TrueNAS Backup: Total Cost of Ownership

 

The Ns3i platform lets you instantly build a dedicated TrueNAS online backup and archiving environment 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 TrueNAS Backup solution on the Ns3i platform compares with building your own solution in a colocation facility.  It compares the cost of protecting 18, 46 and 118 TB of data.  A solution on the Ns3i platform typically costs 31% to 20% less than do-it-yourself. 

Additionally, the Ns3i platform provides instant provisioning of TrueNAS 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.

Highlights

  • TrueNAS Backup on Ns3i costs up to 31% less than do-it-yourself
  • Instant provisioning of TrueNAS storage appliance
  • Avoidance of capital expenditure
  • Console, IPMI and management interface access
  • No long-term commitment
  • No vendor lock-in

Scenario: Protect 18 TB Data

TrueNAS Backup: Ns3i Platform Year 1Year 2 Year 3
TrueNAS Z20 - 18 TB $12,758$12,758 $12,758
Power $1,200$1,200 $1,200
Cisco ASA Firewall$1,800$1,800 $1,800
ISP$2,400$2,400 $2,400
3-Year TCO $54,475

TrueNAS Backup: DIY ColocationYear 1Year 2 Year 3
Colocation costs* $9,000$9,000 $9,000
Device costs**$17,610$950 $950
ISP$4,200$4,200 $4,200
One-time setup, labor, misc.$5,000$5,000 $5,000
3-Year TCO $78,610

Bottom Line: A TrueNAS backup environment on the Ns3i platform is 31% less than DIY colocation.

Scenario: Protect 46 TB Data

TrueNAS Backup: Ns3i Platform Year 1Year 2 Year 3
TrueNAS Z20 - 46 TB $15,958$15,958 $15,958
Power $1,200$1,200 $1,200
Cisco ASA Firewall$1,800$1,800 $1,800
ISP$2,400$2,400 $2,400
3-Year TCO $64,075

TrueNAS Backup: DIY ColocationYear 1Year 2 Year 3
Colocation costs* $10,200$10,200 $10,200
Device costs**$23,250$950 $950
ISP$4,200$4,200 $4,200
One-time setup, labor, misc.$5,000$5,000 $5,000
3-Year TCO $87,850

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

Scenario: Protect 118 TB

TrueNAS Backup: Ns3i Platform Year 1Year 2 Year 3
TrueNAS Z20 - 118 TB $24,047$24,047 $24,047
Power $1,200$1,200 $1,200
Cisco ASA Firewall$1,800$1,800 $1,800
ISP$2,400$2,400 $2,400
3-Year TCO $88,340

TrueNAS Backup: DIY ColocationYear 1Year 2 Year 3
Colocation costs* $12,000$12,000 $12,000
Device costs**$40,170$950 $950
ISP$4,200$4,200 $4,200
One-time setup, labor, misc.$5,000$5,000 $5,000
3-Year TCO $110,170

Bottom Line: A TrueNAS backup environment on the Ns3i platform is 20% less.

 

Note: This TCO analysis assumes the do-it-yourself approach does not use dual TrueNAS controllers for the Backup and Archiving use case. 

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*Space, cooling and power.                                                                                                

**Storage appliance, switch, firewall, console server, PDU and annual maintenance.