Today Microsoft announced that business customers are saving on average $170,000 (U.S.) when they switch to Microsoft virtualization software from VMware software.

 

Customers are turning to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management tools to reduce energy consumption, hardware costs, recurring licensing costs, and improve their overall management of virtual and non-virtual applications, servers and computers.

 

“The light switch has gone on for customers, and they realize they no longer have to pay a virtualization tax with VMware that creates an isolated, virtual island within their IT departments,” said David Greschler, director of virtualization and management marketing, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft Corp.

 

For more information about this announcement, please visit Microsoft PressPass or the Virtualization team blog. You can also follow this and other Microsoft virtualization news on Twitter.