CC3 to Vanilla....costing
Towards the end of the year I have to present a case to our finance committee to move from CC3 to Vanilla network.
So I am currently looking to people who have already moved from CC3 to Vanilla and can help me fully appreciate what's needed cost wise.
We already have a good 1gbps network backbone and use our LEAs firewall. I have an initial basic purchase list to "recreate" what we have at moment with CC3. This includes:
-Server 2008 Licenses inc cals for the servers (to replace the Server 2003 SP2 we have with RM)
-1 x SCCM License inc cals (this will provide os/app deployment, remote control, wsus etc)
-Backup Exec Licenses for each server that needs it (already have some)
-MDT 2010 for image creation and linked to SCCM (free)
We will also add additional features such as new backup solution, exchange server, proxy server etc etc but at moment just want an idea of what's needed to budget for in the move to match what we have now. As I like to give the basic quote as well as the all signing and dancing one.
We pay our LEA for general support (so far very much underused) so that can be utilised, 2 local schools have already done this. If not then we could look at 3rd line support from external company for first year to cover our backs.
Any help appreciated as would like to nail the costs down early.....