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Determining the True Cost of Ownership for a VMware Infrastructure

Created on: Sep 18, 2008 12:00 AM by VMworld Team - Last Modified:  Jul 24, 2009 2:43 PM by VMworld Team

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Session Title:

Determining the True Cost of Ownership for a VMware Infrastructure

Session Abstract:

Total Cost of Ownership relies on determining the overall cost of the solution. Many times one uses only the cost of the VMware License as the total cost of a VMware Infrastructure. To determine the cost of the entire solution, one should base it on a cost per virtual machine considering the entire solution including determining costs for hardware (servers, network, SAN), environmental (cooling, datacenter), and operating (system administrator) expenditures.  When you determine the true cost of ownership, you can easily see how a VMware Infrastructure is the most cost effective choice even when compared to â??freeâ?? solutions.


Session Type:

Technical Overview Session


Networking; Storage / Backup; VMware Infrastructure; Virtualization Platform / Hypervisor


1 Hour


Mark Chuang( VMware,Inc. ), Kenon Owens( VMware, Inc. )

Speaker 1:

Mark is a Group Product Marketing Manager at VMware. He has over 12 years experience in product marketing, technical marketing, and strategic marketing in high-tech sectors, ranging from enterprise software, PCs, consumer electronics, and semiconductors. His team is currently responsible for analyzing the market landscape and equipping VMware sales teams and partners to effectively demonstrate the value of VMware solutions in a sales situation.

Speaker 2:

Kenon Owens has worked in the computer industry for over 13 years as an email and virtualization specialist. Kenon has worked for VMware for over 8 years and is currently a Staff Systems Engineer specializing in industry research and competitive analysis. In this role, Kenon works with VMware executives and R&D to track the virtualization landscape for industry trends, new technologies, and product direction.

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