMs Supported 0 0
Cost per VMs
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We compared the cost of upgrading an existing VMware environment, based on a typical VMware installed base scenario, to the cost required to deploy a new Microsoft Azure Stack solution provided by one of Microsoft’s hardware provider partners.
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Hardware Costs
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In configuring an Azure Stack configuration, we analyzed detailed BOMs from two of the leading branded on-premises hardware providers and used the quoted prices that were closest to the list price we believe most customers would choose. Since most VMware customers opt to upgrade their existing environments using software, no additional hardware costs were included.
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Hardware Support
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Introducing Azure Stack may mean refactoring workloads to operate effectively in this new environment. Also, Azure Stack may require new support agreements with new vendors. Neither of these steps is required to upgrade to VMware Cloud on AWS – the upgrade path is simple and non-disruptive.
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Software CAPEX Support
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More than 65% of companies are running and/or planning to run VMware vSphere as their preferred virtualization platform, so adding any additional software needed to create a fully functional hybrid cloud would be most popular scenario for VMware customers which is what was assumed here.
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Software Support
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Support assumes coverage of the following offerings from VMware: 
  • vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus  
  • vCenter Basic  
  • NSX addon  
  • vRealize Automation
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3 year total cost

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Cost per VMs / month

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Cost Effective + Enterprise Capable

VMware Cloud on AWS gives customers an efficient, affordable path to public and hybrid cloud adoption. The service enables a seamless connection, migration, and integration between on-premises and public-cloud datacenters.

VMware Cloud on AWS provides several benefits for your cloud transformation, including:

  • Operational consistency across on-premises and public cloud
  • Integrated hybrid cloud management
  • Enterprise-grade application workload support
  • Higher-than-average VM density and efficiency
  • Seamless network bridging and features
  • Uncompromised workload portability

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