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Microsoft’s Cloud Platform System 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 Microsoft® 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, Microsoft’s Cloud Platform System was seen as the most cost-effective solution providing high performance and great value.

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Microsoft Analytics Platform System Delivers Best TCO-to-Performance

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Data Warehouse and modern Big Data appliances may be difficult to compare, given that each of the competing solutions come preconfigured with their proprietary compute and storage configurations, traditional databases and open source file systems, and other varying specifications. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Microsoft® Corporation to review and contrast data warehouse and big data analytics offerings from five leading vendors. In this updated whitepaper aimed at IT decision makers, the firm compared each vendor’s appliances based on publicly-available costs and specification data. On a TCO-to-performance scale, Microsoft Analytics Platform System was seen as the most cost-effective appliance providing high performance and great value.

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Microsoft’s SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Provides High Performance and Great Value

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Data Warehouse appliances may be difficult to compare and contrast, given that the different preconfigured solutions come with a variety of available storage and other specifications. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Microsoft® Corporation to review several data warehouse solutions, to compare and contrast several offerings from a variety of vendors. The firm compared each appliance based on publicly-available price and specification data, and on a price-to-performance scale, Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse is the most cost-effective appliance.

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