1st look at Microsoft Azure and Amazon costs for Citrix and VMware deployments
Now that Citrix and VMware found their cloud mates I was wondering what that would do with the costs. As there is not that much to play with I decided to work with the cost calculators from both Microsoft and Amazon to see what the difference would be. Microsoft Azure offers a calculator to deploy a Citrix environment so I used that one, you can find that one here – link -. Amazon doesn’t seem to have a Citrix calculator nor is there a VMware calculator active right now.
Ideally I would like to compare apples with apples but as only Amazon offers the ability to choose a Workspace variant ( their VDI deployment) and Microsoft offers a variant where you pick an server-based solution so an SBC environment. As this was not apples versus apples I decided to do it differently. Amazon is offering different deployments solutions so if you look at their S3 offering you can pick the servers for deployment and setup the environment like you want. So I looked at what Microsoft with Azure was offering and picked the same servers and sizing at Amazon WS EC2 to see what the price difference would be.
Perhaps still not the same apples but it comes closer. The minute I can pick the same solution on both sides I’ll do a repost. so let’s stat with Microsoft Azure my starting point in this. So my goal is not the find the winner, who is cheapest… just to show you there is much to pick and that will change the monthly pricing. Also as you know what a cloud development costs you know whether or not it is interesting for you.
So this first part is about Microsoft Azure, the next part will be about Amazon WS.
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via Rob Beekmans.net