Reduced Initial Expense, Quick, and Easy
Businesses today need at least one server to run their email, website, file storage, and other applications. For example, an e-commerce website and supply chain application generally need at least one entry-level server at a cost of $1,500, plus the cost of software and ongoing support. The advances in computing and server technology require upgrades and new servers every one to two years. Ongoing infrastructure costs for routers, switches, firewalls, rack equipment, bandwidth, utility power, UPS protection, backup generators, fire suppression, HVAC, the knowledge and ability to make it all work and you can spend $500,000 to get even a basic data center up and running. Outsourcing your service not only reduces capital requirements, but we also allow you to regularly upgrade your equipment with short-term contracts.
CeraNet regularly invests in proven technology, new equipment, and training our staff to make sure we offer the most reliable data center at the most economical costs. It also allows us to easily setup new service whether it be colo for an individual server, multiple dedicated servers in a clustered environment, or several racks of equipment for an enterprise level disaster recovery system.
Here is an example of your savings for the first year of service alone:
|Number of Servers||Do It Yourself Cost (First Year)||Outsourcing Cost with CeraNet (First Year, dedicated server)||Savings in the FIRST YEAR|
|1 (Dual core processor, 4GB RAM, 2x 500GB drive with RAID)||$25,800.00 ($1,500 to buy the server, $300 for utility + UPS *no on-site generator, $18,000 for 10mbps dedicated connection *not redundant for server, $6000 for IT staff & monitoring)||$2,700 ($250 per month – 10% pre pay discount)||$23,100.00|
|5 (Dual core processor, 4GB RAM, 2x 500GB drive with RAID)||$57,000.00 ($7,500 to buy the servers, $1500 for utility + UPS *no on-site generator, $18,000 for 10mbps dedicated connection *not redundant for server, $30,000 for IT staff & monitoring)||$13,500 ($250 per month, per server – 10% pre pay discount)||$43,500.00|
|10 (Dual core processor, 4GB RAM, 2x 500GB drive with RAID)||$96,000.00 ($15,000 to buy the servers, $3000 for utility + UPS *no on-site generator, $18,000 for 10mbps dedicated connection *not redundant for server, $60,000 for IT staff & monitoring)||$27,000 ($250 per month, per server – 10% pre pay discount)||$69,000.00|
Reliable, Predictable, and Less Expensive to Maintain
Outsourcing data center operations to a team of qualified professionals leads to far more reliable service. CeraNet has the expertise to manage the facilities, network, servers, as well as specialty applications such as VOIP, PCI complaint E-Commerce, HIPAA complaint medical records, etc. Every member of our team has over a decade of hands on experience in addition to formal education and training.
Reliability leads to predictability. Predictability allows you to adequately plan new service, on-going maintenance, and eventual upgrade or replacement of servers and applications. Predictable and reliable service at a contracted monthly cost also allows you to more accurately budget for technology related expenses without estimating for the variables. In addition, CeraNet provides professional service and support without the unpredictability of staffing issues such as turnover, hiring, and training.
Many businesses underestimate the ongoing costs of running their own data center. In addition to the initial costs for facilities, network, and servers there are many ongoing costs for items like bandwidth, power, facilities maintenance, IT staff and training, etc. A trusted data center partner will reduce or eliminate your need for an internal IT staff for network maintenance & upgrades, server procurement, ongoing server maintenance, software patching, etc.
CeraNet offers many levels of managed and unmanaged service that can save you 90% or more each month vs. using your own data center.
More Performance for Your Money
Outsourcing with a professional data center, such as CeraNet, that specializes in reliable, scalable, and secure solutions ensures you will get better performance and reliability than doing it on your own. A professional data center provider will offer redundant connections to the Internet, redundant power and generator backup, redundant routers and switches, hot and cold spare equipment, extensive physical and network security, and 24/7/365 monitoring and support. It is far more economical to outsource server hosting than it is to do it in-house.