Value VDI Calculator

This calculator lets you easily analyze the total cost of ownership (TCO) for ViewSonic’s Value VDI solution, compared to traditional desktop PC’s and traditional VDI + thin clients. Value VDI cost savings is achieved by a combination of less complex / lower cost server hardware, and lower cost client devices which include a full VDI software solution at no additional charge.

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This calculator allows inputs of 5 computers or more, as the solution is not recommended for less than 5 users.

Traditional PC Traditional Thin Client Value VDI
Upfront Purchase Price
(Acquiring the hardware and software, laptop/desktop PCs or ThinClients + servers)
$120000 $200000 $53133
Deployment Costs
(Setup & installation Labor)
$10000 $5000 $2000
Total Upfront Costs
$130000 $205000 $55133
Annual Power Costs
(Assumes $0.096 per KWh)
$6800 $2800 $933
Annual Internal IT Support Costs
$180000 $123000 $60400
Annual Vendor Support &
Maintenance Costs
$4000 $36000 $3000
Annual Hardware Refresh Costs
(Upfront cost/estimated life span)
$40000 $25333 $8424
5-year TCO Costs
$1154000 $935667 $363789
Traditional PC
Assumptions
Upfront
Costs
Power and
Cooling(W)
IT Staff Annual
Maintenance Costs
Annualized Hardware
Replacement Cost
(Assumed Lifespan)
Per PC Hardware Costs
$
 
$
$
Microsoft Licensing Costs
$
$
$
PC Installation
and Setup (hours)
 
Fully Loaded IT
Hourly Cost
 
Traditional VDI +
Thin Client
Assumptions
Upfront
Costs
Power and
Cooling(W)
IT Staff Annual
Maintenance Costs
Annualized Hardware
Replacement Cost
(Assumed Lifespan)
Cost per Thin Client
$
 
$
$
Per-user Server & Data
Center Hardware Costs
$
 
$
$
VDI Software and
Hypervisor Costs
$
$
Microsoft Licensing Costs
$
$
Client and Server Installation
and Setup (hours)
 
Fully Loaded IT
Hourly Cost
 
Value VDI
Assumptions
Upfront
Costs
Power and
Cooling(W)
IT Staff Annual
Maintenance Costs
Annualized Hardware
Replacement Cost
(Assumed Lifespan)
Zero-Client Device
(Including VDI Software)
$
 
$
$
Per User Server
Hardware Costs
(Assumes 15 users per core i7 host)
$
 
$
$
Microsoft Licensing Costs
(If required)
$
$
Userful Maintenance Costs
$
Client and Server Installation
and Setup (hours)
 
Fully Loaded IT
Hourly Cost
 

*3 years for PC’s, 3 years for servers(*Value VDI & Traditional VDI), 5 years for thin clients, and 7 years for value VDI clients
**Note this TCO comparison tool does not include displays, keyboard and mice (costs of which are assumed to be the same across all three options).
***Power consumption is calculated based on 2,000 annual operating hours (8h/day, 5 days per week).

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