2013-05-07 How To Save Money on 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 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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2013-05-07 How To Save Money on IT Infrastructure

  1. 1. Thrive. Grow. Achieve.How to Save Moneyon Your ITInfrastructureNate SollowayMay 7, 2013J
  2. 2. WHAT’S ON TAP?• How can we best spend our out IT $$$• Is it time for some upgrades?• Virtualization– VMWARE vs Hyper-V• Data Migration– in-house or cloud?• Email in the cloud– Hosted Exchange, Google Apps or Office 365?• Private Cloud Hosting vs HA Cloud• Backups• Physical Infrastructure• Phone Systems• IT Support2
  3. 3. HOW CAN WE SPEND OUR IT $$$?3
  4. 4. VIRTUALIZATION4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. CASE STUDYVIRTUALIZATION WITH FAILOVER: HYPER-VSAN HARDWARE $12,228HOSTING SERVERS (2) $ 9,770NETWORK HARDWARE (2) $ 6,454WINDOWS SERVER DATACENTER (2) $ 8,620$37,0726
  7. 7. CASE STUDYVIRTUALIZATION WITH FAILOVER: VMWARESAN HARDWARE $12,228HOSTING SERVERS (2) $ 9,770NETWORK HARDWARE (2) $ 6,454WINDOWS 2012 STANDARD (6) $ 4,746VMWARE VCENTER $ 1,343VCENTER / VSPHERE SUPPORT $ 7,633$42,1747
  8. 8. INHOUSE OR CLOUD?8Say you just moved toa city, and you’relooking fora place to liveLet’s use a simple analogy
  9. 9. RENT OR BUY?9YOU CAN EITHER BUILD A HOUSE OR RENT AN APARTMENT
  10. 10. DECISIONS, DECISIONS…10IF YOU BUILD A HOUSE, THERE ARE A FEW IMPORTANT DECISIONSYOU HAVE TO MAKE
  11. 11. 11But, you get a chance tocustomize ittileflooringRooffloor planlandscapingwindowslighting
  12. 12. ONCE THE HOUSE IS BUILT, YOU’RERESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE12Hire LandscaperHeating and CoolingGutter CleaningWaterPay property taxHouse Keeping
  13. 13. HOW ABOUT RENTING?13
  14. 14. CONSIDER A BUILDER IN YOUR CITYBUILDS A MASSIVE NUMBER OFAPARTMENT UNITS14
  15. 15. A UNIT CAN EASILY BE CONVERTED INTO 2, 3, 4 MORE UNITS15
  16. 16. 16YOU CAN MAKE FEWER,SIMPLER DECISIONSYOU CAN START WITH ONE UNITAND GROW LATER, ORDOWNSIZE
  17. 17. 17BUT… YOU DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF OPTIONS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR UNIT
  18. 18. PAY AS YOU GOJUST PAY YOUR RENT AND UTILITIES18
  19. 19. TAKES YOU FROM THIS…19
  20. 20. TO THIS!20
  21. 21. EMAIL IN THE CLOUDHOSTED EXCHANGEGOOGLE APPSOFFICE 365- BACKUPS- HIGH AVAILABILITY- SPACE- SUPPORT21
  22. 22. CLOUD HOSTING OPTIONSPRIVATE CLOUD VS HIGH AVAILABILITY CLOUD22
  23. 23. CASE STUDY8 PERSON ORGANIZATIONCURRENTLY HAS SBS 2003XP WORKSTATIONSOFFICE 200323
  24. 24. OPTION 1- KEEP IN HOUSEUPGRADE EXISTING SBS SERVERONE TIME COSTSSBS 2011 $1,500SERVER $1,400WINDOWS 7 $7,200OFFICE 2010 $4,352LABOR $7.540$25,092ONGOING COSTSANNUAL IT SUPPORT $18,000SPAM FILTERING $ 192OFFSITE BACKUPS $ 840$19,03224
  25. 25. OPTION 2- HYBRIDONE TIME COSTSSERVER W/ WINDOWS $3,500WINDOWS 7 $7,200OFFICE 2010 $4,352LABOR $8,580$23,632ONGOING COSTSANNUAL IT SUPPORT $18,000ANNUAL EMAIL COST $ 1,008OFFSITE BACKUPS $ 840$19,84825
  26. 26. OPTION 3- HOSTEDUPGRADE EXISTING SBS SERVERONE TIME COSTSVPN HARDWARE $ 840WINDOWS SERVER $1,800OFFICE 2010 $4,352LABOR $5,590$12,592ONGOING COSTSANNUAL IT SUPPORT $ 7,200ANNUAL EMAIL COST $ 1,008SERVER HOSTING $ 8,400OFFSITE BACKUPS $ 840$17,44826
  27. 27. DISASTER RECOVERY SAVINGS27
  28. 28. COSTSData 1 Year of Backups100 GB $420300 GB $1,260500 GB $2,1001 TB $4,30028
  29. 29. PHYSICAL LAYER PLANNING29
  30. 30. PHONE SYSTEMS30
  31. 31. IT SUPPORT31
  32. 32. QUESTIONS?32

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