I ever made.
Ten is a manageable number to make reasonable comparisions between traditional IT costs and ClubDrive's fee. The capital expenses of hardware and the supporting costs of operating a traditional IT infrastructure add up to a pretty big number.
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
Comparing hosted desktop pricing alone can illustrate significant cost and value differences. The value of Amazon Web Services is actually a myth. You start with a $15 desktop, but by the time you add in basic features it's significantly higher than ClubDrive's offering. Additionally, user charges are variable every month. This means you can get a big bill on any given month. ClubDrive's user fees are fixed and predictable.
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||$15||$3|
|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)||Buy on AWS||BYOL or $30.00 CD provided|
|Adobe Acrobat Pro (Per User)||Buy on AWS||BYOL or $48.00 CD provided|
|QuickBooks License (Per User)||Buy on AWS||$10|
|QuickBooks Hosting (Per User)||Buy on AWS||BYOL|
|ShareFile (Per User)||Not Available||$11|
|MS SQL PROC LIC (33+ Users)||Not Available||$395|
|MS SQL SAL (User)||Not Available||$11|
|Monthly Support||Estimated $5||√|
|CloudPortal Service Manager (User and Applications Self Management)||√ (Between Client and WorkSpace)***||√|
|Monthly WorkSpace Cost Per User||$55 Does not include email, Support or Usage||$65.00|
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.