Build VDI with VMware or Microsoft?

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Some questions from my friends about the VDI.

So, let’s we discuss it and limited with required licenses only.

Customer requirements:

  • 2,000 Desktop Users (Assumption, normal users)
  • 2,000 Office 2013 Standard Edition
  • Windows 8 as Desktop OS (No reskinned from Windows Server 2012R2/2008R2 or RDS)
  • Virtual Desktop Only

 

With VMware:

  1. 20 x VMware Horizon View Standard Edition: 100 Pack (CCU)
  2. 2,000 x Virtual Desktop Access Annual Licenses per Year
  3. 2,000 x Office 2013 Standard Edition
  4. 20 x VMware vCenter Operations Manager for View: 100 Concurrent User Pack
  5. 2 x Windows Server 2012R2 Data Center for Management Servers (Assumption separated host for View Management)
    1. 2 x Horizon View Security Servers
    2. 2 x Horizon View Connection Servers
    3. 1 x Horizon View Composer Servers
    4. 1 x Horizon View vCenter Servers
    5. 1 x Certificate Authority Servers

Total: $1,637,038*

*Pricelist (Y2014), excluded SnS and CALs for MSFT products. Excluded vSphere and vCenter for Management Cluster.

 

With Microsoft:

  1. 2,000 x Virtual Desktop Access Annual License per Year
  2. 2,000 x VDI Suite Annual License per Year
  3. 20 x Windows Server 2012R2 Data Center License per 2 Proc
  4. 2,000 x Windows Server 2012 R2 CAL Licenses
  5. 20 x System Center 2012R2 Data Center License
  6. 2,000 x Office 2013 Standard Edition

Total: $1,370,360*

*Web Price (Y2014), excluded support

Apologize if I missed something. J. Enjoy.

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