White paper

What Microsoft Will Not Tell You

This white paper focuses on comparing the economics of running Microsoft workloads on-premises, in colocation and in the cloud.

When they were introduced, Microsoft Windows servers and SQL Server on Windows were cost-effective solutions. This advantage and further innovations led to Microsoft’s success and created an ecosystem of software running on Windows and using SQL Server.

Today, the situation has changed completely. Over time, the industry delivered impressive improvements in infrastructure price-performance ratio. At the same time, Microsoft followed the opposite path and increased their licensing costs.

The most value for your money

Since its inception, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has invested in improving the economics, flexibility, and productivity of running workloads on its platform. Today, the costs of running Microsoft workloads on AWS are significantly lower than hosting these on-premises or in colocation. Furthermore, on AWS the costs are also lower than on Microsoft Azure.

This white paper describes the drivers which caused this structural divide. The financial impact is illustrated with several use cases. In addition, an approach is presented on how you can get the most value for your money.

AWS or Azure: assess how your decisions impact your future:

Is Azure the obvious choice to host Microsoft workloads?

How to compare AWS with Azure?

What insights does an 'Optimization and Licensing Assessment' produce?

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Find out how you can get the most value for money: optimize resources, reduce licensing costs and leverage all advantages

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