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2013-08-08 How To Save Money on Your IT Infrastructure

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Are your IT expenditures more than your budget allows? Come learn ways to decrease your IT costs without compromising on technology. You'll learn how to be ahead of the technology curve and save money …

Are your IT expenditures more than your budget allows? Come learn ways to decrease your IT costs without compromising on technology. You'll learn how to be ahead of the technology curve and save money while doing so. Hear the latest IT offerings and how they can help your bottom line. Some of the areas we will cover include: Virtualization, Private Cloud hosting, Cloud-based e-mail systems, Back up and recovery and Lowering IT support cost.

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  • 1. Thrive. Grow. Achieve. How to Save Money on Your IT Infrastructure Nate Solloway July 8, 2013 J
  • 2. WHAT’S ON TAP? • How can we best spend our out IT $$$ • Is it time for some upgrades? • Virtualization – VMWARE vs Hyper-V • Data Migration– in-house or cloud? • Email in the cloud – Hosted Exchange, Google Apps or Office 365? • Private Cloud Hosting vs HA Cloud • Backups • Physical Infrastructure • Phone Systems • IT Support 2
  • 3. HOW CAN WE SPEND OUR IT $$$? 3
  • 4. VIRTUALIZATION 4
  • 5. 5
  • 6. CASE STUDY VIRTUALIZATION WITH FAILOVER: HYPER-V SAN HARDWARE $12,228 HOSTING SERVERS (2) $ 9,770 NETWORK HARDWARE (2) $ 6,454 WINDOWS SERVER DATACENTER (2) $ 8,620 $37,072 6
  • 7. CASE STUDY VIRTUALIZATION WITH FAILOVER: VMWARE SAN HARDWARE $12,228 HOSTING SERVERS (2) $ 9,770 NETWORK HARDWARE (2) $ 6,454 WINDOWS 2012 STANDARD (6) $ 4,746 VMWARE VCENTER $ 1,343 VCENTER / VSPHERE SUPPORT $ 7,633 $42,174 7
  • 8. INHOUSE OR CLOUD? 8 Say you just moved to a city, and you’re looking for a place to live Let’s use a simple analogy
  • 9. RENT OR BUY? 9 YOU CAN EITHER BUILD A HOUSE OR RENT AN APARTMENT
  • 10. DECISIONS, DECISIONS… 10 IF YOU BUILD A HOUSE, THERE ARE A FEW IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU HAVE TO MAKE
  • 11. 11 But, you get a chance to customize it tile flooring Roof floor plan landscaping windows lighting
  • 12. ONCE THE HOUSE IS BUILT, YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE 12 Hire Landscaper Heating and Cooling Gutter Cleaning Water Pay property tax House Keeping
  • 13. HOW ABOUT RENTING? 13
  • 14. CONSIDER A BUILDER IN YOUR CITY BUILDS A MASSIVE NUMBER OF APARTMENT UNITS 14
  • 15. A UNIT CAN EASILY BE CONVERTED INTO 2, 3, 4 MORE UNITS 15
  • 16. 16 YOU CAN MAKE FEWER, SIMPLER DECISIONS YOU CAN START WITH ONE UNIT AND GROW LATER, OR DOWNSIZE
  • 17. 17 BUT… YOU DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF OPTIONS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR UNIT
  • 18. PAY AS YOU GO JUST PAY YOUR RENT AND UTILITIES 18
  • 19. TAKES YOU FROM THIS… 19
  • 20. TO THIS! 20
  • 21. EMAIL IN THE CLOUD HOSTED EXCHANGE GOOGLE APPS OFFICE 365 - BACKUPS - HIGH AVAILABILITY - SPACE - SUPPORT 21
  • 22. CLOUD HOSTING OPTIONS PRIVATE CLOUD VS HIGH AVAILABILITY CLOUD 22
  • 23. CASE STUDY 8 PERSON ORGANIZATION CURRENTLY HAS SBS 2003 XP WORKSTATIONS OFFICE 2003 23
  • 24. OPTION 1- KEEP IN HOUSE UPGRADE EXISTING SBS SERVER ONE TIME COSTS SBS 2011 $1,500 SERVER $1,400 WINDOWS 7 $7,200 OFFICE 2010 $4,352 LABOR $7.540 $25,092 ONGOING COSTS ANNUAL IT SUPPORT $18,000 SPAM FILTERING $ 192 OFFSITE BACKUPS $ 840 $19,032 24
  • 25. OPTION 2- HYBRID ONE TIME COSTS SERVER W/ WINDOWS $3,500 WINDOWS 7 $7,200 OFFICE 2010 $4,352 LABOR $8,580 $23,632 ONGOING COSTS ANNUAL IT SUPPORT $18,000 ANNUAL EMAIL COST $ 1,008 OFFSITE BACKUPS $ 840 $19,848 25
  • 26. OPTION 3- HOSTED UPGRADE EXISTING SBS SERVER ONE TIME COSTS VPN HARDWARE $ 840 WINDOWS SERVER $1,800 OFFICE 2010 $4,352 LABOR $5,590 $12,592 ONGOING COSTS ANNUAL IT SUPPORT $ 7,200 ANNUAL EMAIL COST $ 1,008 SERVER HOSTING $ 8,400 OFFSITE BACKUPS $ 840 $17,448 26
  • 27. DISASTER RECOVERY SAVINGS 27
  • 28. COSTS Data 1 Year of Backups 100 GB $420 300 GB $1,260 500 GB $2,100 1 TB $4,300 28
  • 29. PHYSICAL LAYER PLANNING 29
  • 30. PHONE SYSTEMS 30
  • 31. IT SUPPORT 31
  • 32. QUESTIONS? 32

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