|Dedicated Servers||Public Cloud||Virtualization on
|Cost per Year||$8400||$6600||$6000|
|One time cost||–||–||$9300|
|Savings (compared to
Cost savings is not the only benefit of virtualization. New virtual machines can be created or cloned on demand from existing machines (physical or virtual). This facilitates migration from a previous server deployment, allows for rapid testing of software updates and patches and many other conveniences that are just not possible with discreet servers.