NT running on Alpha workstations offers 39 per cent lower cost of ownership than Unix workstations, according to an independent study.
The Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group study of 113 organisations concluded that the average three-year total cost of ownership for Digital personal workstations running Microsoft?s Windows NT was $63,000, versus $104,000 for comparable Unix machines.
The study considered acquisition and maintenance costs of hardware and software, technical support costs, and user self-support costs related to workstations. The results suggest that for a group of 25 workstations, savings on a three-year total cost of ownership could amount to more than one million dollars.
Separately, Digital has beefed up its Alphaserver line with a new batch of servers optimised for messaging and clustering configurations.
Two of the new servers the 64-bit Alphaserver 800 5/333 and 5/400 are intended for use as mail, messaging and Internet applications servers. While a third the 5/500 is aimed at small and medium sized businesses.
The 800 5/400, which supports up to 2,600 Microsoft Exchange users or 1,800 active Lotus Notes users, starts at $8,600. And the Alphaserver 1000A based on a 500MHz Alpha processor will start at approximately $24,000.
The company is offering two clustering packages with the servers, available now - its own Trucluster program for Unix and Clusters for Windows NT v1.1.
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