I ever made.
The capital expenses of hardware and the supporting costs of operating a tradtional IT infrastructure add up to a pretty big number. We've included a few real life use case comparisons below.
10 User Real Ownership Cost Comparison
Ten is a manageable number to make reasonable comparisions between traditional IT costs and ClubDrive's fee. Also note this is only for a 3 year cycle - important because most hardware will need to be replaced every 3-5 years. That means capital investment semi-frequently pushes in-house costs even higher in a short period of time.
Initial Upfront Costs
|In House IT||ClubDrive|
|Total Initial Upfront Costs||$14,863||$7440|
|Recurring Annual Costs|
|- Hardware Support||$1,824||$0|
|- Windows Support||$1,011||$0|
|- User Support Services||N/A||$3000|
|- Disaster Recovery*||$1,850||$0 (included)|
|Total Recurring Annual Costs||$4,685||$3000|
|Recurring Monthly Costs|
|- High-Speed Internet||$800||$2500|
|- Virtual Desktop & Applications||Not included||$1850|
|- In-House Personnel||$3,750||$0|
|Total Recurring Monthly Costs||$5,180||$1,850|
|Year 1 Costs||$81,708||$32,640|
|Year 2 Costs||$66,845||$25,200|
|Year 3 Costs||$66,845||$25,200|
|Total Cost for 3 Years||$215,398||$83,040|
|Average User Cost Monthly||$598.32||$230.66|
|Download Full Calculations & Assumptions|
ClubDrive vs AWS Work Space Desktop Pricing 2015
Just looking at hosted desktop pricing alone can illustrate a significant costs difference. AWS WorkSpace charges for email, bandwidth/usage and support in addition to what is itemized above. Those charges are variable based on use. We've included notations from AWS site - the small print is pretty important here.
|Dedicated Virtual File Servers||√||√ ₁|
|Dedicated Virtual XenApp Application Servers||√||N/A|
|Dedicated Virtual Non-Production Image Servers||√||√ ₁|
|Nightly Worry Free Server and Data Backup||√||√*|
|Remote Device Monitoring||√||√|
|CloudPortal Service Manager (User and Applications Self Management)||√||$5**|
|Secure Desktop Access||√||√|
|Windows Desktop as a Service||√||$35|
|Microsoft Office Standard||√||Not Available|
|Microsoft Office Professional||$3||$15|
|Hosted Exchange 5 Gb Mailbox||√||Not Available ($6.95 Separate vendor)|
|Email Spam Filter and Virus Protection||√||Included Virus Protection Only|
|Email Archiving 50 GB/Mailbox||√||Not Available|
|Worx Mobile Application||√||Not Available|
|Abobe Reader||√||Buy on AWS|
|Adobe Acrobat STD (Per User)||BYOL or $30.00 CD provided||Buy on AWS|
|Adobe Acrobat Pro (Per User)||BYOL or $48.00 CD provided||Buy on AWS|
|QuickBooks License (Per User)||$10||Buy on AWS|
|QuickBooks Hosting (Per User)||BYOL||Buy on AWS|
|ShareFile (Per User)||$11||Not Available|
|MS SQL PROC LIC (33+ Users)||$395||Not Available|
|MS SQL SAL (User)||$11||Not Available|
|Monthly Support||√||Estimated $5|
|CloudPortal Service Manager (User and Applications Self Management)||√||√ (Between Client and WorkSpace)***|
|Monthly WorkSpace Cost Per User||$65.00||$55 Does not include email, Support or Usage|
Web traffic from the user’s WorkSpaces (accessing public Internet, downloading files etc.) will be charged separately as AWS outbound bandwidth on your bill.
*The user volume (D:) on the WorkSpace is backed up every 12 hours. In the case of a WorkSpace failure, AWS can restore this volume from the backup. If Amazon WorkDocs Sync is enabled on a WorkSpace, the folder a user chooses to sync will be continuously backed up and stored in Amazon WorkDocs.
**Both the Lite and Standard plans include 100GB of storage for the apps, and S3 charges of $.03/GB storage plus $.01/GB/1000 Requests will apply for additional storage.
***The monthly subscription includes the streaming bandwidth between the user’s client and a WorkSpace. Web traffic from the user’s WorkSpaces (accessing public Internet, downloading files etc.) will be charged separately as AWS outbound bandwidth on your bill.