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On-premise vs. DaaS Price Comparison

As a responsible cloud desktop provider we liaise with customers over the real tangible benefits of a managed desktop solution for your company, helping you make smart business decisions. In order to achieve better transparency and clarity about what we offer as an IT solution, we created this comprehensive price comparison brief, explaining the costs that accompany both desktop deployment methods: Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and traditional on-premise deployment model. Hopefully, by the end of it you will also have a better understanding about the considerable advantage in price and availability of a cloud desktop deployment (DaaS) over on-premise technology.

Desktop-as-a-Service is revolutionary in many ways from an IT standpoint. But here’s another reason also why it is becoming the preferred solution by many SMEs – It’s more affordable and accessible. We have divided this page into 4 sections based on the main types of costs associated with both services, calculated with accuracy for 3 or 5 years of continuous desktop deployment (All estimates based on 5 User-case scenario).

 

[1] Server Hardware & Software

What happens if you choose DaaS over On-premise technology?

For a period of 5 years, you pay a total price of 1,500$ with DaaS vs. 13,075$ -associated with On-premise hosting. Are we winning you over already? You won’t get around investing into the very basics like a switch and cabling. But you are close to zero. And what close to zero payment for hardware and software means for you is that you will have almost no outstanding cost for hosting your own desktop service in a fixed server location. What’s more, with DaaS your data is stored on a cloud server and you can access your desktop from anywhere remotely, unlike On-premise technology. We outsource the whole IT infrastructure including Hard Disk Drives, Storage Devices (allowing storing and retrieving of your data), Storage SQL Servers, Client Access License (CAL), Security Products, USV and more (Estimated for 5 user-case scenario).

DaaS (for 5 users over a 5 year timespan)
Description amount price per unit overall per user per month
Server Hardware, including HDD 0.00$ 0.00$
Server License 0.00$ 0.00$
User CAL 0.00$ 0.00$
NAS including. HDD 0.00$ 0.00$
SQL Server License 0.00$ 0.00$
SQL User CAL 0.00$ 0.00$
UTM (Firewall) 0.00$ 0.00$
USV 0.00$ 0.00$
Hardware Rack 0.00$ 0.00$
Switch 1 1,200.00$ 1,200.00$ 20.00$
Cable 20 15.00$ 300.00$ 5.00$
Total Paid : 1,500.00$ 25.00$
On-premise (for 5 users over a 5 year timespan)
Description amount price per unit overall per user per month
Server Hardware, including HDD 2 2,500.00$ 5,000.00$ 83.33$
Server License 2 600.00$ 1,200.00$ 20.00$
User Cal 5 30.00$ 150.00$ 2.50$
NAS incl. HDD 1 750.00$ 750.00$ 12.50$
SQL Server License 1 750.00$ 750.00$ 12.50$
SQL User Cal 5 100.00$ 500.00$ 8.33$
UTM (Firewall) 1 1,200.00$ 1,200.00$ 20.00$
USV 1 600.00$ 600.00$ 10.00$
Hardware Rack 1 1,200.00$ 1,200.00$ 20.00$
Switch 1 1,200.00$ 1,200.00$ 20.00$
Cable 35 15.00$ 525.00$ 8.75$
Total paid : 13,075.00$ 217.92$
[2] One-time configuration

All you need to know about outsourcing your desktop environment to IT-Fabrik from looking at these comparison tables is that your total monthly cost for 5 workstations will still be less than what you will need to pay for configuring your on-premise architecture. We provide you with a professionally managed desktop solution on a subscription basis by month- for which you get additional FREE – Antivirus Configuration, Cloud Backup and Local Backup services. To add a new tenant to your environment we charge only a small one-off fee and new user configuration will be completely free of charge.

DaaS (for 5 users over a 5 year timespan)
Description amount price per unit overall per user per month
Preparation, project cost 1 2,500.00$ 2,500.00$ 69.44$
Basic configuration server 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Migration DC 1 2,200.00$ 2,200.00$ 61.11$
Migration File server 1 2,200.00$ 2,200.00$ 61.11$
Configuration Antivirus 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Configuration local Backup 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Configuration Cloud Backup 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Configuration Client PC (pro PC) 5 150.00$ 750.00$ 20.83$
Configuration UTM 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Configuration Switch 1 800.00$ 800.00$ 22.22$
Configuration Fee NEW TENANT 1 999.00$ 999.00$ 27.75$
Configuration Fee existent tenant
Total 262.47$
On-premise (for 5 users over a 5 year timespan)
Description amount price per unit overall per user per month
Preparation, project cost 1 2,500.00$ 2,500.00$ 69.44$
Basic configuration server 1 1,800.00$ 1,800.00$ 50.00$
Migration DC 1 2,200.00$ 2,200.00$ 61.11$
Migration File server 1 2,200.00$ 2,200.00$ 61.11$
Configuration Antivirus 1 480.00$ 480.00$ 13.33$
Configuration local Backup 1 850.00$ 850.00$ 23.61$
Configuration Cloud Backup 1 650.00$ 650.00$ 18.06$
Configuration Client PC (pro PC) 5 200.00$ 1,000.00$ 27.78$
Configuration UTM 1 1,800.00$ 1,800.00$ 50.00$
Configuration Switch 1 800.00$ 800.00$ 22.22$
Configuration Fee NEW TENANT
Configuration Fee existent tenant
Total 396.67$
[3] Client PC Hardware & Software

Whether or not you are provisioning your desktop environment by yourself, you are still committed to purchasing your own physical devices for the end users. The great benefit of DaaS is that you can eliminate all hardware costs by utilizing BYOD business model, requiring no capital investment from your company whatsoever. Regarding your software installations, updates and patching- DaaS covers for you within the price of your subscription. Your cloud desktop service free starts from 199 $ per month for every user (5 user DaaS offer) and it decreases with purchasing more user workstations: 149 $ per user (15-25 desktops) and 139 $ per user (25+ desktops). As a member, you also get Free Office 365 licensing, Mail Archiving and Anti Malware & Antivirus Software and Data Monitoring round the clock.

Description price per user per month
DaaS On-premise
DaaS Per User (5 User Offer) 199.00$ /
Client PC Hardware (per user, for 3 years) 0,00$ 331,94$
Client PC Software (per user, for 3 years) 0.00$ 172.50$
[4] Monthly Costs & Fixed Costs

When it comes to fixed and monthly costs for management and maintenance, there is no better virtual desktop solution than DaaS. Once you move to the cloud, you benefit from making ZERO investments in costly infrastructure whilst getting flawless desktop service without the hassle of supporting it. IT-Fabrik provides you with proactive monitoring on a daily basis which includes Data Security Systems, Regular Security Updates & Patch Management, which could cost you up to 1,944.00$ per month if you were to choose hosting your own servers on-site.

DaaS (for 5 users over a 3 year timespan)
Description amount price per unit overall per month
Fixed costs
Server room rent pro rata 36 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Maintenance costs 36 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Air conditioning purchase 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Air conditioning, maintenance 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Total 0.00$
monthly cost
Monthly Costs 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Electricity 1 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00$
Total 0.00$
On-premise over a 3 year timespan
Description amount price per unit overall per user per month
Fixed costs
Server room rent pro rata 36 100.00$ 3,600.00$ 100.00$
Maintenance costs 36 500.00$ 18,000.00$ 500.00$
Air conditioning purchase 1 5,600.00$ 5,600.00$ 155.56$
Air conditioning, maintenance 36 40.00$ 1,440.00$ 40.00$
Total 28,640.00$ 795.56$
monthly cost
Monthly Costs 144 13.50$ 1,944.00$ 54.00$
Electricity, estimated 36 55.00$ 1,980.00$ 55.00$
Total 3,924.00$ 109.00$
Total Monthly Cost

After we broke down all the individual costs for you with both desktop deployment models, it is now clearer how DaaS outweighs on-premise technology in cost-effectiveness. Provisioning your desktop environment is knowingly costly and laborious undertaking, which you should be prepared to commit to for many years to come. DaaS is also the more flexible alternative, allowing your end-users to access your cloud desktop environment from anywhere- without experiencing latency.

Cloud Desktop Service For 15+ Users

Our price estimation concurs with the findings that we already made above. DaaS is still a more affordable alternative than on-premise technology for subscription of over 5 users. You could purchase managed desktop workstations from us for over 25 end-users at a time and still be at a better place with your CapEx and OpEx. In fact, adding more user desktops to your subscription reduces the monthly cost you’re paying per user significantly (see Client PC Hardware & Software). We can guarantee you that by choosing DaaS you will not only be saving money, but also increasing your employee productivity significantly- hence achieving greater ROI with Desktop-as-a-Service than opting for any other IT solution in the marketplace currently!