We are able to deliver 20-40% savings over the life of your contract, while adding features and functionality to your infrastructure. Time and money are what every organization needs more of and that is what ITVines will give back to you.
This study was run in 2011 on one of the largest fitness chains in the US (References available upon request). The customer was extremely dissatisfied with their current carrier and solution and wanted to move as many services as possible away from them. We were able to reduce their telecommunications spend by 40%. This was not accomplished by reducing or eliminating any services. In fact, we added an additional back-up data center with a Gig-E connection between their new Data Center and their existing Data Center.
After our initial review of this customer's network infrastructure, bills and contracts we provided them with a breakdown of all of their existing services and the cost associated with them.
Upon meeting with the customer and uncovering various business needs, we learned that the customer wished to have a back up of their Data Center as part of their disaster recovery initiative. We also agreed that the other services they currently had were appropriate for their current and future needs.
With an understanding of the customer's objectives, we began negotiations with 6 carriers of the customer's choice. The customer selected Global Crossing, Nitel, Level3, Sprint, Qwest and Verizon.
Through negotiations we were able to reduce their monthly spend with each of the 6 carriers and provide the customer the information they needed to decide which solution best suited their needs as well as make our recommendation.
Summary of the solution; Each solution included full 45M MPLS circuits, a Gig circuit connecting the primary and secondary data center, Multiple IP Providers in the Data centers with 2 Ethernet Handoffs. There were some differences in each. Some solutions required the customer to keep more of their existing carrier services than others (indicated in blue text), and the winning solution included network monitoring via a Fluke Network device.
The end solution provided the customer with a 40% monthly savings after adding additional services. Additional services that were provided through solution:
Installation costs were accrued to move the data center and to build out the disaster recovery solution. Total installation costs were $164,367.00, which had a return on investment of 5.6 months.