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Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft CPS Standard Delivers Best Price-to-Performance

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Converged infrastructure systems market has seen new offerings emerge from large technology vendors to startups, each trying to grab a piece of the fast growing multi-billion dollar market. Each of the vendors offer customizable yet proprietary compute, storage, and networking configurations, combined with their preferred systems and management software stack. This makes it difficult to compare the systems on a price-to-performance scale. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Dell® Corporation to review and contrast converged infrastructure offerings from four leading vendors based on publicly-available costs and specification data. On a price-to-performance scale, Dell’s Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft CPS Standard was seen as the most cost-effective solution providing high performance and great value.

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FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft Private Cloud Excels in Price-to-Performance Comparison

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The FlexPod® Datacenter is a pre-validated and flexible integrated system offering that combines NetApp and Cisco’s compute, storage, and networking technology components. While being largely consistent with hardware, the jointly developed reference architectures support a broad range of operating system, virtualization, and management software stack. The different licensing requirements and costs of these reference architectures make it difficult to compare the FlexPod systems on a price-to-performance scale. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Microsoft® Corporation to review and contrast the FlexPod Datacenter private cloud offerings for two of the most popular private cloud solutions – Microsoft and VMware – based on publicly-available bill-of-materials, costs, and specification data. On a price-to-performance scale, the FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft Private Cloud was seen as the more cost-effective solution providing high performance and great value.

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