How We Help Your Bottom Line
Updated: Feb 27, 2019
By Karen Bessette
The High Cost of Technology
Technology is personal. When it works, it's great but when it doesn't, technically or fiscally, it can be devastating for your business, employees, families...
Cost Versus Benefit
We take a hard look at the fiscal impact versus the technical benefits of technical solutions we suggest to our clients. All of our IT solutions presented have a useful life of five years. We fully inform business owners of the technical options available, the benefits of each, and the economic impact of each option estimated over a five year period.
How We Helped One Client
Let's start with the bottom line:
We saved our client over $400,000 a year, $2 million + over a five year period, taking the majority of their virtual servers from the Cloud to an on-premise solution.
We migrated 49 of their 51 virtual servers, hosted in several Cloud & Co-lo facilities, to a sophisticated, redundant & secure on-premise server solution. Four members of their internal staff, & a consultant, were laid off also resulting in significant savings.
Our client's undocumented & over-complicated IT infrastructure resulted in ongoing networking issues & problems. What we accomplished, in a nutshell, is:
Performed a deep dive audit locating & documenting their virtual servers in Cloud & Colo facilities;
Audited & documented their 51 virtual servers;
Identified their custom & off-the-shelf software applications, file servers...;
Created a detailed project plan, the hardware & software required for an on-premise server solution, which included 3 Clustered Servers for redundancy;
Created a migration plan to migrate 49 of their 51 virtual servers to the on-prem solution;
Audited the Rackspace environment hosting their international websites to determine whether the environment was technically & fiscally sound;
Migrated their websites from Rackspace to AWS - gained redundancy and saved an additional $40k/year;
For a disaster recovery/business continuity solution, we are replicating their servers to a Cloud-based solution for $18,000/year;
Their 3 physical clustered servers are being monitored 24/7 with a cloud-based system for $60/month;
The 49 virtual machines are being monitored with a Linux based system that cost $1,000 - a one time fee - to configure the solution.
We simplified & documented our client's network resulting in a much better user experience, more control over their data, and saving a lot of money going forward. As part of our services, we always present our clients with technical options & solutions that make fiscal sense.