Solved

How does pricing of VMWare's Cloud Based Disaster Recovery work?

Posted on 2016-08-05
6
74 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-06
What would it cost to have this cloud DR for say 40 VM's using 1TB ram and 20TB disk in total? A very rough figure would be appreciated.
I'm trying to evaluate its merit and cost versus buying hardware at a remote office and just doing the DR in-house. Thank you. Any hidden costs or gotchas?

http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vchs/Top_5_Reasons_for_Cloud_Based_Disaster_Recovery.pdf
0
Comment
Question by:amigan_99
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 121
ID: 41745186
Disaster Recovery Service has a basic offering and cost, see here

http://vcloud.vmware.com/uk/service-offering/pricing-guide
0
 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 41745367
how are you planning to get this 20TB to the cloud? From your requirements just the infrastructure is going to cost you about $1000GBP (1,300USD) /Month
0
 
LVL 121

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 41745375
it's much more than 1300 USD a month

DR service is 6TB, 240GB for $5,200 a month, x 4 = $20,000 a month

you could use the OnDemand service no contract, subscription.

You can add a configuration here

http://vcloud.vmware.com/uk/service-offering/pricing-calculator/on-demand

and based on number of hours usage, 24 hours, and lets say how many hours in DR site, before back up and running e.g. 7 days

250GB per VM, 40VMs, 1 vCPU = approx (20 public IP)

have a look at the calculator yourself...rough figures

2016-08-06-11_00_34-Cloud-OnDemand-G.png
0
The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:amigan_99
ID: 41745570
@Andrew In your example that's $4,537 for seven days of operating your business out of their cloud during some kind of disaster event. Is that correct? Are there other costs when you first setup the environment and replicate your data to their site but aren't making use of the VM's?
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 41745571
None, on the OnDemand it's Pay As You Go  Model, pay for what you use.

Create an account and try it out.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:amigan_99
ID: 41745575
This is very helpful. Thank you!
0

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question