The Kemp TCO calculator compares metered, perpetual and competitive load balancing/ADC licensing. Users can assess the number and capacity range of load balancers needed to support their application infrastructure, providing them with insight on estimated TCO.
The calculator provides application delivery TCO insight based on three common application usage patterns:
- Peak Usage – This scenario reflects the traffic profile of organizations that have busy periods such as a holiday season, sale or student registration where traffic levels are significantly above normal. Metering of traffic is ideal for this scenario as it avoids the over-provisioning cost associated with perpetual licenses.
- Steady Growth – For scenarios where traffic increases lineally over time, this model sizes requirements based on the growth rate entered and the capacity required in month 36 of the three-year model. The model assumes that growth will be steady and not follow a ‘hockey stick’ type pattern.
- On Demand – With this on-off scenario, the calculator models usage based on a requirement to go from zero to the capacity defined. The model uses the on-demand peak provided and the frequency to calculate usage.
To calculate costs, users can try the Kemp TCO calculator here: https://kemptechnologies.com/total-cost-ownership/calculator.
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