15 Oct

How Much Money Can You Save With Datacate’s Cloud Services?

At Datacate, our focus is always on providing our clients with the greatest overall value for their IT spend. We were recently asked to produce a cost comparison for a client’s cloud services deployment, and the numbers proved our assertion that your IT dollars go farther at Datacate! When taking into account all factors, the client realized monthly savings of between 33% and 45% by deploying their virtualized stack on our platform, instead of going with one of the big-name guys.

Below you’ll find the actual data, with assumptions and notes outlined for each. The use case reflects a fairly simple and modestly-sized deployment that made the comparison as clear-cut as possible. Datacate’s capabilities include rapid scaling, custom managed networking, hybrid solutions and managed IT, all of which can be added to any cloud deployment solution at very effective price points, transforming the a cloud deployment into a full-blown, comprehensive solution.

Global Assumptions: all hosts are Linux except as noted otherwise. As instance and resource provisioning methods vary from platform to platform, the closest available equivalents have been selected. Cloud solutions are self-managed by client unless otherwise noted.

Assumptions: One-year contract commit.
Notes: Datacate’s flat-rate pricing model means no metered usage fees for transfer, or I/O.

DescQtyUnit/Mo.Ext/Mo.
TOTAL MRC:$937.77
4cpu / 1GB ram / 22GB stor1$15.43$15.43
3cpu / 5GB ram / 24GB stor1$45.70$45.70
4cpu / 6GB ram / 24GB stor1$53.14$53.14
4cpu / 4GB ram / 24GB stor1$38.40$38.40
2cpu / 4GB ram / 90GB stor, SQL svr std1$182.02$182.02
4cpu / 4GB ram / 40GB stor1$44.16$44.16
2cpu / 8GB ram / 100GB stor1$95.10$95.10
4cpu / 8GB ram / 128GB stor1$105.32$105.32
4cpu / 10GB ram / 68GB stor1$103.18$103.18
4cpu / 8GB ram / 128GB stor1$105.32$105.32
100Mbps flat-rate data pipe1$150.00$150.00
BMR + incremental backups d/w/m/y10included$0.00

Assumptions: One-year no upfront convertible pricing tier.
Notes: Traffic and backup allowances are estimated, actual yields are likely lower than what is included with Datacate’s cloud services.

DescQtyUnit/Mo.Ext/Mo.
TOTAL MRC:$1,414.57
linux t2.small1$12.05$12.05
linux c5.large1$45.26$45.26
linux c5.large1$45.26$45.26
linux t2.medium1$24.16$24.16
windows m4.large, SQL svr std1$469.54$469.54
linux c5.large1$45.26$45.26
linux c5.large1$45.26$45.26
linux c5.large1$45.26$45.26
linux c5.large1$45.26$45.26
linux c5.large1$45.26$45.26
GP SSD storage, less OS420$0.10$42.00
data transfer out per GB5000$0.09$450.00
EBS snapshots (estimate)10$10.00$100.00

Assumptions: Pay-as-you-go pricing tier (only available tier at this service level), balanced configuration mode.
Notes: Traffic and backup allowances are estimated, actual yields are likely lower than what is included with Datacate’s cloud services

DescQtyUnit/Mo.Ext/Mo.
TOTAL MRC:$1,655.84
B1.1x2x251$35.17$35.17
B1.1x4x1001$65.37$65.37
B1.2x4x251$69.68$69.68
B1.2x4x251$69.68$69.68
B1.4x8x100, SQL svr std 1$383.68$383.68
B1.2x4x251$69.68$69.68
B1.2x8x1001$84.61$84.61
B1.2x8x1001$84.61$84.61
B1.4x8x1001$143.68$143.68
B1.2x4x251$69.68$69.68
data transfer out per TB5$80.00$400.00
IBM cloud / Veeam backup pricing (est)10$18.00$180.00

Assumptions: Pay-as-you-go pricing tier (only available tier at this service level).
Notes: Traffic and backup allowances are estimated, actual yields are likely lower than what is included with Datacate’s cloud services.

DescQtyUnit/Mo.Ext/Mo.
TOTAL MRC:$1,702.30
A0 Instance linux1$14.60$14.60
A2 Instance linux1$59.13$59.13
A3 Instance linux1$137.24$137.24
A2 Instance linux1$59.13$59.13
A2 instance windows SQL Std1$380.33$380.33
A2 Instance linux1$59.13$59.13
A3 Instance linux1$137.24$137.24
A3 Instance linux1$137.24$137.24
A2 Instance linux1$59.13$59.13
A2 Instance linux1$59.13$59.13
data transfer out per GB5000$0.09$450.00
Azure backups (estimate)10$15.00$150.00