The cost advantages of private cloud

Know the real cost of outsourcing

Ongoing technology trends and advancements mean we have more IT choices to make than ever. Cloud computing offers the data center flexibility and scalability not previously possible. But how is it best applied to your enterprise? Many organizations consider running on-demand cloud applications from the public cloud providers because of the lower up-front cost. But is this the right choice for your business?

The real cost 
of outsourcing

  • Long-term costs
  • Unexpected outages
  • Peak time performance degradation

The advantages 
of private cloud

  • Flexibility
  • Performance
  • Lower total cost of ownership
Principled Technologies put two alternatives – public cloud and private cloud – to the test, comparing the performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) of a leading public cloud service provider against an alternative – a Dell Microsoft®Private Cloud Solution, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors.

The results

The Dell Private Cloud Solution clearly demonstrates better...

TCO: 62.6% less over five years

Performance: On par with more expensive cloud provider

Payback: 15 months

Five-year savings: Up to $600,000+versus a leading public cloud solution

Get lower TCO and 
agility for future growth

Dell Cloud Solutions not only meet current performance demands, they rapidly scale as your business grows. This sets up the potential for even greater savings through lower cost per virtual machine (VM).

Dell PowerEdge M-series servers provide additional bays for extra compute power.

Dell Storage features a modular design that lets you add storage nodes.

System Center 2012 R2 offers Microsoft cloud-like management tools.

Windows Server 2012 R2 maintains steady performance.

Built for the future of your data center

The Dell OpenManage portfolio, including Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center provides tools designed by Dell that aim to centralize management and simplify server, storage and network provisioning.

Dell PowerEdge M1000e enclosures offer an additional 12 bays (16 total) for added compute nodes, and is built to support future generations of blade servers in addition to current offerings.

Dell Storage management features allow rapid deployment and integration of additional storage arrays into the existing environment, providing the potential for lower cost per VM.

Get the report from Principled Technologies: 
Comparison: Microsoft® Private Cloud vs. Leading Public Cloud
Complete this form to download the report.
'First name' should not be empty
'Last name' should not be empty
'Business email' should be valid
'Country' should be selected
'Company' should not be empty
Please select one
More cloud solution resources
Forrester: 5 signs it’s time to move to the cloud
Take the smartest path to cloud for your business

Access your workload performance with a Free DPACK analysis tool.

Know your IT costs. Control your path to the cloud.

Combined with Microsoft private cloud software, Dell Cloud Solutions powered by Intel® delivers application performance equivalent to that of VMs from leading public cloud providers, but at a much lower projected cost over five years. Private cloud also gives you the ability to control and run your applications locally.

Yet, the answer may not be as simple as public OR private cloud. If, like many, you’re finding that a hybrid cloud solution is the most effective for your organization, Dell can help you match the right application with the right cloud infrastructure. Know your IT costs and control your path to the future by becoming your own Chief Cloud Officer. Intel Inside®. Powerful Cloud Outside.

Find out more about how private cloud fits into your overall cloud strategy.

Source: Cloud Comparison: Microsoft private cloud on the Intel-powered Dell solution vs. a leading public cloud provider – a Principled Technologies Tech Report commissioned by Dell Inc. August 2014.


The report above was prepared as a result of work commissioned by Dell. It does not necessarily represent the view of Dell, its employees or agents and makes no warranty, express or implied, and assume no legal liability for the information in the reports. Dell does not provide any guarantee or warranty on the accuracy or adequacy of the content of the report and assumes no responsibility in this regard for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction taken based upon the test report.


Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.