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Realizing ROI for
IPAM Solutions in
Small-Mid Sized Enterprises

© 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Agenda
• IP Address Management(IPAM) needs in Small-Mid Sized

Enterprises
• Manual IPAM & Shortfalls
• Controlled IPAM & ...
IP Address Management Needs in
Small-Mid Sized Enterprises
IP Address Management is no longer just an issue for large

ent...
Manual IP Address Management & Shortfalls
Over 52% of IT infrastructure pros other than networking cited IP address
provis...
Controlled IP Address Management & Benefits
As the number of IP addresses being managed grows from “hundreds” to
“thousand...
IPAM Solutions
“IPAM Solutions involve licensing costs and hence often considered to
be „optional‟ and not business-critic...
ROI for IPAM Solutions
Summary

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Dependency on Network Teams for IP needs
»

Impact of virtualization :
• 34% of organizations provision more than 200 VMs ...
ROI Calculation for an IPAM Solution
»

Using EMA* estimates for an average fully loaded operator headcount of
$35/hour, R...
ROI Benefits for IPAM Solutions

 No dependency on Network Teams to get the job done
 Reduced/zero conflicts
 Greater o...
SolarWinds IPAM Solution
A software based solution, designed to centrally manage, monitor, alert, and report across

the e...
SolarWinds IPAM Solution
Case Studies

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Case Study 1 : Healthcare Organization
Situational Snapshot:

» Over 3700 IP addresses to manage
» Made up of servers, net...
Case Study 1: SolarWinds IPAM Value Add
Values recognized:

» Complete, clear and consolidated view of the IP address sche...
Case Study 2: Financial Services Provider
Situational Snapshot:

» Need to actively manage 1800 IP addresses across web, a...
Case Study 2: SolarWinds IPAM Value Add
Values recognized:

» Information previously scattered in multiple locations could...
Case Study 3: Managed Healthcare Service
Provider
Situational Snapshot:

» Need for multiple groups/ admins to access, all...
Case Study 3: SolarWinds IPAM Value Add
Values recognized:

» Immediately respond to IP request /allocation process.
» Sav...
Industry Study on IPAM ROI
Learn how your organization can achieve savings while enabling IT operations
to do their job fa...
Thank You!

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ROI for IP Address Management (IPAM) Solutions

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IP Address Management is no longer just an issue for large enterprises alone. Small to Mid-sized enterprises also see a steady increase in the number IP-based devices they have to manage. In this presentation, we will showcase four customers and the value and ROI they experienced once they implemented SolarWinds IPAM.

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ROI for IP Address Management (IPAM) Solutions

  1. 1. Realizing ROI for IPAM Solutions in Small-Mid Sized Enterprises © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 1
  2. 2. Agenda • IP Address Management(IPAM) needs in Small-Mid Sized Enterprises • Manual IPAM & Shortfalls • Controlled IPAM & Benefits • IPAM Solutions • ROI for IPAM Solutions • SolarWinds IPAM Solution • Case Studies on Small-Mid Sized Enterprises © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. IP Address Management Needs in Small-Mid Sized Enterprises IP Address Management is no longer just an issue for large enterprises alone. Small-Mid sized enterprises also see a steady increase in the number IP-based devices that leads to, • Increasing frequency of IP requests • Difficulty in tracking IP changes • Delay due to dependency on Network teams for IP needs • Inefficiency of Manual methods • Huge amount of time & effort for provisioning for IP needs © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Manual IP Address Management & Shortfalls Over 52% of IT infrastructure pros other than networking cited IP address provisioning as being a task that took the most time to accomplish. - Enterprise Management Associates©(EMA™) In organizations where the network remains relatively static, spreadsheets and other manual methods may suffice. Drawbacks of Manual IP Management are, » Time consuming and prone to costly manual errors » Incomplete or out-of-date information » Non availability of audit trails » Reduced operational productivity © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. Controlled IP Address Management & Benefits As the number of IP addresses being managed grows from “hundreds” to “thousands” of devices, the manual spreadsheet approach begins to break down. - Enterprise Management Associates©(EMA™) Controlled or centralized IP Address Management offers a single platform to manage your IP space with better visibility and perspective. Its benefits include, » Eliminate blind spots & gaps in IP information » Real-time status of IP addresses » Avoid duplicate allocation of IP addresses » IP change tracking through audit trails » Faster response to IP needs and issues © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. IPAM Solutions “IPAM Solutions involve licensing costs and hence often considered to be „optional‟ and not business-critical. But once used, no practitioner wants to revert to manual processes.“ Essentials for an IPAM solution Cost Effective Easy Deployment & Management © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 6 Requires No Additional Training
  7. 7. ROI for IPAM Solutions Summary 7 7
  8. 8. Dependency on Network Teams for IP needs » Impact of virtualization : • 34% of organizations provision more than 200 VMs per month. • Each new system typically requires a dedicated IP address, which must be obtained from the network team. Factor Manual Process IPAM Tool Validation Full Full Time taken(mins) 10 2 No: of changes/month - 200 Man-hours saved annually - 300 Result : The network component is no longer prevents other groups from getting their jobs done. 8
  9. 9. ROI Calculation for an IPAM Solution » Using EMA* estimates for an average fully loaded operator headcount of $35/hour, ROI would roughly translate to over $10,000 of staff efficiency savings per year! Factor 200 IP Addresses/month IPAM Improvement Savings 80% 300 man-hours/year for VMs (2 min vs. 10 min to assign/verify each IP) $35/hr 300 man-hours/year $10,500/year IP address mismanagement resulting in address conflicts Reduced/zero conflicts $5-100k/hr IT pros bogged down by manual processes More time to focus on strategic activities Priceless 200 IP addresses/month 80% 300 man-hours/year for operator’s time for VMs (2 min vs. 10 min to assign/verify each) * Enterprise Management Associates, Inc. 9
  10. 10. ROI Benefits for IPAM Solutions  No dependency on Network Teams to get the job done  Reduced/zero conflicts  Greater operational efficiency © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. SolarWinds IPAM Solution A software based solution, designed to centrally manage, monitor, alert, and report across the entire IP infrastructure, SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) can:  Overlay and work with the existing DHCP/DNSincur? What costs do I infrastructure.  The costimport IP address & subnet information from an Excel or .CSVof a Directly of network monitoring and management is comprised file. number of different elements that combine to provide a total cost of  ownership (TCO). & Management of Microsoft® DHCP/DNS, BIND DNS, and Support Monitoring •Cisco® DHCP and ASA devices together from a single console. License Cost • Product Maintenance, Support, and Upgrades  Automatically track changes and perform detailed event recording. • Dedicated Hardware or Software Installation/Implementation/Consulting  •Actively detect IP conflicts and alert to prevent duplicate IP address allocation. • Training  Quick access to data to view allocation of each subnet or status of IP . • Solution Management © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. SolarWinds IPAM Solution Case Studies 12 12
  13. 13. Case Study 1 : Healthcare Organization Situational Snapshot: » Over 3700 IP addresses to manage » Made up of servers, networking equipment, ADCs, and firewalls (no end user devices or printers.) » Responsible for managing remote connectivity with the healthcare provider customer base. Challenge: A 10-12 person networking team using a spreadsheet with multiple tabs to keep track of IP addresses. Problems: » Out of date data with either incorrect or incomplete information. » Inefficient IP resource allocation. 13
  14. 14. Case Study 1: SolarWinds IPAM Value Add Values recognized: » Complete, clear and consolidated view of the IP address schema with accurate and current data. » Historical tracking and logging of changes made, when and by whom. » Helped clean up decommissioned IP addresses ROI realized: The healthcare organization experienced higher workforce efficiency and better address management accuracy. 14
  15. 15. Case Study 2: Financial Services Provider Situational Snapshot: » Need to actively manage 1800 IP addresses across web, application, and database servers (no end user devices) for two datacenters. » A corporate IP Management tool, proved to be too difficult to access and use remotely. Challenge: » Increasing number of subnets becoming difficult to manage. » Need for better visibility into subnet usage. Problems: » Difficulty in keeping track of IPs allocated for different subnets 15
  16. 16. Case Study 2: SolarWinds IPAM Value Add Values recognized: » Information previously scattered in multiple locations could now be accessed and managed from a single location. » Saved time and reduced research whenever a change is planned and/or a problem is analyzed. » Better overall perspective of the entire IP schema – easily view subnet usage and IP status. ROI realized: The financial service provider saved effort, reducing both IT and human needs. 16 both time and
  17. 17. Case Study 3: Managed Healthcare Service Provider Situational Snapshot: » Need for multiple groups/ admins to access, allocate and manage IP addresses Challenge: » Average of 20 IP address requests per month from infrastructure teams. Problems: » Delay in addressing IP requests » Difficulty in keeping track of IP address allocated and by whom 17
  18. 18. Case Study 3: SolarWinds IPAM Value Add Values recognized: » Immediately respond to IP request /allocation process. » Saved time with automated management , role based access and rights and data for troubleshooting. » Real-time data and alerts on DHCP scope utilization. ROI realized: The managed healthcare organization was able to trouble shoot IP address problems faster while improving operational efficiency. 18
  19. 19. Industry Study on IPAM ROI Learn how your organization can achieve savings while enabling IT operations to do their job faster and smarter. Download the white paper to get started! EMA White Paper ROI for IPAM Solutions in Small-Mid Sized Enterprise Environments: 3 Case Studies Take a look at how SolarWinds IPAM helped three organizations realize the benefit of using an automated solution in saving time and costs. © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 19
  20. 20. Thank You! © 2013, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 20

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