Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware commercial cloud is cheaper than OpenStack

May 1, 2015

Via: itCurated

451 RESEARCH has revealed that proprietary cloud offerings are currently more cost effective than OpenStack.

The Cloud Price Index showed that VMware, Red Hat and Microsoft all offer a better total cost of ownership (TCO) than OpenStack distributors.

The report blames the shortfall on a lack of skilled OpenStack engineers, leading to a high price for employing them. Commercial solutions run at around $0.10 per virtual machine hour, compared with $0.08 for OpenStack, but going commercial is cheaper when labour and other external factors are taken into account.

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