NetApp Backup: Total Cost of Ownership

A NetApp Backup environment on the Ns3i platform typically costs 48% to 26% less than an in-house solution.

Highlights

  • NetApp Backup on Ns3i costs up to 48% less than do-it-yourself
  • Instant provisioning of NetApp storage devices
  • Avoidance of capital expenditure
  • Elimination of operational costs 
  • No long-term commitment
  • No vendor lock-in

On the Ns3i platform you can instantly build secure and safe NetApp backup and archiving solutions at a cost far less than doing-it-yourself, while maintaining total control of the environment.

This total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis shows how a NetApp Backup solution on the Ns3i platform compares with building your own solution in a colocation facility.  It compares the cost of protecting 5, 15 and 50 TB of data.  A solution on the Ns3i platform typically costs 48% to 26% less than do-it-yourself. 

 Additionally, the Ns3i platform provides instant provisioning of NetApp storage devices, the ability to right-size storage requirements, the avoidance of capital expenditure, and the elimination of the operational cost and long-term commitment associated with managing a colocation facility, benefits one typically forgoes with the do-it-yourself approach.

Scenario: Protect 5 TB Data

NetApp Backup: Ns3i Platform Year 1Year 2 Year 3
NetApp Starter Plan - 5 TB $21,000$21,000 $21,000
Cisco ASA Firewall$3,000$3,000 $3,000
ISP$4,800$4,800 $4,800
3-Year TCO $86,400

NetApp Backup: Do it yourselfYear 1Year 2 Year 3
Coloation related costs* $28,500$28,500 $28,500
Networking related costs**$16,100$1,100 $1,100
NetApp related costs***$46,000$3,500 $3,500
One-time setup, labor, misc.$13,500$2,500 $2,500
3-Year TCO $167,200

Bottom Line: A NetApp backup environment on the Ns3i platform is 48% less.

Scenario: Protect 15 TB Data

NetApp Backup: Ns3i Platform Year 1Year 2 Year 3
NetApp Business Plan - 15 TB $30,600$30,600 $30,600
Cisco ASA Firewall$3000$3000 $3,000
ISP$4,800$4,800 $4,800
3-Year TCO $115,200

NetApp Backup: Do it yourselfYear 1Year 2 Year 3
Coloation related costs* $28,500$28,500 $28,500
Networking related costs**$16,100$1,100 $1,100
NetApp related costs***$53,000$3,500 $3,500
One-time setup, labor, misc.$13,500$2,500 $2,500
3-Year TCO $167,200

Bottom Line: A NetApp backup environment on the Ns3i platform is 34% less

Scenario: Protect 50 TB

NetApp Backup: Ns3i Platform Year 1Year 2 Year 3
NetApp Corporate Plan - 50 TB $36,000$36,000 $36,000
Cisco ASA Firewall$4,200$4,200 $4,200
ISP$4,800$4,800 $4,800
3-Year TCO $135,000

NetApp Backup: Do it yourselfYear 1Year 2 Year 3
Coloation related costs* $28,500$28,500 $28,500
Networking related costs**$16,100$1,100 $1,100
NetApp related costs***$59,500$4,000 $4,000
One-time setup, labor, misc.$13,500$2,500 $2,500
3-Year TCO $181,700

Bottom Line: A NetApp backup environment on the Ns3i platform is 26% less.

 

Note: This TCO analysis assumes the do-it-yourself approach does not use dual NetApp controllers for the NetApp Backup and Archiving use case.  The NetApp Backup solution on the Ns3i platform does use dual NetApp controllers, which provide high availability – an added benefit of building a NetApp Backup solution on the Ns3i platform.

 

Learn More

To learn more about our NetApp Backup and Recovery solution email us: contact@ns3i.com or call: 1-844-343-3474.  

 

*Space, cooling and power.                                                                                                

**Router,switch, firewall, and annual maintenance.  

 ***Controller, shelf with disks, and annual maintenance.