Microsoft less expensive than VMware, Bob Muglia

Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft’s key server and tools division, responded to questions from BoA-ML analysts, the overarching theme that emerged was, “we’re less expensive than the other guy,” whether the other guy in question is VMware, Salesforce, IBM, or Oracle. “Microsoft is making to its virtualization technology (to be released in October) will force server […]

Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft’s key server and tools division, responded to questions from BoA-ML analysts, the overarching theme that emerged was, “we’re less expensive than the other guy,” whether the other guy in question is VMware, Salesforce, IBM, or Oracle. “Microsoft is making to its virtualization technology (to be released in October) will force server virtualization market leader VMware to “move to higher and higher end features to differentiate [itself].” Muglia noted that while virtualization software helps customers lower the cost of running servers, Microsoft is “now three to five times less expensive than VMware” running the same kind of technology. “The cost differential between Microsoft and VMware is so dramatic that every CIO” will have to take that into consideration.”

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