This IDC white paper considers the approaching end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 and explores the Windows migration options that are available to customers and the benefits associated with a modernization effort. It also evaluates the risks that customers face if they do not move off of Windows Server 2003 prior to the conclusion of extended support.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
This paper presents the results of a three-year total cost of ownership (TCO) study
comparing Dell EMC™ VxRail™ appliances and an equivalent do-it-yourself (DIY) solution of
standalone server hardware and software from the VMware vSAN ReadyNode™ (hardware
compatibility list) configurations. For both options, we modeled total hardware capital
expense, total software capital expense and operational expense for small, medium and
large clusters over a three-year period.