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Colocation Tradeoffs


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A tradeoff calculation and presentation I did for a client in 2000. Of course the numbers don't mean anything any more, but most of the logic still works. I would add cloud computing to the price now.

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Colocation Tradeoffs

  1. 1. In House vs. Co-location <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy / Fast access to ProMOPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good internet connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy administration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In house with direct ProMOPS connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-location with batched data transactions </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. In House Internet Browser Web Server ProMOPS
  3. 3. Co-location Internet Browser Web Server ProMOPS VPN
  4. 4. Synopsis <ul><li>In House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast, secure communication with ProMOPS and easy access to the server. But, some staff maint. will need to be done and bandwidth brought in house. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Colocation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>External management of power and bandwidth. But, maint. is not included and can be very costly or slow. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Recommendations <ul><li>Host In House </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase additional T-1 line and UPS. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If bandwidth is being consumed, move graphics to an external shared server. ($1-200 / month) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Batch communication with ProMOPS initially, phase in some live information. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Costs <ul><li>In House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$1500 for UPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1900 per month for dedicated T-1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$250 setup + $150 DNS charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$500 + $400 per month for 1.5 MBps service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$150 / month tape change service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$140 / hour service </li></ul></ul>