tirsdag den 30. december 2008

Microsoft's Cloud Tax

Intet er gratis ... Når software, netværk og hardware smelter sammen bliver prisen derefter ...

nothing comes for free ... When software, net work and hardware are bundled together the price will be ... ??

Tax free


December 24, 2008

In the cloud, existing infrastructure is irrelevant. A well-built cloud application uses the network as its integration point and can exchange data with any other application, whatever the underlying technology.

That leaves the "I have an army of (insert your technology of choice) programmers" argument. In general, it's a powerful argument. If you are going with .NET + SQL Server in the cloud, this one reason ends up having a heavy Microsoft tax associated with it.

In short, you pay a significant tax to Microsoft for the privilege of building your web applications in .NET + SQL Server in the cloud without getting any functional benefits for doing so.

Microsoft Other Tax
App Server$4,380/year $3,504/year$876/year
DB Server$9,636/year$3,504/year   $6,132/year
Baseline System  $28,908/year $14,892/year

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