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

  1. 1. Thrive. Grow. Achieve. How to Save Money on Your IT Infrastructure Nate Solloway July 8, 2013 J
  2. 2. WHAT’S ON TAP? • How can we best spend our out IT $$$ • Is it time for some upgrades? • Virtualization – VMWARE vs Hyper-V • Data Migration– in-house or cloud? • Email in the cloud – Hosted Exchange, Google Apps or Office 365? • Private Cloud Hosting vs HA Cloud • Backups • Physical Infrastructure • Phone Systems • IT Support 2
  3. 3. HOW CAN WE SPEND OUR IT $$$? 3
  4. 4. VIRTUALIZATION 4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. RENT OR BUY? 9 YOU CAN EITHER BUILD A HOUSE OR RENT AN APARTMENT
  10. 10. DECISIONS, DECISIONS… 10 IF YOU BUILD A HOUSE, THERE ARE A FEW IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU HAVE TO MAKE
  11. 11. 11 But, you get a chance to customize it tile flooring Roof floor plan landscaping windows lighting
  12. 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. 13. HOW ABOUT RENTING? 13
  14. 14. CONSIDER A BUILDER IN YOUR CITY BUILDS A MASSIVE NUMBER OF APARTMENT UNITS 14
  15. 15. A UNIT CAN EASILY BE CONVERTED INTO 2, 3, 4 MORE UNITS 15
  16. 16. 16 YOU CAN MAKE FEWER, SIMPLER DECISIONS YOU CAN START WITH ONE UNIT AND GROW LATER, OR DOWNSIZE
  17. 17. 17 BUT… YOU DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF OPTIONS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR UNIT
  18. 18. PAY AS YOU GO JUST PAY YOUR RENT AND UTILITIES 18
  19. 19. TAKES YOU FROM THIS… 19
  20. 20. TO THIS! 20
  21. 21. EMAIL IN THE CLOUD HOSTED EXCHANGE GOOGLE APPS OFFICE 365 - BACKUPS - HIGH AVAILABILITY - SPACE - SUPPORT 21
  22. 22. CLOUD HOSTING OPTIONS PRIVATE CLOUD VS HIGH AVAILABILITY CLOUD 22
  23. 23. CASE STUDY 8 PERSON ORGANIZATION CURRENTLY HAS SBS 2003 XP WORKSTATIONS OFFICE 2003 23
  24. 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. 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. 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. 27. DISASTER RECOVERY SAVINGS 27
  28. 28. COSTS Data 1 Year of Backups 100 GB $420 300 GB $1,260 500 GB $2,100 1 TB $4,300 28
  29. 29. PHYSICAL LAYER PLANNING 29
  30. 30. PHONE SYSTEMS 30
  31. 31. IT SUPPORT 31
  32. 32. QUESTIONS? 32

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