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CLOUD TO ON PREMISE MIGRATION

A COST VERSUS BENEFIT CASE STUDY
SAVINGS OF $580,000 PER YEAR

From Karen Bessette:  I was interviewing an engineer for a position with our company & he mentioned that he migrated their IT environment to the Cloud.  I asked him how much it cost per month & he said…”He had no idea”.  And that’s the problem.  If you don’t have an IT team that watches out for your bottom line, your business could be in jeopardy.

Businesses should never be in a position when their IT costs are seriously jeopardizing the health of their company.  It’s not only about the best technology, it’s about the cost of that technology.  ​We always present a 5 year cost comparison between Cloud & on-premise solutions, & detail the advantages & disadvantages of both.  Why 5 Years?  Our on-premise server solutions have, at least, a five year life.  Read on…​​​

How we helped our client

We saved our client over $580,000 a year migrating their servers from the Cloud to an on-premise solution.  inSync migrated 49 of their 51 virtual servers, hosted in several Cloud & Co-lo facilities, to a sophisticated on-premise cluster server solution.  The on premise investment was $100,000. 

Six members of their internal staff, & a consultant, were also laid off also resulting in significant savings.  We took over all of their  responsibilities including their network, custom software, programming…​Our client’s Cloud network was undocumented & over-complicated resulting in recurring networking issues.

What We Accomplished

  • Nothing was documented so our engineers performed a deep dive audit locating & documenting their  51 virtual servers in Cloud & Colo facilities;

  • 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-premise solution;

  • Audited their Rackspace environment hosting their international websites to determine whether the environment was technically & fiscally sound;

  • Migrated their websites from Rackspace to AWS – gained redundancy;

  • For a disaster recovery/business continuity solution, we are replicating their servers to a Cloud-based solution for $4,000/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.

The Results

  • We saved our clients a lot of money – $580,000 per year after a $100,000 investment the first year.

  • We simplified & documented their network.

  • Their users are much happier with a faster network & less problems;

  • Our client has total control over their data & environment;

  • Their network is current & well-documented;

  • Their data is replicated, backed up onsite & in the Cloud.

  • They have a disaster recovery/business continuity solution in AWS.

  • And they are saving $580,000+ per year on Information Technology.

OUR CLIENTS ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS OF OUR ENGAGEMENT.

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