Traditional – Legacy Data Center Backup and Disaster Recovery TCO Versus Amazon Web Services and Cloud Daddy TCO

Traditional-Legacy Data Center

Cost

Hyperscale AWS

Cost

Data Center

Floor space, Liebert A/C, chillers, heating, power, UPS, line conditioning, cabling, bandwidth, racks, PDUs, redundant systems or colocation-multi-tenant provider.

Substantial CapEx Cost. Substantial Annual Costs plus support and maintenance,

Floor space (leased/owned/colo).

All data center requirements are handled and absorbed by AWS.

Zero Cost

Hardware refresh.

Substantial CapEx Cost and OpEx cost for support and maintenance agreements.

All hardware refresh is handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

Hardware

Server hardware, storage appliances / hardware, tape libraries / drives, network capacity.

Substantial CapEx Cost.

 

All hardware requirements are handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

Hardware Support and Maintenance Agreements/ Contracts.

Substantial Annual OpEx Costs.

All hardware support and maintenance agreements and contracts are handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

Server farm expansion.

Substantial CapEx Cost.

Immediate as needed.

Zero Cost

Labor – rack, stack, install, configure, troubleshoot.

Fully loaded salaries, benefits. Hourly and project consultancy costs.

All labor requirements are handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

Maintenance – Downtime.

Based on critical need and potentially costly due to business impact.

All maintenance requirements are handled by AWS per SLA.

Zero Cost

Software

Server Software Agent.

Substantial per terabyte license, per server license, per CPU core license costs.

No upfront CapEx costs.

Monthly, Hourly/ Annual Subscription

Software Support and Maintenance Agreements/ Contracts.

Substantial Annual OpEx Costs.

All software support and maintenance agreements and contracts are handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

Labor - installation, configuration per server.

Fully loaded salaries, benefits. Hourly and project consultancy costs.

All software requirements are handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

Media

Tapes, hard disk drives, etc.

Annual OpEx Costs as needed.

All media requirements are handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

Disaster Recovery

Remote office or offsite backup storage location and maintenance.

Substantial CapEx Cost. Floor space (leased/owned/colo).

All disaster recovery requirements are handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

Courier services to pick up and move data/media to offsite backup storage location.

Annual OpEx Costs as needed.

All disaster recovery requirements are handled by AWS.

Zero Cost

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