Leading Belgian Hosting Provider Realizes Lower TCO on Windows than Linux

Posted by bink on November 23 2006, 2:30 AM. Posted in Windows (general).

Competitive win case study about hosting service provider Hostbasket's TCO study on Windows based shared services versus analogous services offered on Fedora Core.
Many total cost of ownership (TCO) studies have reaffirmed that TCO of a large enterprise infrastructure based on Microsoft® Windows ServerTM 2003 is lower than one based on Linux. But what about TCO in a Web hosting environment? Few rigorous studies have examined the economics of ownership among service providers. To understand TCO in a shared hosting environment and to understand what service providers could do to lower the TCO of Windows–based hosted services even more, Microsoft offered to perform an in-depth TCO study at Hostbasket, one of the leading hosting service providers in Europe. The results of the analysis showed that the TCO of Windows–based shared services can be as much as 55 percent lower than the TCO of analogous services offered on Fedora Core. Moreover, the study revealed how service providers can lower the TCO of their Windows–based offerings even more.

Cost Area Breakouts at Hostbasket<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?><o:p></o:p>

Cost Area(per server per month)<o:p></o:p>

Windows Server 2003<o:p></o:p>

Linux<o:p></o:p>

With Apache and MySQL<o:p></o:p>

.NET Framework 1.1SQL Server 2000<o:p></o:p>

.NET Framework 2.0SQL Server 2005<o:p></o:p>

Hardware <o:p></o:p>

1.40%<o:p></o:p>

1.38%<o:p></o:p>

0.62%<o:p></o:p>

Network infrastructure<o:p></o:p>

1.29%<o:p></o:p>

1.27%<o:p></o:p>

0.54%<o:p></o:p>

Operations and Network Mgt.<o:p></o:p>

4.46%<o:p></o:p>

4.40%<o:p></o:p>

1.88%<o:p></o:p>

Power <o:p></o:p>

0.43%<o:p></o:p>

0.42%<o:p></o:p>

0.19%<o:p></o:p>

Bandwidth<o:p></o:p>

11.07%<o:p></o:p>

10.65%<o:p></o:p>

8.13%<o:p></o:p>

System software <o:p></o:p>

3.29%<o:p></o:p>

3.24%<o:p></o:p>

0.74%<o:p></o:p>

Application software <o:p></o:p>

12.76%<o:p></o:p>

14.39%<o:p></o:p>

5.09%<o:p></o:p>

Back office software<o:p></o:p>

11.28%<o:p></o:p>

11.10%<o:p></o:p>

4.94%<o:p></o:p>

Labor <o:p></o:p>

54.02%<o:p></o:p>

53.15%<o:p></o:p>

77.88%<o:p></o:p>

Downtime charges <o:p></o:p>

0%<o:p></o:p>

0%<o:p></o:p>

0%<o:p></o:p>

TCO <o:p></o:p>

(per site/server/month) at full capacity <o:p></o:p>

€3.92<o:p></o:p>

€1.99<o:p></o:p>

€4.47<o:p></o:p>

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