IaaS lowers your server TCO
As a data center provider, KVH provides you an environment that is standardized, managed, operated and monitored, allowing you to drive the true total cost of ownership to the lowest possible level.
The components that make up the costing of servers are:
- Server Hardware 10%: Server hardware costs (including unit and warranty cost) account for only 10% of the TCO. KVH works very hard to reduce this base cost even further to ensure quality equipment with volume discounts from our server vendors and partner manufacturers. Standardization helps to ensure the best pricing possible but the costs of server hardware is only one component of the TCO.
- Power 10%: Over its lifetime, a modern server can typically consume enough electricity to equal its purchase price. At KVH, the server operator and the data center engineers cooperate to ensure an efficient environment through sophisticated cooling, power distribution and load management practices to keep power costs low.
- Network 15%: A fast connection to the outside world, data storage systems and other servers is absolutely essential to maximize the computing capability of a server. The network equipment, including switches, routers, and cables all cost money and require regular maintenance and professional management. The cost of the high speed links often exceeds the price of the server itself.
- People 30%: The largest single cost in server TCO comes from people – special skills, engineers, service desk, support staff, and consultation. The KVH IT platform drives human resource costs down through aggregation and automation, realizing true economies of scale.
- Software Licenses & Management Tools 10%: Software licenses can easily exceed the cost of the hardware itself. We ensure compliance with license requirements and have sophisticated tools for measuring performance and ensuring availability.
- Firewall & Load Balancer 10%: Safe, robust access requires smart firewalls and load balancers to distribute the work.
- Facility 5%: Rent, mechanical & electrical infrastructure, and cooling capability are the basic infrastructure necessary for robust computing.
- Network Data Storage 10%: Many servers require access to storage across the network and, often require professional management to oversee sophisticated systems.