Cloud Nation vServer Benefits
vServer OfferGreater Value for the Money • Overview • Why consider a vServer? • Price comparison of vServer versus “on premise” • Servicing and Availability • Sizing and Pricing vServers • How to order a vServer Lower overall costs and higher performance.
Why Consider a vServer? • Why would a customer move their server from an office closet with… • Poor power management • Bad ventilation • No redundant services • Poor security • No upgrade path
Why Consider a vServer? • … to a cloud server data center with… • Highly redundant power • Fire protection • Fort Knox security • Massive computing power • 99.99% SLAs • No long term contracts • Buy what you need
Why Consider a vServer? • Performance and Security! • Amazon Hosting Partner – AWS/EC2 • East and West Coast Centers • 99.95% Uptime SLA • Unmatched Security Platform
Why Consider a vServer? • So you may be asking yourself… • “Why don’t I do this myself in Amazon?” • Great Question!
Cloud Nation Technology Stack vServer Benefits Member Management Layer Virus Protection and Back up One Admin Console for all your Customers (vServers) Unlimited file shares and storage No AD/DCs to Manage No VPNs Required Connect anywhere, anytime, any device Cloud Nation Stack Cloud Nation Stack Cloud Nation Stack • File Server Services • Domain Controllers • Citrix and Terminal Services • SQL Server • Windows Server Licensing • File Server Services • Domain Controllers • Citrix and Terminal Services • SQL Server • Windows Server Licensing • File Server Services • Domain Controllers • Citrix and Terminal Services • SQL Server • Windows Server Licensing Cloud Nation Command & Control Center Multi-Tenant – Billing – Provisioning - Branding Public Cloud – Amazon East and West Servers – Storage – Networking – Security – Backup - Routing
Why Consider a vServer? • Scalability • Implement what you need • Test with small server until system is proven • Scale up for all users when you go live • Scale up or down anytime • Benefit • No hardware lock in • Lower cost • Lower cost, provision only what is needed • Flexible and nimble business system
vServer Facts • Consider the Following • vServer • vServer Monthly Cost: $189 • On Premise Hardware • Hardware Cost: $3,000 • Firewall, Router: $300 • Redundant Storage: $400 • Backup Services: $50/mo • Virus and Protection: $60/yr • Electrical, UPS: $300 • vServers are 46% cost effective over three years! Have a longer life than on premise Scalable to higher volume as customer grows business Offer significantly higher uptime SLA Happy customers
vServers Service Opportunities vServer offers Similar Services • Monitoring – Health and Performance • Patching and Upgrades • Data Protection and Archiving • Data Migration
Sizing a vServer • Review on premise Applications • Questions • Are there SQL Servers? • What are the RAM/CPU requirements for the LOB Apps? • Are there RAM hogs?
Sizing a vServer • What vServer size do I need? • The below chart provides basic guidelines for users – vServer size. • What about SQL Server? • Typically, when a customer has a SQL application, we recommend a dedicated vServer with SQL installed. For example, if a customer has 10 users and a SQL application, we recommend two vServers – 1 for the vDesktop users and a separate vServer w/SQL load for the application.
More information • Contact Cloud Nation • firstname.lastname@example.org • Robert Christiansen, CTO • Robert@cloudnation.co